8.2 out of 10

Wangaratta

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Ovens-Murray
-36.3581187608678 146.309659265574
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A small town with some great memories"

Wangaratta is a great town to grow up in. Its pretty safe being a small town. As a kid we could play outside, out the front without having to worry about being abducted or ran over. The town got better once the local cinema was put in. The more shops that opened the better it was. It's a great place to raise a family with really good schools. A lot of 19+ yr olds move to Melbourne or even Albury after schools out as there isn't as many job prospects there as in the city. They move for uni then usually work for a few years in the city. A lot move back to Wangaratta to have their own kids. It's a peaceful place with nice parks and walk tracks. The traffic is very mild, it took me less than 5 mins to get to work compared to 1/2 an hour to an hour and a half in Brisbane!
Pros
  • Peace and Quiet
  • Nice locals
  • Less traffic
Cons
  • Less jobs than the city, less opportunity
  • Not as much things to do as in the city
  • Less shops, higher prices due to less competition
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A vibrant community with everything"

If you are seeking a place to work, raise a family or retire in, with loads of natural beauty, civic pride, and community spirit, consider Wangaratta as a place that has it all. Opportunities for healthy recreation abound for young and old, including scenic cycling/walking trails, shady river beaches and great swimming spots, and well maintained parks and playgrounds. Wangaratta also offers countless cafes and restaurants for those who like dining out, nearby snowfields for skiers, and access to some of Australia's best vineyard cellar doors and gourmet food producers. Why limit the good life to holidays?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Well populated city with a great vibe"

A cathedral city with a population of 16,000, Wangaratta is located at the junction of the Ovens and King rivers and near to Falls Creek and Mount Hotham snowfields. An urban area which has been home to famous residents including Nick Cave, author Isobelle Carmody and Aussie Rules footballers Steve Johnson, Ben Reid and Alipate Carlile, Wangaratta is an ideal location for professionals and families. Home to a number of local radio stations as well as three secondary schools, two colleges, two TAFE campuses and three high school campuses, Wangaratta is also a popular sporting town and plays host to various football clubs, cricket clubs, golf courses, a horse racing club and a greyhound racing club. This northern Victorian town hosts the annual Wangaratta Festival of Jazz which attracts thousands of people every year. Train services run to Sydney and Melbourne from this area and there is a small regional airport as well as several bus services.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids