In Melbourne’s east, Burwood is all about ease and convenience. From highly regarded schools to well-connected transport, leafy streets and plenty of parklands. Throw a university into the mix and Burwood packs a whole lot of suburban charm that families and students alike are fast tapping into.
Where Burwood Highway meets Toorak Road, there is a good selection of cafes, restaurants and shopfronts, and it’s the local go-to for global eats. Further along Burwood Highway, there is a sprinkling of quick bites and cafes, but when locals crave a wider choice, nearby Glen Waverley and Box Hill have Asian cuisine in abundance. For a fashion fix, Chadstone Shopping Centre delivers in spades.
Yet still, the convenience of Burwood doesn’t end here. Making commuting to Melbourne city a breeze, Burwood boasts two tram lines and bus services, plus Camberwell Railway Station (a short drive away) has express trains into the city. Burwood also has a handful of highly sought-after schools (Presbyterian Ladies College), and the sprawling grounds of Deakin University stands proud along Burwood Highway.
Amongst it all are the many beautiful abodes and homes that are fit for renovation. And as more and more families and students move in, new townhouses and apartments are popping up. But its handy location and suburban charm make Burwood a suburb that’s hard to beat.