8.9 out of 10

Wallan

Ranked 3rd best suburb in Goulburn
-37.3593005917114 144.921735787246
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 26, 2020

"Beautiful area with great community spirit"

A great community.
Ideal for those who enjoy regional Victoria but, work in the CBD. Be spoilt with day trip choices to King Lake, Whittlesea, Kilmore, Heathcoote, Woodend, Lancefield and many other places to enjoy visiting and spend time at say a farmer's market or two.

There are many schools to choose from in there area and development continues to grow to meet the future needs of the community.

Cafes and shopping is suitable for weekly needs and there are plenty of shopping centres within a 30minute drive, with more to come closer (Donnybrook road etc.)

There are also many wineries and even small producers of Honey, Cider and Cheese very close by.

Historical groups and community groups are actively working hard to ensure the community is stronger than ever.

Public transport is very strong for such a small suburb population and signs of strong proactive community leadership. Three busses service Wallan and the train is a very efficient way to travel too and from the CBD. Cost is the same as metro rates!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 13, 2019

"Gorgeous Area and peaceful"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Dec 17, 2018

"Great Community"

Train to CBD under an hour (35 minutes on the weekend)
3 bus services
Plenty of cafes and dining options
Very diverse range of house and land option rural spaces to townhouses
Coles, Aldi and Woolies available
Only 10 minutes away from Kilmore
25 mins for Whittlesea
30 minutes from inner ring road
35-40 mins from airport
15 minutes from Donnybrook (Merrifield outer city development)
Multiple Golf Clubs close by (Hidden Valley, Kilmore, Mandalay, Donnybrook)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great semi rural town, increasing in services rapidly"

Moved here about 3 years ago and it is a great little town for a number of reasons. Very friendly community feel, fresh air, little traffic in town itself, fab market every month, lots of local sports and community groups, affordable housing, close to country areas yet only a short drive down Hume toward urban shopping such as the new Craigieburn Central complex and Epping Plaza. Central streets can be a bit less desirable, mainly just a few local kids, noise etc but away from the inner roads there is plenty of space and quiet to be found. Easy drive to areas such as Hanging Rock and Woodend etc which are lovely. VLine service direct to Melbourne from Wallan station. Good choice of state, Catholic and Private schools if you include the town of Kilmore, a ten minute drive north. Many residents commute at least 30 minutes upwards for employment.
Pros
  • Fresh air, easy to reach scenic areas
  • Community small town feel
  • Access to freeway for travel, commute etc
Cons
  • More decent restaurants and cafés would be good
  • Not enough talk about how good the area is
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
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Dec 17, 2018
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A lot of potential for the future"

Great time to invest for the future in Wallan
Cons
  • Not enough talk about how good the area is
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Nice and quiet, people are friendly, I love this place
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"A great place for families to live in"

This a great place for families to live in. Very quiet.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees