8.7 out of 10

Roxburgh Park

Ranked 133rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.6195729953182 144.922122788496
Great for
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Gym & Fitness
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Apr 11, 2017

"Recently moved to Roxburgh Park"

I moved to Roxburgh Park a few months ago and am surprised by how much I like living here. I was living much closer to the city and I was a bit worried about whether I would have good neighbours and whether I would feel safe. So far so good the neighbours are lovely in my street and I have no regrets.
If you want cafes and nightlife at your doorstep this area is not for you. Most areas of the suburb have a great community feel and its easy to get into the city with the train station so close. Shopping centre has been improved and has everything I need for my weekly shop.
Pros
  • Affordable but still close to city
  • Safe
  • Great community
Cons
  • lacking in wide roads in most of streets
  • Limited retail, no streetlife, no entertainment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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
Dec 15, 2016

"A safe and convenient suburb"

Pros
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country 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 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
Sep 21, 2016

"Addzy"

Great place to live. very nice views safe happy.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
  • Very wide road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lower-middle income 90s era outer suburb predominantly housing young families"

There have been a lot of gushing reviews of roxy plus a couple of extremely negative reviews... to be honest it's somewhere in the middle. It's safer than some suburbs, less safe than others- apparently the latest statistics show it is slightly above the average for crime, but not by much. Like most outer suburbs its dominated by young families so dont expect any cafes bars or proper restaurants, and no high street as such, retail is all in one shopping centre, which has all the usual mass chain retail. There is a new train station, which isn't too far out of the city, which makes the prices in the area very cheap compared to suburbs that take the equivalent time to get the train to the city in the Eastern/South Eastern suburbs or via tram. Most people seem to get around by car tho, and you hardly see any people walking. Housing stock is pretty decent, mostly modest but nice looking houses, townhouses and terrace/row houses. Agree with an earlier poster about people staring tho- like most outer suburbs from what i've seen most other men act fairly conservative and dress/act the same, if you are doing/wearing something different to the rest (and not just talking about hipsters here) expect more attention than you're used to. Overall tho, if you're looking for an affordable place for a family not as far out as woop woop then its pretty good, if you're more worried about lifestyle, heritage buildings, public transport street life or nightlife, probably best to stick to places within 10 km of the city.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Decent city access by train/car
  • Multicultural
Cons
  • Limited retail, no streetlife, no entertainment
  • Have to drive everywhere; isolated if no car/license
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A place where you can raise a family in a new house & only 1/2 hour from city."

For somebody raising a family, its a perfect option:
1) Safe - nobody bothers you unnecessarily.
2) Space - Excellent parklands and open areas - good walking / bike tracks.
3) Affordable - where else you can get a an excellent quality newish home under $350k and still be only 1/2 an hour from city.
4) Facilities - Train station, good everyday shopping facilities, restaurants, gyms, several state / catholic primary & secondary schools.
Pros
  • Affordable good quality houses
  • Train station
  • only 1/2 an hour to city
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A great suburb central to most suburbs"

Pros
  • quiet and relaxing
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
Cons
  • Needs shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
AishaS1
AishaS1 Mounira are you still living there want to ask about schools and safety ?
2yrs+
AishaS1
AishaS1 is your opinion still same i can see this comment was made some years back.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic place to live"

New shopping centre to be opened before christmas , , this makes it even more fantastic, Best place to raise kids
Pros
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
  • Very wide road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
mounira
mounira ive moved to the area recently, was afraid because of the bad things ive heard about this suburb, but i have to say, its nothing like what ive been told, the area is great, i love it, should have moved here years ago.... i wouldnt want to move anywhere else.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Where dreams come true..."

Much of what is now Roxburgh Park was formerly used as agricultural land and Roxburgh Park was only developed by the Urban Land Corporation in 1992 (not unlike the new towns in green wedges of Britain). The commercial hub of the suburb is located on Somerton Road (highways 35 and 58).

As of 2005 development has progressed, with the construction of more child care centres, a retirement village, an Islamic centre, as well as improvement of roads. The Roxburgh Park railway station opened on 30 September 2007.

