7.2 out of 10

Parkville

Ranked 301st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7896486572168 144.954295124176
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A place to call home!"

I was renting there 1 year ago, we left due to professional commitment. Now we are missing it and want to come back.

We miss the CADE, we are looking to buy there.
Pros
  • A breath of fresh air in the city
  • Good for fitness
  • Peaceful - a place to call home
Cons
  • Too good to be true
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful parks, preserved historic homes"

Pros
  • A very pretty suburb. South Parkville has a fine display of beautifully preserved homes from the late 1800's
  • New parkland being developed at the site of the old children's hospital.
  • A breath of fresh air in the city
  • Good for fitness
Cons
  • Traffic becoming heavier like everywhere else in Melbourne. SLOW DOWN EVERYONE!! ENJOY THE PARKS!!
  • Demolition work at the children's hospital noisy but should be finished soon.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Quite expensive, Very crowded, Bad traffic jams, feels congested"

Bad place to live, better to live in the east for the price you will be paying. Would rather live in suburbs which are safer with good schools like burwood, heidelburg, thornbury, northcote, fairfield in the east or notrh east...Keilor east, Strathmore, Niddrie in North west are pretty good as well.
Cons
  • Congested
  • Expensive
  • People not as friendly
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

Parkville is a great place to live. Very peacful and quiet. Melbourne Zoo close by. If you actually live in one ofteh apartments close to the Zoo you can hear the animals in the morning. Great parks, Close to city, univesities and great night life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Loaded with parks and walking distance to the city"

This is suburbia at its best. Quiet and relaxed with plenty of parks and places to run, walk, cycle or do whatever else you may want to do.
There are gold courses nearby for the golf lovers which just adds to the green feel.
There aren’t a lot of places to go out for a drink around the immediate area but it’s not too far from a number of places, including the city and all it has to offer.
Its also not far to Brunswick and the great restaurants and café’s for that Sunday brunch.
It’s a great spot to get close to Melbourne University but probably out of the price range for most students although there is a good mix of places available.
It is well serviced by public transport but you could walk into the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees