A slice of suburban bliss in Melbourne’s south-east, Ashburton is packed full of family goodness. Quality schools, leafy parklands, large homes, well-connected transport links, and all only minutes from fashionable Chadstone Shopping Centre. It strikes the perfect balance between nature reserves and everyday conveniences, which makes it easy to see why this suburban hub has caught the attention of families and students alike.
Ashburton Village Shopping strip along High Street is bustling with great eats, cafés and small businesses, while Warrigal Road offers more options. Ashburton boasts two railway stations – Ashburton and Alamein – making it a breeze to commute to Melbourne City, and there are three primary schools within the area. Plus, Monash University and Deakin University are conveniently within easy reach.
Another big drawcard is its sports facilities and parkland. Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre attracts people from out of the area, so does the Markham Reserve, which has a great line-up of playing fields, playgrounds, walking trails and community gardens. There are also several sporting fields sprinkled throughout, which cater well to the local AFL, basketball, soccer and cricket teams.
And with a variety of family homes on offer, from post-war commission housing that attracts renovators to modern abodes, Ashburton offers a family-friendly lifestyle that is hard to beat.