Most of Roxburgh Park's fame came with widely screened TV commercials throughout the mid-1990s, presenting Roxburgh Park's avowed virtues as a planned community with a balance of residential, industrial and reserves (part of the Shanklands Reserve is in the south of Roxburgh Park), as well as community services and access to transport. The slogan for the campaign was Roxburgh Park - where dreams come true...
Pros
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
Cons
  • lacking in wide roads in most of streets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
sikalo1
sikalo1 What's Roxburgh Secondary College like? I'm moving in the area soon, and I've heard some bad things about it, from a few people. Im really concerned.
2yrs+
ItsOkaY
ItsOkaY Out of 10 i will give 5 for Roxburgh Secondary College. There are better schools in the same area. The area is a gold mine u cant go wrong it is pretty safe. Dont be to concerned, it is a very family oriented suburb.
2yrs+
mounira
mounira ive moved my kids from thomastown secondary to roxburgh college, i was pretty worried about the bad reputation roxburgh college had, but having the kids there and hearing their feedback, its pretty good, i think the college has come a long way, we're pretty happy so far, so good, and the suburb is great, esp for families.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Seems ok so far!"

Close to amenties, such as Safeway, Roxy Hotel and shops, not far to Broady town centre etc. Lots of gyms I notice around.
A few parks around, bit far from my place though as are bike tracks for kids.
A lot of noisy cars-tyres screeching late at night and during the day and too many cars and trucks parked in front of houses, some dumpy cars with overgrown grass parked on nature strips spoil area.
Getting out of the suburb almost makes you car sick just driving out as the roads are shocking, too many turns as not enough main roads.
Traffic is shocking in mornings down pascovale road to barrys rd from 8am-ish and after work. Seems to move better after there.
Don't hear many dogs barking which is great.
I like it but miss where we used to live with a big park next door and quiet.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
Sith4Brains
Sith4Brains Get used to the hoons doing burnouts, the car smashes, vandalism and graffiti because this suburb is rife with it. Used to be a nice area but every public amenity has been destroyed by the vandals and morons who couldn't give a crap that this is the suburb they live in. Living in Iraq would be safer!!

Too dangerous for teenage girls to walk through after dark. Rapes,stabbings, bashings and robberies are the norm in this god forsaken suburb!!
2yrs+
Moortje84
Moortje84 Wow, I can't believe the positive things people are saying about Roxburgh Park.. I lived there for 2 years and the amount of crime was unbelievable. The way people drive in the residential streets is a joke. Mine and my partners' cars were both egged in the duration and it wasn't uncommon to drive past cars with smashed windows. As a young woman even a trip to the supermarket was laden with unnerving stares and in comparison to the Eastern suburbs where I grew up this experience was unfamiliar and unwelcome. The streets are rife with stray cats and the playgrounds are vandalised and inhabited by intimidating, young adults who use language which could not be considered child friendly in the slightest.

Police presence was unheard of and would no doubt have improved the environment ten fold.

I hope that others' have a more pleasant time living in Roxburgh Park.
2yrs+
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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 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+

"Great Place To LIve - Beautiful Parklands"

I have currently been living in Roxburgh park for almost 3 years, just off the popular hayfield road, I have 3 young children and find the parklands and school playgrounds in the area fantastic and the kids really enjoy going for walks and visiting all the different amenities. Excellent little community based suburb as all my neighbors are very friendly and caring.

Roxburgh park has undergone huge changes over the last couple of years with new roads opening up, very excited about the new road coming from somerton road up to the end of hayfield rd in the greenvale lakes estate which suits me and all living on hayfield road just fine. Hopefully the future proposed freeway exit running from pascoe vale road down to somerton rd gets here soon, it looks like they have commenced that down at the pascoe vale road exit near jacana from all the road works going on.

