7.0 out of 10

Traralgon

Ranked 10th best suburb in Gippsland
-38.1815536724681 146.510657515417
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  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place, Very convinient!"

I've lived in Traralgon for 4 years, and so far its quite good! I must say, it is very convinient and everything you need is just 5 minutes away. Many school opportunities, such as st Paul's, Lavalla and other secondary colleges. The housing costs are fairly reasonable, and you can get nice family homes from $300,000 - $350,000. Many after-school activitie choices, too. The only thing I disklike is the smoky power mines and the smelly paper mills, and the distanse from Traralgon to the City ( 1 hour 45 mins. ) . But overall, Traralgon is a great place to live for families with growing children, and I definetely reccomend anyone who is planning to move to a regional/rural suburb.
Pros
  • Convenience
  • Multiculturalism
  • Living options
  • Affordable, clean and friendly.
Cons
  • Power mines
  • Paper mills
  • Distance to city
  • Sat night crime rate and violence.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • 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 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful city like town in the country....the best of both worlds!"

When talking about Traralgon's good points where do I begin.....you have everything at your door step: A friendly atmosphere, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, great schools, great shopping, good employment opportunities, it's within an hour drive to the beach, snow and plenty of places nearby to go on family day trips and picnics! And only 2 hours drive to Melbourne! I've lived in Traralgon on and off for 20 years and have never once been scared for mine or my families safety, I walk my dog late at night in the summer months and feel very safe....there are some areas better than others but in the bad areas unless you go looking for trouble it won't find you! Yes there are busy times when the traffic can become a bit congested but no where near as bad as Melbourne or other big regional towns, I can usually still get home from down the street within 10 minutes at peak times! Life is what you make it and if you want to love where you live then Traralgon is the place to be! As for other peoples reviews: There is a large indoor pool only ten minutes drive down the hwy and I take my daughter to swim lessons at a private swim school only 2 mins drive from my house....it's affordable and the instructor is excellent! Saturday night pub crime....like I said if you go looking for trouble it will find you! No Kerb side collection makes your neighbourhood look much cleaner anyway so that is a good thing and the tip fees to dump waste are minimal! I've never had anyone attempt to steal from me! I've only ever smelt the paper mill when I've driven directly past it and as its out of town you are not likely to drive past it very often. Traralgon is most definitely without hesitation a 5/5 for me :)
Pros
  • Great cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues
  • Great schools
  • Lovely Saturday morning markets
  • Nice distance to city, Gippsland Lakes, Beaches
  • Affordable, clean and friendly.
  • Close to the City, snow and beach
  • and Mountains. Great lifestyle.
Cons
  • None
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Its unrealistic to have high expectantions for Traralgon."

An over rated place with bad government funding in public areas, schools, libraries and parking. Traralgon has a high crime rate, but the good thing about it is that it is close to other places - so you can get away easily. Traralgon is also full of reckless drivers and has bad traffic control. ISome areas are very badly polluted. You'll like it if you have a good security system, don't drive and like small country towns.
Pros
  • Nice distance to city, Gippsland Lakes, Beaches
  • Close to the City, snow and beach
Cons
  • Some bad schools
  • Not great job opportunities
  • Have to go to other places (Melbourne and surrounding towns) for some things and movie theatres.
  • No large indoor pool.
  • Sat night crime rate and violence.
  • areas and have to pay for green waste at tip?
  • No kerb side collections like in other
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"My dream location to live - but no to pets allowed in the rental arena !?!"

I'm moving to Traralgon in the first week of July 2012 and I have a 17 year old cat however I am struggling to find a rental accommodation to accommodate us. Renters who abuse properties with loud parties; property damage and such are fine, however Lord forbid you live a quiet life and have a pet and a fully house trained sinced a kitten Octaginarian Feline. This I seriously can't understand.
Pros
  • Lovely country atmosphere
  • Friendly, open, helpful locals
  • A location where you can really "breath"
  • Affordable, clean and friendly.
  • Nice distance to city, Gippsland Lakes, Beaches
  • and Mountains. Great lifestyle.
  • Close to the City, snow and beach
Cons
  • Rental properties who ban pets !!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
bod bod
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Over rated"

