4.6 out of 10

Princes Hill

Ranked 323rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7809773754391 144.96503914681
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Jul 17, 2016

"So many brothels and dens"

Every corner has peeps selling drugs, every hidden lane leads to a "popup" brothel. Worst neighbourhood ever. However, if your looking action, perhaps worth a visit.
Pros
  • All forms of degradation can be bought here.
  • None
Cons
  • Crime level is high
  • So trashy and so ugly
  • Ugly
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers
maddyh2
maddyh2 Recommended for beach lovers? It's nowhere near the beach! You've obviously got the wrong place. Properties are beautiful in this highly sought after area, many costing well over 2 million. Hardly any crime especially compared to other areas, definitely no drug pushers on ever corner and I've never seen a brothel. Lived in this area for over 35 years.
Apr 23, 2017
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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
Oct 12, 2015

"WORST AREA IN THE WORLD"

Im so scared its so ugly theres so many negative things. Such high crime levels, no education thats good, looks old and terrible and there'd a terrible freaky graveyard in the town. Houses are weird and the residents are mental
Pros
  • None
Cons
  • Crime level is high
  • So trashy and so ugly
  • Ugly
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers
maddyh2
maddyh2 Again there is something up with this comment! This TiffanyN then immediately posts that she agrees with her own post! No education that's good??? It's right near Melbourne Uni for goodness sake, and Princes Hill primary and high school and University High school, all reputable schools. This review is surprisingly similar to the first, and my comment there was recommended for beach lovers? It's nowhere near the beach! You've obviously got the wrong place. Properties are beautiful in this highly sought after area, many costing well over 2 million. Hardly any crime especially compared to other areas, definitely no drug pushers on ever corner and I've never seen a brothel. Lived in this area for over 35 years.
Apr 23, 2017
maddyh2
maddyh2 To clarify my above comment I reported the 2 negative comments on this page I've commented on but they've been left as I was advised everybody has a right to express their opinion, and I was told the best I can do is explain why I think their opinion is incorrect - as I have. But it was apparently noted this TiffanyN commenting on her own review as though she was a different reviewer stating she '100% agreed' with her review and it as accurate etc is not the right thing to do and it has now been removed. Just needed to explain my reference to that now it's disappeared.
Apr 24, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"An oasis close to the action"

A little pocket which tends to be known as a part of Carlton North. It is arguably the best spot in the area. The houses are predominantly Victorian terraces and many have been restored. The streets are nice and wide.

Princes Park is at the doorstep so very convenient for a walk or a jog and kid and pet friendly. For public transport, there is a choice of trams on either Lygon St or Royal Parade. It is less than 10 minute to drive into the CBD yet the area is green and generally quiet. It is not uncommon to hear birds chirping in the morning.

The residents are typically middle class but there would be an over representation of academics partially due to its proximity to Melbourne University.

Overall, I wouldn't think twice given chance to live here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
JoanA1
JoanA1 You've obviously never seen prinny hill.
Jul 17, 2016
maddyh2
maddyh2 I'm afraid JoanA1 you obviously have the wrong place or are intentionally posting a false negative review - please see my comment on your review above.
I personally agree 100% with this review written by AprilFlame and can assure anyone a walk around Princes Hill will show you a most beautiful and peaceful suburb.
Apr 23, 2017
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