Talks about a westfield shopping centre looms, will be great for the suburb and will add great value to properties in the area if it was to eventuate
Pros
  • Excellent parklands
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
  • Very wide road
  • Multicultural suburb
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
cyh
cyh what about greenvale lakes?
2yrs+
ItsOkaY
ItsOkaY Not bad But i consider Greenvale Lakes to be Roxy all entry comes from hayfiledroad Roxy much better
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A shining gem"

It's a very peaceful and nice place, just love it!
Pros
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
  • Very wide road
Cons
  • Needs shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Best of the best"

Very nice suburb , peacefull and closer to everything and the house prices are growing very fast here which is very good. Very good schools around too and definitely lesser crime compared to other suburbs I have seen like south morang
Pros
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
  • Very wide road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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+

"Big changes set for roxy"

Infrestructure in roxy is greatly improving day by day with more shops opening, new roads being built in and out of the suburb to accommodate surrounding burbs. Highly recommend
Pros
  • Multicultural suburb
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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+

"best growing suburb in the north"

Great area to liver in with families with young children as there are ample schooling and childcare.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Central to most suburbs
  • Great community
  • Very community based
  • Very wide road
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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+

"the best street in roxburgh park"

The widest street in roxburgh park with parking on either side. Very quiet street and neighbors are all excellent
Pros
  • Very wide road
  • Safe
  • Very community based
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"great place to live if you have children"

I've been living in foxy for 6 years. There have been massive changes to the roads becoming dual carriage ways easing traffic in and out. Very quiet place to live and the neighborhood is usually friendly. The only downfall is rosy needs a shopping centre.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Great community
  • Central to most suburbs
Cons
  • Needs shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordability and Performance"

I have been living here in Roxy for about 4 months now and feel very much at home in this suburb. Like any other, it has its positives and negatives.

Positives:

Affordability: It is cheaper than Craigieburn and 8km closer to the city. Its mostly Townhouses and houses here. Average price for a 3x3x2 townhouse is about 340,000 and house is 400,000.

Suburb Performance: Roxy was number 10 on top 10 growth suburbs in Melbourne in 3rd quarter 2010 with estimated capital gains of 10 % in that quarter alone!

City access by road: 10 min to tulla, 7 mins to Hume Fwy, 4 min to Hume Fwy, 20 min to Citilink. (I have tried multiple combinations of ride to the city. On Freeway (excluding rush hour) it is about 35 min on average. On through Pasco Vale Rd or Hume Hwy/Sydney Rd, we have been in city in 45 min on average.

Train: Its the second last stop on Metlink's Craigieburn line but unlike Frankston or Belgrave lines, it has much fewer stops and it takes exactly 36 min from Roxburgh Park Station to Flinders.

Parks and Recreation: Roxy is in between city and country so lots of natural beauty all around. Woodland Park, Greenvale Reserviour, 400 acre reserve to name a few. With in Roxy, there are quite a few parks and water bodies.

People: Roxy is not a rich suburb but its not a troubled suburb either. There is a healthy mix of Aussies and Immigrants as well as a large Turkish and Islamic community. Interest from migrants has given the suburb a boost.

Active Council: It falls under city of Hume which is a fairly big city with a very active Council. Local libraries (especially at Broadmeadows) are great, with lots of activities planned all year round.

Negatives:

Entertainment Options:
You basic Safeway, IGA, Chinese Store, Discount Stores, Deli, Bakery, Halal Meat Shop are all there but if you are looking for Cafes and Bars, you should have stopped at Brunswick or Ascot Vale. The fact is, its a typical family with kids suburb so you dont have the night life offered in the 10 km radius.

Major Chains: Roxy is nestled between three big suburbs, Broadmeadows in South, Epping towards the East and Craigieburn to the North. All roughly 8km away. This means that all local Bunnings, K mart, Hoytts etc are also about 8 mins drive.

Safety: It is definitely much safer than Meadow Heights and Broadmeadows, but there have been one or two incidents recently. Then again, these incidents happen in Melbourne CBD also so you be the judge of that one.


Overall, I recommend people in this price bracket to consider Roxy simply because it is affordable, has all the basic facilities, transport links and services in a natural environment with a decent multicultural mix of people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
GhoumMure
GhoumMure Is there a mosque near by other then Meadow Height or a Musalla ? Any Weekend Islamic school for kids ?
2yrs+
GhoumMure
GhoumMure How are schools in general ? Please guide about Primary schools, Islamic schools and colleges
2yrs+
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