Flat, boring, too much traffic congestion, 2 bob snobs, high crime rate, over priced for the local employment prospects. Cant wait to sell up.
Pros
  • none
Cons
  • Sat night crime rate and violence.
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
Cheers
Cheers Sorry you seem to have had a bad experience in your time in Traralgon. We have found the opposite it would seem. Housing is very reasonably priced here, and not sure why you think Traralgon has traffice congestion.After all the places we have lived in we laugh at the lack of traffic congestion and can not believe how lucky we have been to find this town. We felt so lucky we have stayed put. Wish you all the best for your next move and hope you are as happy as we are with your new home.
2yrs+
bod
bod You sound like a (un) real (istic) estate agent. The comment about no traffic congestion gave you away. For a country town to have parking and congestion as bad as a major city is evidence of the lack of funding small country towns attract.
2yrs+
Cheers
Cheers Bod, I am not a real estate agent, realistic or unrealistic. I just appreciate living in such an affordable area where it takes me 4 minutes to drive to work, and we can afford to buy a house and have money left over to buy a holiday home as well. I lived in Melbourne for some years and in New South Wales and there is no way we would have what we have not living in either NSW or Melbourne. You clearly do not like the area and that is your experience. Hopefully where you moved to is much better for you and you can write some positive feedback on your new town. All the Best.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly community with everything you need!"

Traralgon is a nice suburb with everything you need close at hand. If you can cope with the lovely smell that comes past from the paper mill!
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Everything you need
  • Affordable, clean and friendly.
  • Nice distance to city, Gippsland Lakes, Beaches
Cons
  • Young teenagers wanting/attempting to steal from you
  • Sat night crime rate and violence.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Big enough to be a stranger, small enough to have a friendly feel."

Pros
  • Close to the City, snow and beach
  • Affordable, clean and friendly.
  • Nice distance to city, Gippsland Lakes, Beaches
Cons
  • No large indoor pool.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • 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+

"Affordable, good lifestyle with plenty of disposable income, not far from city, Gippsland Lakes and Mountains"

I have lived in Melbourne , regional centres in Nsw and Victoria and was amazed how affordable Traralgon is to live in. We have bought a lovely house here at a great price. Traralgon is close enough to Melbourne but far enough to not be caught up in the city madness. It is clean, vibrant,plenty of choices of schools for kids, some great cafe's and restaurants. Vline has a great service in and out of the city by rail or one can drive there in 1.5-2 hours depending on part of city you need to go to. The magnificent Gippsland Lakes is 1.5 hours the other direction, Beaches 40 mins away and the Mountains are easily accessible. There is plenty of work in the area with the unemployment rate of 3.9% (i looked that one up). It is a friendly and warm town and we have decided we would now like to settle in one area and for affordability, access to things we love doing both in the great outdoors and in the city Traralgon allows us to do all this. My in laws and some friends have loved their visits down to see us that they have moved here now also from Bayside in Melbourne. No more traffic jams getting to work. In Traralgon life is about living life to its fullest. If you chose to move here you will not regret it. We haven't.
Pros
  • Affordable, clean and friendly.
  • Nice distance to city, Gippsland Lakes, Beaches
  • and Mountains. Great lifestyle.
Cons
  • No large indoor pool.
  • No kerb side collections like in other
  • areas and have to pay for green waste at tip?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
tinah5
tinah5 Hi We are thinking of moving from Tamworth NSW down to your part of the world ...we are not sure which town to settle in...we are thinking of Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Churchill etc...which towns are good and which are bad?..or what streets should I stay clear of?..... also I would like a good high school for my son to go to.... we might be selling our house up this way and want to buy something down there as I cant believe how cheap houses are.... but we were thinking of renting for 6 mths then buy something but we have pets...3 small dogs and a cat and cant find anything down that way that will let you rent with pets....
May 02, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A bustling town - something for everyone and a great place to live."

Traralgon is great for all people - singles, couples, families and retirees. Great schools, shopping, entertainment, parks and business opportunities and lots of different areas to live. I grew up here, moved away for 8 years, but knew it was where I wanted to come back to start my family. As for being friendly and neighbourly - you get back what you put in!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5
2yrs+

"It's Total Sh*t Hool ,lot of Crime Horribe place for living , don"t west you money in it ."

It's Total Sh*t Hool ,lot of Crime Horribe place for living , don"t west you money in it .
Dianne.r
Dianne.r I cant believe DaveFBR you obviously didn't go to one of Traralgon's great schools or you would be able to spell.
2yrs+
GippyGuy
GippyGuy Good call Dianne. Funnily enough the Crime rate dropped when he left town.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Captivating Traralgon"

Traralgon is a fantastic community.
Full off energy.College Avenue is beautiful.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"nice"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
sandi
sandi nice town just one real estate agent i stay away from
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

""Vibrant and ever expanding City, Busting at the seems and full off energy""

Easy going town, with lots to do. It's a great hub with plenty of choices and adventures available in the Gippsland area.
Plenty of choices for dinning out and hitting the town.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids