8.0 out of 10

Parkville

Ranked 265th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7896486572168 144.954295124176
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
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
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
May 15, 2020

"An escape from the city, yet right next to the city. A wonderful place to call home!"

What an amazing place to call home just a stone throw from the CBD. We are spoiled for choice with many parks, multiple sporting facilities, and great public transportation with both tram and train. I love being close to all the happening and busy suburbs like Brunswick, Carlton, Fitzroy but still being able to go back to our tranquil suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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
The Travelling Tommy
The Travelling Tommy Hi good day Matrixeng,
Would you please consider my apartment at 1009/61 Galada Avenue (Thrive) as I'm alright to sell at a discounted price afterall I don't live in Melbourne anymore. My unit 2R2B1C is centrally facing green park with great view of the morning sunshine. If you are keen, you may contact my agent Angela Wu of Paragon Real Estate. You can take a good look at my unit at Realestate.com.au.

Thank you.
May 26, 2020
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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
  • LGBT+
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

Unranked Streets in Parkville

"Beautiful neighborhood surrounded by parks"
-37.7890836775 144.9572960005
"Google Maps are wrong - it's Strickland ROAD....anyway - nice road."
-37.7758057898 144.940562037

Royal Parade

3.5/5
"Parks, parks, parks"
-37.7923075268 144.9584434723
"residential stree adjacent to Royal Park"
-37.7951147345 144.9530476228