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Surrounded by natural parks and reserves, the suburb of Ringwood welcomes everyone to a relaxing and progressive neighbourhood. It is a part of the City of Maroondah and is known for its laidback nature paired with popular attractions. The town can be found around 28kms east of Melbourne’s famous Central Business District.
Residents of all ages including families, retirees and professionals, have comfortably moved into the friendly area. In the 2021 Census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has calculated close to 19 100 people and 5 100 families living at Ringwood. The median age is 38 years with the 30 to 40-year-old age group making up the majority of the population. The number of private dwellings has reached almost 9 000 as more homes continue to be built.
For those needing to commute to school or work, public transport is easily accessible especially with the Ringwood Railway Station right at the middle of town. Operated by Metro Trains, there are 3 platforms following the Belgrave and Lilydale train lines. There are a few bus stops situated along Wantirna Road, Ringwood Street and on Warrandyte Road. Drivers are able to take advantage of being connected to the Maroondah Highway and Ringwood Bypass.
Some of the key outcome areas in the Maroondah City Council Plan for 2021 to 2025 include, infrastructure upgrades to sporting facilities, constructing activity centre car parks, redevelopments and further improvements. Towards the end of 2020, the Maroondah City Council had started the Ringwood East Place Activation Project which focused on creating a new laneway park with the aim of building a renewed sense of place. It was completed in the middle of 2021 and showcases unique Indigenous arts and a captivating wall mural.
An iconic part of Ringwood is the well known Eastland Shopping Centre and with multiple levels and over 200 stores, you can shop to your heart’s content. It is filled with an array of clothing brands, homeware and gift shops, major retailers and an upbeat, outdoor restaurant precinct. For supermarkets and services, the Ringwood Square Shopping Centre is right across while the Ringwood North Shopping Centre is only less than 3kms further up. To cure your cravings, there are countless restaurants and cosy cafes scattered across the Maroondah Highway. The Manhattan Hotel on Heatherdale Road embraces a lively atmosphere for all with live music while The Orchard serves upscale meals just around the corner. You may also decide to grab brunch overlooking a golf course view at Mister Fox Cafe on Canterbury Road and then catch up with friends over delicious dinner and drinks at the Firehouse Hotel, the Budgie or at the Bungalow.
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On Bedford Road, the Ringwood Secondary College is just under 1km away or a short walking distance while the Norwood Secondary College is a 2km drive. Private schools are also available at Yarra Valley Grammar and at Aquinas College. Younger students are able to attend Mullum Primary School or Kalinda Primary School. Parents may also consider the Ringwood Heights and Ringwood North Primary Schools. Both a quick walk from home, the Ringwood Uniting Kindergarten and the Greenwood Park Kindergarten are able to take care of children in preschool. On the other hand, university students can continue their further studies at the Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus or at the Monash University Clayton Campus, both close to a 20km drive.
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With scenic spaces, Ringwood is the perfect setting to spend time outdoors and enjoy recreational activities with the family. You can choose to follow the hiking trail at The Mullum Mullum Creek Trail or go for a bike ride or a walk around the picturesque Ringwood Lake. The Ringwood Golf Course is also an ideal spot to kick back and enjoy a game amongst all the greenery or you can visit the Ringwood Clock Tower which is a historic site particularly during ANZAC Day services. To add, Jubilee Park on Greenwood Avenue provides football and soccer game facilities where you can catch a game or have a fun, active day at Aquanation Leisure Centre with water slides, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a gym and also a modern spa. When it comes to sourcing artisanal products and fresh fruit and vegetables, the Ringwood Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday and is a great way to get to know the community.
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