8.2 out of 10

South Kingsville

Ranked 211st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8320854536113 144.872996109304
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 31, 2018

"South Kingsville convert!"

We love living in South Kingsville - not many know about it but it really is great. We've got two young kids and its perfect, we live on Paxton St so we've got the park, community centre/kinder at one end of the street and Newport lakes at the other. Quiet, great neighbours. Everyone looks out for each other and most have been there awhile.

Vernon Street has all the basics - milk bar, fish and chips, cafe with playspace, Indian, excellent pizza place (Motorino), art classes for kids, but the thing we love most is Westgate Health Co-op, you join for a small fee and get bulkbilling with great consistent drs, free dental check, skin check etc. So helpful having that service within a walk, esp with little kids.

I walk to and from Spotswood train station to get into the city every day, it's just down the road. As are the increasing number of good cafes (Candied is our favourite), wine bar even! There is a great new coffee bean roaster to grab a coffee from which has opened up on Blackshaws road too. We stop at Altona Fresh for pastries and yummy deli goods on the way back from swimming at Bayfit. If we want to see a movie Yarraville is 5 mins the other way. Willy nearby, the beach, but a bit easier for a family to get into than those places. A terrific little pocket of the inner west.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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
2yrs+

"ok but not great"

it's ok but not great there
TL7 TL7
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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Pros
  • Quiet yet close to city
  • Dog Friendly
  • Friendly
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic little suburb"

South Kingsville is an amazing little suburb with very quick access to the city.
Loads of families - super friendly - two great restaurants.
10 minutes drive to Beach.
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Quiet yet close to city
  • Dog Friendly
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden away secret, but close to everything"

It is a real up & coming area. It is a small quiet suburb between Yarraville and Newport, really close to so many things. It is very handy to the CBD. There are good cafes around and some great multicultural shopping options. Several great parks, including Newport Lakes, in the area.
Pros
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Friendly
  • Quiet yet close to city
  • Dog Friendly
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
Cons
  • Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"South Kingsville, A Hidden Gem"

The neighbourly spirit is fantastic, South Kingsville is a cute and quiet little pocket, 10 min walk fro Spotswood train station, 3 min drive from Hudson rd shops, 5 min drive into the Yarraville village, 5 min drive to Williamstown beach and 8 km from Melbourne’s ever growing city. Capital growth is continuously growing.
Pros
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Friendly
  • Quiet yet close to city
Cons
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best In The West?"

I moved here from South of the City 7 years ago. It has a laid back feel but 15 minutes from the city and under 20 by train. The Vernon Street shops are all friendly and the suburb is 5 minutes from Williamstown and 5 minutes from Yarraville if you are looking for more variety. I love where I live.
Pros
  • Quiet yet close to city
  • Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
stkilda12
stkilda12 Agreed
2yrs+
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