7.1 out of 10

Rye

Ranked 307th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.3865833854749 144.804731924832
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Beach Lovers
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"The perfect sea change as they say"

Located approximately 55minutes from the City and the Eastern Suburbs Rye has always been one of the Mornington Peninsulas favourite holiday destinations. Now with the free flowing Peninsula Link and the Frankston Bypass offering a dream run from the city and suburbs people are choosing to relocate to the Peninsula on a permanent basis, "the perfect sea change as they say". Rye has the advantage of kilometers of sparkling family friendly bay beaches with bleached sandy beaches, shady Moonah trees and an interesting collection of bathing boxes. For the more adventurous there are world class surf beaches that cater for all categories of surfing enthusiast. All forms of aquatic activities are yours for the asking. For those seeking the buzz of the ocean from a spectators point of view there is a never ending series of paths and walkways along the cliff faces and through the wonderful national parks. A major shopping centre, strip shops, boutiques, and gift shops are at your fingertips A vast and varying collection of cafes, bars, restaurants, gaming venues and hotels are also well represented. Rye has a very popular RSL with regular live entertainment, a large extremely active bowls club that encourages visitors, Football and Cricket Grounds and a well used community hall. The annual Christmas foreshore carnival is a major draw card as to are the traditional foreshore camping grounds. Rye has it all in abundance for permanent residents and visitors.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"It this was overseas you'd flock to get there."

Between a surf-lover's ocean and a blue water bay with a north-facing beach that is as safe as any in the world. Cafes and ice-cream shops line the main street. A playground sits in the foreshore along with enough space to play soccer or host a mass barbecue for hundreds plus a carnival. The roads drift back into hills with incredible views. Quiet in the shoulder months enough for quiet introspection whether you're a writer, a painter, a beachcomber or just want to walk your dog in solitude. Vibrant in summer when the beaches come alive with colour. Always somewhere to stay; there's no lack of motel, B&B, private houses to rent or camping ground accommodation. Four op-shops (count them) for cheap and cheerful supplies of everything the holidaymaker or permanent resident could glean for next to nothing. Did I mention the locals are friendly?

All that and the property prices are just about the lowest within an hour of Melbourne.
Pros
  • Everything.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Retirement, retirement"

Perfect place to holiday or retire. I have found that a lot of our family friends have gone there to retire. they sold the homes in the suburbs and packed their bags. Perfect beach. people are all so nice and welcoming. I love the shops specially over Summer. There are a few nice restaurants and lots to do with the kids
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Rye is Peaceful, Relaxed & surrounded in a bush like ambience"

And not to mention the surf can be unreal! I lived/worked here for a while and absolutely loved it! the only thing I couldnt rave about was the cold weather and a little lack of nightlife, but if you like Victoria and the weather but also enjoy peace & quiet THIS is the place for you! The realestate here is also very good value!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
2yrs+

"Big family holiday destination, nice and relaxing, but a bit too busy in the holiday months"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
2yrs+

"Close to upmarket Sorrento without the pricetag"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful town with bushlands and ocean views"

Situated on the Mornington Peninsula, 85km from Melbourne, Rye is a small town of some 8,500 residents. It is best suited to retirees, though families seeking the stunning surrounds of the Victorian bush and seaside would enjoy living in Rye too. Local attractions include service clubs, a summer carnival and a couple of golf courses, but the town also boasts an Aussie Rules football team and spectacular views across the ocean and up t Arthur’s Seat. A popular vacation spot, especially among students, Rye has an average property value of $300,000 and is nestled between Port Phillip, Bass Strait, Blairgowrie and Tootgarook.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees