With the opening of the Ashburton Post Office in December 1927, and the rail lines electrified in 1924, the Ashburton suburb now has a vigorous commercial market. It features a retail area around High Street, two train stations, a branch of the Boroondarra Library and YMCA Pool and Recreation Centre. If you love fresh air, sport, walking the dog Ashburton records the largest amount of parkland in Boroondarra. A diversified community, it also hosts several recreational events. There are great schooling options, close to Chadstone Shopping Centre, and of course there are plenty of cafes.
Pop by the Oak Room or Milk Cloud Café or dine at one of the many restaurants. Ashburton Village also boasts an array of shops, an annual Festival and family movie nights in the warmer months.
You’re at no shortage of shops in Ashwood, with Ashwood Shopping Centre located on Warrigal Road, while two smaller shopping locales are located at the corner of High Street and Cleveland Road and Yertchuck Avenue and Arthur Street . Parkhill Primary is a lovely school and Ashwood High School is quickly developing on all fronts. The Ashwood Reserve on Gardiners Creek include hockey facilities and grounds for the Waverley Hockey Club and the Harlequin Rugby Club. Linked to the north at Gardiners Reserve, it also includes a dog club, croquet facilities and a senior citizen’s hall at the Electra Reserve at the east. Accessing the city and all suburbs of Melbourne by public transport is easy, with Jordanville Train Station and multiple bus routes.
The settlement of Burwood was established in 1858. It’s home to plenty of parks that cater to the various sports endeavors of its residents, such as Wattle Park and Gardiners Creek Reserve. Meanwhile, golf enthusiasts can play at Wattle Park Golf Club, located on Riversdale Road. Burwood offers multiple schooling options, from kindergarten all the way through to university. With convenient public transport to the city by both train and tram you’re close enough to all the city’s action whilst appreciating the perks of quieter suburb living.
In the heart of this suburb is a bustling haven for shoppers. Chadstone Shopping Centre is a destination point for Melbournians and tourists alike. This metropolitan suburb is known around the world as a fashion and entertainment hub that features over 500 stores, designer boutiques and luxury brands. But Chadstone is not only a haven for shopping and fashion enthusiasts. With its impressive lineups of international restaurants, trendy cafes, casual dining eateries and quick bite options, residents are sure to find whatever they’re craving. Develop your career at Holmesglen TAFE, just across from the train station. If sport is on your radar, Batesford Reserve, home of the Waverley Falcons is the place to be.
There are a number of recreational and sporting facilities located in Glen Iris, including the Harold Holt Swim Centre, a BMX track at Hill ‘n Dale Park, Burwood District Bowls Club and a number of reserves and ovals that are perfect for sports and nature enthusiasts alike. Some of Melbourne’s best cafes are located along Malvern Road. You’ll find wide, tree-lined streets, close access to public transport, and plenty of different dining options in Glen Iris. A number of trams run directly into the city, along with direct express train lines to Flinders St. Residents have the added benefit of close proximity to Monash Freeway access.
Just 12 km south east of Melbourne’s central business district, the suburb of Malvern East is famous for it’s proximity to Chadstone Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere. This small suburb has a number of popular public spaces, the most notable of which are Hedgeley Dene Gardens, Central Park and the Urban Forest Reserve.