Mount Waverley VIC, Suburb & Moving Guide – TOP 5 Things To Know

At Glenferrie Dental, we have many patients who live in Mount Waverley.

We hope that this guide will help you learn more about Mount Waverley and we woul love to welcome you in our clinic soon.

We offer the following services for residents in Mount Waverley:

Mount Waverley Suburb Overview

Mount Waverley is a great suburb with some minor issues that many suburbs in the country have to deal with. 

The suburb is quiet, leafy and with great amenities. 

All important shopping and dining options are close by. 

Chadstone shopping, Monash hospital, M1, Aquatic centre, Restaurants precinct etc are all only a stone-throw away.

Mount Waverley is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. It is 16 km from Melbourne at its closest point. Its local government area is the City of Monash.

One of the highest points in Mount Waverley is the reservoir on High Street Road. The natural land surrounding this landmark is over 138–150 metres above sea level. Construction of the reservoir began in 1927.

Over many years, Mount Waverley VIC has held an annual Christmas Carols event, which has featured many local performers. 

The program featured artists Anthony Callea and Silvie Paladino, with Patti Newton hosting the event. 

Mount Waverley is great for:

  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out

Downsides of Mount Waverley:

  • High Cost of Living

Mount Waverley is great for:

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

History of Mount Waverley, VIC

The Mount Waverley area, then part of the Parish of Mulgrave, was divided by straight roads running north-south and east–west, each exactly one mile apart, by Assistant Surveyor Eugene Bellairs 1853. Mount Waverley Post Office opened on 9 October 1905.

Mount Waverley is famous for its heritage streets which date from the 1930s. Due to the onset of the Great Depression, the building of houses on the suburb’s earliest estates did not commence in earnest until the early 1950s. 

The suburb’s streets had been laid down, but no houses were built; merely a row of houses that sheltered the first few residents who had migrated east from the “slums of Ashburton.

Their goals were to enjoy a better standard of living”, only to be bitterly disappointed with the estate agents who promised milk and honey but instead delivered a mosquito-infested swamp. 

However, the Ashburton immigrants, while disappointed, all agreed that the “swamp” was a major step up from their former homes. 

Post Offices at Mount Waverley North (opened 1959 closed 1983), Mount Waverley South (opened 1968 closed 1973), and Mount Waverley West (opened 1964 closed 1977) chart the wider residential development of the suburb

Is Mount Waverley A Good Suburb to move to?

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

"Hidden Pockets That Offer Great Homes, Views & Character" Reviewed by Court T.

What I like about Mount Waverley: the leafy streets, a diverse range of homes and cutting-edge architecture, great schooling options, excellent lunchtime restaurants both in central Mount Waverley and Pinewood.

Fantastic for capital growth property, distance to the city, Oakleigh, Chadstone Shopping centre and the Eastern suburbs.

"Great suburb to live and work" reviewed by Brendak W. 

Leafy, friendly and expensive!!! But lots of parking everywhere and great connectivity with Mount Waverley and Syndal stations. Very good schools (both public and private). Demographics: Older people, so quiet neighbourhoods. Medical is ok, and nearest public hospital is Monash medical centre. Rents are higher than average — houses are old and expensive to buy. Many million $$ homes found here. 40-45 minutes to city. No major entertainment, but shopping is always close here.

"Great for families with children" reviewed by Oarsome E.

I have been looking for the right property in Mount Waverley (MW) for over 8 years and finally got one recently. 7 reasons why…

1. MW is well-connected – public transport either by train (Zone 2 & you get a seat) tram (Burwood Highway) or by car (Monash Freeway)

2. MW has great schools – you don’t even need to go private. Childcare, primary, secondary and unis are all so close by – walking distance from where I live so I have sold my second car. Has some of the best schools in Victoria close by or in adjacent suburbs < 5 mins by car or a brisk walk (Glendal Primary, MW Primary, MW North Primary, Syndal South Primary, Huntingtower, MW Secondary, John Monash Science School)

3. Due to the infrastructure and schools, demand is always high so capital growth is good. It is a favourite for those parents who are keen on good education for their kids. You can go from P-12 and have a great education without forking out heaps on private schools, too.

4. Shops – Glen, Chaddy, MW Village (including farmer’s market every fortnight, I think), Blackburn Rd shops, etc.

5. Work – there are a bunch of companies quite close by so your commute could be really short if you work there.

6. Block sizes are large (great for kids) though the houses are a bit old and could do with renovation. That said, the construction materials they used before like steel windows, terracotta tiles, and so on are rustic, but good. Aim to get one on a flat section, if you can, with a northerly aspect.

7. Safe neighbourhoods

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