The Best Suburbs for Families to Move to in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs

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Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs offer some of the best places to live in Australia for families. The area has a mix of well-established suburbs and new communities boasting upgraded amenities and attractions, making it an ideal location for people looking for a family home. 

In this article, we have compiled some of the best suburbs for families to move to in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.



Median House Price: $2,869,000

Median Unit Price: $1,040,000

Balwyn is a leafy, affluent suburb just 13 km east of Melbourne’s CBD. Known for its quality schools and excellent shopping precincts, Balwyn offers an eclectic mix of period-style homes and new builds, leaving it as one of the most sought-after suburbs in all of Victoria. 

If you are looking for a family home in Balwyn, you will have a range of options to choose from, including an abundance of spacious properties with gardens and outdoor spaces.

Browse the units and houses for sale in Balwyn.



Median House Price: $861,500

Median Unit Price: $642,500

Bayswater is another family-friendly suburb nestled in Melbourne’s Outer Eastern Suburbs, offering a diverse array of housing options. From low-rise apartments to villa units, newer townhouses, and traditional family homes, there is something here for families of all ages.

Recent investments in the area include the removal of level crossings, upgrades to the railway station, and a $15M redevelopment of the Mountain High Shopping Centre. The suburb also has quality schools, popular restaurants and cafes, and open green spaces like the Dandenong Creek trail and Marie Wallace Bayswater Reserve.

Review the properties on offer in Bayswater.



Median House Price: $1,455,000

Median Unit Price: $747,500

Sat 9km from the Melbourne CBD, Blackburn is a popular suburb boasting a mix of architectural styles, from Elmore homes and post-war weatherboards to modern townhouses and apartment complexes. The area offers plenty of cafes, shops, and restaurants, as well as excellent schools and spacious parks, making it a popular choice for families and older residents alike. With Box Hill and Forest Hill Chase nearby and easy access to the city, Blackburn is a desirable location for buying or renting property.

Learn more about the units and houses for sale in Blackburn.


Box Hill

Median House Price: $1,456,000

Median Unit Price: $547,000

Box Hill is a vibrant and diverse suburb located just 9 km east of Melbourne’s CBD. The suburb has a mix of turn-of-the-century homes and modern apartments, making it an ideal location for families looking for a quaint home or a modern apartment. 

The area boasts a large number of restaurants, and is popular with families, older residents, and students due to its easy access to the freeway and nearby tertiary institutions. 

Find your perfect home or investment property in Box Hill.



Median House Price: $1,090,000

Median Unit Price: $768,000

Just over a 30-minute drive from the CBD, Mitcham and its surrounding areas offer a strong community feel and plenty of open green spaces, including parklands, playgrounds, natural bushland, walking tracks and more. The area is well-connected with multiple train stations, local buses, and easy access to Eastlink. Shopping options include Brittania Mall, Coles complex, and The Rangeview shops. 

Find the right property for sale in Mitcham today.



Median House Price: $1,010,000

Median Unit Price: $600,000

A growing number of families are finding themselves drawn to Ringwood, given its selection of upgraded amenities, quality schools, and easy access to the CBD and nearby attractions like Mt Dandenong and the Yarra Valley. There is also the newly expanded Eastland shopping centre, the Aquanation sporting facility, and easy access to the CBD through the Eastlink and upgraded Ringwood station; the area has a lot to offer. 

Discover the perfect property for sale in Ringwood.



Median House Price: $1,100,000

Median Unit Price: $697,500

Wantirna is well-known for its quality family homes, private cul de sacs, and selection of open green spaces. While the area has traditionally been home to larger properties, it is slowly evolving to include more compact lifestyle choices and boutique apartment living. The opening of Eastlink in 2008 significantly improved access to both the CBD and Mornington Peninsula, increasing demand for houses for sale and rental properties. Wantirna’s proximity to the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley also adds to its appeal.

Locate the best houses and units for sale in Wantirna.


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