Suburb Property Profile: Ashwood, VIC 3147


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Ashwood, Victoria? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

With quick access to the city, the lovely suburb of Ashwood can be found just 18 km south-east of Melbourne’s prosperous Central Business District. The town was given its name as it is situated between the suburbs of Burwood and Ashburton. It is a part of the thriving City of Monash and used to be known for having market gardens and poultry farms. During the 1950s, there was significant growth and rapid residential development. It is now a growing neighbourhood close to plenty of facilities. 

Along with its central location, Ashwood opens its doors to a handful of reserves and amenities. Professionals, students and families have joined the community with more expected to move in as the demand for the area increases. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has calculated the current population to be close to 7 200 residents. There are also around 3 100 private dwellings and 2 000 families. While the median age is 39 years old, the majority of the people belong to the 30 to 35-year-old age group. 

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Travel & Infrastructure

When it comes to organising your daily commute, you can make the most of having various public transport services within reach. Less than 3kms, the Holmesglen Railway Station has 2 platforms and takes passengers through the Glen Waverley train line. At a similar distance, the Ashburton Railway Station is also operated by Metro Trains and follows the Alamein train line. To add, buses are running throughout the vicinity with multiple stops on Warrigal Road and High Street. Drivers are able to quickly take the Monash Freeway for uninterrupted journeys. 

After receiving input and feedback, the City of Monash has put together the Ashwood and Chadstone Community Action Plan. The strategy aims to deliver a better place to live, work and socialise by following 7 key themes. These include caring for the environment and reducing the loss of trees, strengthening community pride, improving local infrastructure, addressing health issues to improve well-being, improving information and communication flow, increasing safety and enabling learning opportunities and economic development. 

Field in Ashwood

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Packed with loads of designer stores and retailers, you’ll have all your shopping done in no time. On Warrigal Road, there are a few services and a supermarket lined up on the street. For your homeware needs, the Chadstone Lifestyle Centre and the Homeplus+ Homemaker Centre are both around 2kms away. Regarded as The Fashion Capital, the Chadstone Shopping Centre is just a 4km trip and hosts luxury fashion brands and a mix of dining options. Get some coffee from Santucci's Cafe at a cosy venue or have some tasty brunch at the Stocksville Restaurant. Bring your friends along to the Matthew Flinders Hotel for a night out with live music, signature drinks and bistro meals. 


Schools & Recreation

Parents and students are connected to a range of different schools catering to all ages. Parkhill Primary School and Ashwood High School are both a short walk while Ashburton Primary School is close to 2 km by car. Preschool children can attend the Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten on Arthur Street or the Explorers Early Learning on High Street. Those in higher education can study at Deakin University or at the Holmesglen Institute Chadstone Campus. Alternatively, the Monash University Clayton Campus is under 8kms and offers all kinds of courses. 

There’s no lack of open, natural spaces at Ashwood with heaps of parks and amenities welcoming everyone. Go for a relaxing walk or a bike ride at the Gardiners Creek Trail or get active at the Holmesglen Reserve surrounded by wide, green fields. The Jingella Reserve is a great setting where you can catch a fun sports game or have a workout at the outdoor gym. Take your pet for a play at the Ashwood Reserve or visit the Batesford Reserve further down the road. On the other hand, the Oakleigh Recreation Centre is around 4 km away with lap pools, a splash pool for the kids and group fitness classes you can get involved with. You may also want to spend the day outside at the popular Riversdale Golf Club or at the Malvern Valley Public Golf Course. 

Don’t miss out on building or investing in a new home in the scenic suburb of Ashwood.

Oakleigh Recreation Centre

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Published on 4th of December 2022 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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