Kew East VIC, Suburb & Moving Guide – TOP 5 Things To Know

At Glenferrie Dental, we have many patients who live in Kew East.

We hope that this guide will help you learn more about Kew East, and we would love to welcome you to our clinic soon.

We offer the following services for residents in Kew East:

Kew East Suburb Overview

Kew and Kew East are suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Kew is located 8 km east from Melbourne’s CBD. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara.
At the 2016 Census, Kew East had a population of 6,669.

The main shopping area, “Harp Village”, is located on High Street, near Harp Road. A small local shopping strip, Belford Court Shopping Centre, is located on Belford Road.

This is what Kew residents had to say:
“I have lived here for ten years, with awesome neighbours, great schools and parks. Also great public transport and shops. Close to the city and no traffic.”

Kew East is great for:

  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound

Downsides of Kew East:

  •  Not great for Nightlife

Kew East is great for:

  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

History of Kew East, VIC

Many farming properties were established along the Yarra River following government land auctions between 1845 and 1847.

Kew East Post Office opened around 1924. The East Kew Maternal and Child Health Centre, in Strathalbyn Street, Kew East, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

The Harp of Erin Hotel, on the corner of Harp Road and High Street, was established in 1854, by Edward Glynn. It was a centre for race meetings and gave its name to Harp Road.

Is Kew East A Good Suburb to move to? – Ranked 8.6 out of 10

To answer the question if Hawthorn is the right suburb for you, we have collated some reviews from current and past residents:

“Amazing suburb”, Kew East Reviewed by Massimo.

I have lived here for ten years, with awesome neighbours, great schools and parks. Also great public transport and shops. Close to the city and no traffic.

“Terrific suburb only 8km from CBD”, Kew East Reviewed by locals.

We moved here three years ago from Ivanhoe. So glad.

Close to everything. Schools; parks; city; Carlton; Camberwell and Hawthorn shopping areas; tram and bus in walking distance. Values rising and will rise much further next five years.

“Family fun”, Kew East Reviewed by Malax.

We love living in Kew East for its open spaces, an abundance of parks, walkability to cafes, shops, supermarket, child care, schools, kinder, gyms, trams and buses. The lifestyle is relaxed, and the area is full of friendly, professional and family-orientated people. I have lived here for my whole 40 years of life; it has been a great place to grow up and bring up my own family. It has beautiful heritage houses and big spacious blocks, and wide streets. Nightlife is very quiet- great for us. We can easily get to where ever we want to go – zoo, museum, Carlton north cafes, shopping centres, Brunswick st – in a short drive. We will be here for decades to come!

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