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5 Jul 16

5 Reasons you will fall in love living in Glen Waverley

Glen Waverley, the urban heart of the City of Monash, has one of Melbourne's greatest living surroundings with a comfortable and safe community. The suburb is booming with all the amenities a family could need and here are the reasons why:

1. Victoria's top-ranking school zone hotspot

Glen Waverley accumulates several top-ranking public and private schools delivering an excellent education, which encourages families to settle down here. Properties within the school catchment area are always popular, and the recent foreign student visas changes turn primary school demand into a “battleground”. (Living close to schools are also attractive to parents as kids can walk to school in a safety zone.)

List of schools in Glen Waverley:

Primary Schools

Glen Waverley Primary School

Glen Waverley South Primary School

Mount View Primary School

Highvale Primary School

Glendal Primary School

Camelot Rise Primary School


Secondary Schools

Glen Waverley Secondary College

Brentwood Secondary College

Highvale Secondary College


Private Schools

Wesley College Glen Waverley

St Leonards Primary School



Holmesglen Waverley campus

2. The safest train line in Victoria

The Glen Waverley railway station is the terminus of the Glen Waverley line, which is crowned as the safest train line in Victoria. With frequent services, a train ride to the city would only take 40 minutes. Alternatively, 25-30 minutes driving through Monash Freeway will bring you to the Melbourne CBD. The bus terminal offers over 10 bus lines travel around the inner-eastern suburbs including Monash University, Chadstone, Springvale, Rowville, Dandenong and Bayswater, etc.

3. Everyday shopping under one roof

You can go shopping everyday at Syndal Shopping Strip, The Glen or Brandon Park Shopping Centres, with a large variety of retail shops, supermarkets and speciality grocery stores. In a few years, The Glen Shopping Centre will also undergo a significant expansion offering three residential towers, 200 more speciality shops and "signature" restaurants. It will also transform to a Cosmopolitan Precinct with cafes and restaurants connected between Kingsway and The Glen.  No doubt it will increase the suburb appeal and living standard.

4. Melbourne’s southeast foodie hub

The vibrant Kingsway is sure to delight the palate of an epicure with crowd-pleasing cafes such as Mocha Jo'sPiatellaYOMG, Hugo Bar & Cafe, The Black Toro and Meat in the Middle.



If you want to discover authentic Asian cuisine, Waya, Shira Nui, Spicy Fish, Dainty Sichuan Food, Elephant Corridor, Meega and Kimchi Hut won't disappoint. 


Still craving more? Prepare to experience new senses at NitroLab, Black Flat Coffee Brewers and Steak Ministry Bar & Grill underneath the Apartments @ IKON.

5. A lively array of recreational and entertainment options

At the Century City Walk, the fun continues late till the night - watch the latest films at Village Cinemas, hit up a game of tenpin at Strike Bowling or devour a short stack at the Pancake Parlour.



Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Glen Waverley Tennis Club and the Monash Glen Waverley Library offer a vast and thriving array of activities cater for families of all age.


Central Reserve is a multi-purpose sporting reserve offering premier grassed athletics tracks oval and is the home to the Monash Tigers (Richmond Cricket Club), Glen Waverley Hawks Football Club and Mazenod Old Collegians Football Club. The reserve provides additional recreational spaces including a skate park, a challenging rope climbing spiral net, modern playground, BBQ facilities and cricket nets. You can also venture to the Historical Walk of The Glen Waverley, which has more than 100 years of history. Jells Park, the signature locality of Wheelers Hill, which nestled on the 127-hectare natural oasis providing suburbia set aside for both public leisure and conservation.


A foodie's guide to Glen Waverley recently published in goodfood website. It has a full list of great places for Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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