7.1 out of 10

Wendouree

Ranked 11th best suburb in Central Highlands
-37.5297941839609 143.829579516924
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place"

I would not live any where else, close enough, yet far away enough, West is a litlte taddy, but overall great suburbs.
Pros
  • Big house blocks
  • Cheap real estate
  • Great location
Cons
  • Nothing to fear about, the crims rob each other mostly.
  • No more break ins than in Melb. Lived Port Melb. Elwood 20 yrs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Wendouree has a long way to go"

Crime rate is extremely high. Children walk the streets at night with nothing to do. Their parents don't care where they are. I have had used syringes dumped over my fence in my back yard. My neighbours have had their windows broken with rocks whilst they were home, I have had my windows broken . My other neighbours have had the windows broken on their car twice. On the surface the area seems nice. There are alot of elderly people who have lived in the area for 20+ years, but when it comes to neigbourhood watch (or spirit) there is nothing. Each of my immediate neighbours is home full time and they don't seem to care to report vandalism, they sit in their houses and watch it happen. If you have anything of value I can guarantee you will be broken into. Wendouree is in great location with big house blocks, but it has a long way to go... a very long way.
Pros
  • Great location
  • Big house blocks
  • Cheap real estate
Cons
  • High crime
  • Drug dependant families
  • No sense of community or neighbourhood watch.
123phil
123phil I think you live in Wendouree West? Really, (1km x 1km) Its on the improve, Policing Brilliant, And Only the occasional crime in the papers these days, saying that they have gone through DHS etc, and given it a good shake up...took a few years, but I truely see the improvement. Many steps at a time....P.s Stockland Wendouree $100,000,000 renovation does not happen because the crims support the local economy, It happens because there is trust in the community, development, and future growth. ???
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Easy to walk to shops, medical and transport"

Wendouree is still very affordable and offers fantastic facilities. Generously providing excellent retail facilities, a wonderful medical precinct, public transport and an easy walk to the beautiful Lake Wendouree where you can enjoy a walk (approx 1 hour to go right around the lake), the famous Begonia Festival in the Botanic Gardens in March each year, Springfest in September, rowing regattas (well when the lake refills they will reuturn) and casual dining & cafes.
My neighbourhood was quiet, mostly older people but young families were starting to move in as the elderly moved out. It was friendly with a "hello" as you pass people while walking in the street.
The traffic becomes somewhat busier at school drop off and pick up times with many schools in the suburb (including a first class private school K-12).
The streets are safe during the day, but I would not go out walking alone after dark.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees