8.3 out of 10

Parkdale

Ranked 198th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9946259256079 145.078497276587
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Mar 07, 2016

"Nice suburb"

Parkdale is a nice suburb but there are nice ones at the beach further out.
langwarrinlover
langwarrinlover How do you rate a suburb one star with the only comment as 'there are nice ones at the beach further out'. A rating is based on the positives of a suburb, the infrastructure, the amenities, the people, the schools, parks, access to city, shops, hospitals, facilities, also house prices, liveability etc. This is a useless comment and you obviously have not or did not live in the suburb long enough to get a grasp on it's true value. Hopefully you have moved on.
Sep 15, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 25, 2015

"A beach side paradise"

Better in summer than in winter... not gonna lie kids
Pros
  • Too many to list!
Cons
  • Distance from city
  • None!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Great little suburb"

Lacking in a few areas but is the pick of the affordable beach side suburbs at the moment.
Pros
  • Beach
Cons
  • Distance from city
  • Public transport
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Parkdale has everything and more."

Parkdale really is one of the best beachside suburbs. It has excellent schools, private and public for all ages. Great sports facilities, great shopping, the best public transport in the area. The best beach with sand, not rocks and easy access from the street (don't have to abseil to get down like some of our neighbouring suburbs). We have the best small little shopping village with an abundance of great cafes and little eateries to dine at. We have the cafe right on the beach as well. Supermarkets, excellent fruit/veg shops, great speciality shops and good pubs and restaurants for any cuisine. The people or friendly, mostly young families. On weekends everyone gets out and about, walking through the many parks and gardens or along the beach. We have great walking trails and bike trails along the beach and families are out having a coffee and walking around all weekend, it is like a holiday lifestyle but just 25 minutes and you are in Melbourne CBD. We love it.
Pros
  • Too many to list!
Cons
  • None!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
jonnyc1
jonnyc1 sorry bud. the govt schools are shithouse as they are in most places. A river of drugs and tattooed bogans, but that is now everywhere according to the Mordialloc police. It's nice enough in Parkdale and certainly better than the western suburbs, but this country is going down the shithole courtesy of our wonderful politicians and Parkdale is not immune.
Dec 29, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Too many to list!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic place for families"

We love Parkdale. Cafes, restaurants, boutiques, the beach, the locals, character and charm, parks, sporting clubs, good school zones, public transport... you name it, we have it! We have lived here all our lives and would never move again!
Pros
  • Too many to list!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beachside without the Pricetag"

Parkdale has a small town community feel, all of the neighbours, shops, schools are friendly. The sports grounds have people coming from the "Richer" suburbs as they either have none or fewer parks. The sports clubs from Cricket, footy or Surf life saving are all about family, friend, fan in that order.The public schools like, Parktone have a Principal who is known for working to the early hours of the morning painting rooms to save money so the kids would have more resources. The suburb itself is difficult to get into, you practically need to wait for a deceased estate to be sold before you can get is as they aren't making ay more land there.
If you are seeking a truely family friendly area close to the beach, train station, shops but without the brighton pricetag look no further!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Happiness by the beach"

We love bringing up the family here. Great access to the beach for exercise or recreation, nice local cafes and restaurants and good local shopping at the plaza or Southland. All this and only 35 minutes commute from the City. Neighbours are friendly and know how lucky we all are!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and close to the beach"

A lovely beachside suburb with a good number of lovely streets and beautiful houses. The downside in being in such a great area with such a good beach is the visitors during the height of summer. But that is easy to deal with when you can get down there and enjoy the benefits without having to drive.
The area has reasonable public transport but its going to be a reasonably long trip to the city.
There are some good schools in the area for families with kids and a few good kindergartens as well.
Its not too far to Southland if you can’t get what you need around the corner.
On top of the beach for having fun with the kids there are some good parks around the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees