8.8 out of 10

Wandong

-37.3286093172817 145.062189974461
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

3/5
2yrs+

"A nice town and yet..."

...I live in Broadford, about 15 minutes up the road, and today I decided to take my dog for a walk around Wandong. My god! Outside of the Northern Territory, I have never seen so many houses in one town guarded by aggressive dogs! Pretty much every house had one and not all of them were behind fences.... it was quite a traumatic experience for both me and my blue heeler! Luckily a vet bill was avoided. Suffice to say if you have a phobia of dogs, this is not the town to move to.
Aside from the possible dangers resulting from locals breeding aggressive dogs that apparently are allowed to roam the streets, I think the fact the pretty much every house has a dog says a lot about the town. Certainly in the Northern Territory, most houses have guard dogs because of the high crime rate. I can only think that the same thing must be the case in Wandong. Either that or there is a particularly virulent strain of machismo that's infected the local male populace - though I have to admit the people there seem friendly enough.
At the very least, if you move to Wandong you can be assured that you will end up with at least one neighbour who has a dog that barks a lot, which of course can be extremely annoying!
Pros
  • Country, but close to Melbourne
  • Good transport links
  • Lots of trees
Cons
  • Aggressive dogs and lots of them!
  • The area around the train station looks like a bomb site.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

""The place to raise your kids""

Wandong is home to the Annual Wandong Country Music Festival as well as a stones throw from the Whittlesea Festival, It is one of the most beautiful, semi-rural small towns left, It provides for the family in a healthy, caring community, While offering the peace and tranquility of the surrounding bushland. Children have the opportunity to go to a unique primary school, which provides them with a challenging and comprehensive curriculum incorporating an ideal blend of rural qualities of life with the most modern up to date teaching and learning programs. While it is only a bus ride to some of the states best Secondary Schools. Wandong provides the opportunity to live a life that is more relaxed and better for ones well being, while also having access to Epping Plaza Shopping Centre within a 30 min car trip, as well as in easy reach of Kilmore and Wallan shopping districts, and the monthly Farmers and Craft Markets.
So why not leave the hussle and bussle of the city life and join our wonderful community, I guarantee you wont regret it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees