9.0 out of 10

Windsor

Ranked 74th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8547111482559 144.992829863975
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Not great for
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  • Families with kids
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 26, 2017

"Great lifestyle"

Windsor is located at the southern end of Chapel street, walking distance to an abundance of restaurants, cafes, pubs, retail stores, cinema etc. Also walking distance to Fitzroy St. St Kilda, the beach, Albert Park lake and an easy bike ride to the city or along the foreshore.

There are many transport options available with Windsor train station located on Chapel St. The train to the CBD is very frequent and a short ride. The Sandringham line is the safest in Melbourne. Numerous trams run along St Kilda Rd. or a cab fare is around $18. You really dont need your car if you live around here, everything you need is walking distance away. I have walked night, day around the area and have had no problems with safety. Many people like to walk their dogs in the evening and the council is spending lots of money upgrading all the parks and playgrounds. For example, Council is spending $60m to build a park/plaza in Cato Street.

The area is great, the people are nice and I find that Windsor is laid back has a cool vibe.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Lifestyle
  • Walking to everything you need
  • Transport
  • Cafes/bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Awesome suburb to buy or rent"

Windsor is a small suburb of mostly residential streets, divided by chapel st. The Windsor end of chapel is by far the best. It has a local feel, but with many small bars and restaurants, most of which aren't expensive. The good clothes shops are generally up in South Yarra.
There are a mix of apartments and houses, but mostly apartment blocks are small. Everyone is friendly and I feel safe walking around at any time.
Easy access to the city or outer eastern/southern suburbs.
This beats South Yarra, Prahran and St Kilda hands down if you are looking at staying long term.
Pros
  • Walking to everything you need
  • Transport
  • Cafes/bars
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Too many backpackers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent place for young professionals and families"

Great inner city suburb offering the best of everything; shopping, nightlife, cafes, restaurants, schools, universities, child care, public transport.. and the list goes on. The streets are clean and the houses and apartments are well maintained making windsor a beautiful area to live and raise a family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees