8.6 out of 10

Yarra Glen

Ranked 157th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.6483193040567 145.367991871911
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 25, 2015

"Great feeling entering the area"

My daughter lives here and I love to come and visit, we go for a walk to the cafes and take my grand daughter to the park and everyone says hello.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Pollution free
  • Quiet
Cons
  • .
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 25, 2015

"A lovely place to relax and breath nice air."

Perfect place to live, stay for a while or visit.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Friendly
  • Pollution free
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Aug 25, 2015

"I moved out a few months ago."

I used to live there until our house got broken into multiple times. We just didn't feel safe anymore. But living there was an experience and i wouldn't do it again. Not recommended, better places in Melbourne
Pros
  • Pollution free
Cons
  • to many to list
  • safety
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Outer city lifestyle......."

We live here, it's great. Fresh air. Safe community feeling.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Pollution free
  • Quiet
  • Easy living
  • Safe environment
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Ultimate Country Living"

great country feel. Friendly community. Everything you need. Great local shops and fresh local produce.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Pollution free
  • Quiet
  • Easy living
  • Great activities (pony club, hotair balloons, wineries, etc)
  • Safe environment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A fantastic place to grow, learn, relax or retire!"

Having grown up in Yarra Glen, I have such fond memories. Tennis, netball, community spirit, a welcoming town with the old fashioned country feel... and yet still modern - with all the ammenities you'd need. I couldn't recommend Yarra Glen highly enough... especially for a young family - if you're thinking of horses, ducks, rabbits, trail bikes, great views, clean air, friendly neighbours and most of all, creating such fond, different, cherished memories, Yarra Glen is the place for you and your kids!
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Pollution free
  • Quiet
  • Easy living
  • Great activities (pony club, hotair balloons, wineries, etc)
  • Safe environment
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Fresh, Green and Clean!"

Yarra Glen is a great little town made up of friendly neighbours and shopkeepers, surrounded by beautiful views. It's got all the mod-cons you need today, but is a bit like going back in time as far as a less stressful lifestyle goes. It's the sort of place you can still safely tell your kids to "be home before the street lights come on."
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Pollution free
  • Quiet
  • Easy living
  • Great activities (pony club, hotair balloons, wineries, etc)
  • Safe environment
Cons
  • The Shire of Yarra Ranges
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

""Want to know a secret?""

Yarra Glen is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. After raising my family in Yarra Glen over the last 25 years, I cannot think of a better place to live. My adult children still thank me today for bringing them up in such a wonderful town. Yarra Glen offers a healthy, relaxed lifestyle to young and old, rich and poor. Its residents include everyday Australians and multimillionaires, living in homes ranging from older style homes and modern units to up-market mansions on large acreage. Although less than an hour from the CBD or Tullamarine Airport, a beautiful home here, with plenty of space, costs a fraction of something not half the size or quality in the inner suburbs. Fortunately, the misconception of many Melbournians that “Yarra Glen is too far out” has prevented this town from becoming another over-crowded suburb, and helped preserve its good natured way of life, typical of earlier Australia. If you’re looking for a friendly community, a safe and secure environment, a healthy lifestyle away from the rat-race, but close to all you need, then the secret is out- it’s postcode 3775.
Pros
  • Safe environment
  • Easy living
  • Great activities (pony club, hotair balloons, wineries, etc)
  • Friendly
  • Pollution free
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"A small country town in the heart of Victoria's wine country"

Yarra Glen is situated about 40 kilometres from Melbourne, in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Famous for its wines (particularly whites and lighter reds), this town thrives on wine industry tourism.

It is a lovely country spot, with a population of just less than 3,000. There are many older style homes on large blocks in the town itself, and it is surrounded by a number of rural and farming properties.

There is a strong sense of community here, with an emphasis of sport and family.

Sadly the town and the surrounding region were very badly damaged by the bushfires in early 2009.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
SK SK
SK SK The town was not damaged in the 2009 fires at all. There were grassfires on the outskirts but you simply could not tell soon afterwards.
Oct 07, 2016
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