8.9 out of 10

The Patch

-37.8904848166274 145.397554787729
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

Reviews

5/5 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Best of Both Worlds"

We are a family of 5 who have lived inThe Patch for 15 years. Our three teenagers have access to local jobs, which is important to them (and us travelling as a taxi pick up service!!). The choice of close private and public schools has been great. We have never had a reason to feel unsafe here. We have the beauty, peaceful serenity and luxury of enjoying nature's beauty and so many different bird species dropping in to say hello each day! Yet, we are conveniently 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic, to 3 major shopping complexes: Knox City, Fountaingate, Chirnside Park and a little further Eastlands. Did I mention Tasman's wholesale meat in Berwick, 20 minutes away(save a packet there)? We have a bus service that will take you to Belgrave train station, 8 minutes away by car. 2 minutes to the indoor swimming centre and Gym also. Surrounded by quaint restaurants in the local area to entertain your guests for a treat. Well I recommend this patch of paradise if you want the best of both worlds. A scenic hideaway close enough to grab your supplies and retreat back from the busy burbs.
Pros
  • consistent in home value and appreciation
  • Autumn and all the wonderful colours when the trees are loosing their leaves
  • the green trees
  • The sunshine
  • best kept secret
  • community spirit
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 3/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful and beautiful."

Great school, great neighbourhood, safe and beautiful in every season. Colour in Autumn, Flowers in Spring, Cool in Summer and protected in Winter. Monbulk, Kallista and Emerald have everything you need for shopping, fitness and eating out, only a few minutes in any direction.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • best kept secret
  • Autumn and all the wonderful colours when the trees are loosing their leaves
  • the green trees
  • The sunshine
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Patch of happiness, a Patch of tranquility"

The Patch presents itself a huge complete mystery garden. one flower goes out of season and another one starts to Bloom. It is a artful asany other place in Melbourne during the Autumn months. Close to Kallister. Emerald. Belgrave and Monbulk and of course the Dandenong ranges. While The Patch does not have any eating places, the occupants are only a stones throw away from the newly managed Cooks Corner, which is a delightful place for just a cuppa of some brekky, lunch and dinner.... It'sworth the visit and with in walking distance to many of the quaint homes in the area. It has an alternative feel about it and has some very interesting people that live there.
A great place for young families. older people wanting a quiet live and in general couples........... Its always green and protected from the winds that blow through other suburbs. Beautiful english and American trees abound............
Pros
  • the green trees
  • The sunshine
  • Autumn and all the wonderful colours when the trees are loosing their leaves
Cons
  • can be hard to re sell as its a not well known by many people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers