Dandenong is one suburb in Melbourne that property buyers and investors should be keeping a close eye on. Destined as one of the next top growth suburbs in Melbourne, Dandenong certainly has plenty of opportunity and sits just 31km west of the Melbourne CBD.
Not only are residents placed in a prime location, but property prices here are still very affordable making Dandenong the perfect suburb to buy in, especially first home buyers struggling to enter the property market.
Dandenong is home to three state schools; Lyndale Secondary College and two campuses of Dandenong High School (Dandenong and Cleveland). There is also one Catholic high school, St John’s Regional College as well as numerous primary schools for younger children. For higher education then the Monash University, Peninsula Campus is situated in Frankston, whilst the Monash University Clayton Campus is also close by.
Dandenong is also home to one major hospital, Dandenong Hospital which is a major employer in the area and provides all the healthcare services required.
Dandenong has no shortage of retail and dining opportunities with the Dandenong Plaza home to approximately 200 stores. Here you can find your supermarkets, fashion, technology, gifts, homewares, services and hair and beauty. You can also find casual eateries and restaurants when in need of a break shopping such as Muffin Break, Subway and KFC.
Around the town centre, there are plenty more restaurants to dine at day and night whether you are looking for something casual or something more fancy to celebrate a special occasion. Local cuisines include Thai, Chinese, Afghan, Italian, Polish and much more.
Dandenong is blessed with numerous reserves and parklands to take advantage of, the ideal place for walking, jogging and cycling. The Dandenong Creek Trail follows the Dandenong Creek and makes a pleasant place to journey along.
Close by is the Melbourne Water Recreation Area, and the Dandenong Creek Reserve and this is also where the Dandenong Basketball Association and Dandenong Stadium is situated. The Dandenong Stadium features 10 basketball courts, 7 volleyball courts and 3 beach volleyball courts and is a popular venue for watching sports and major events.
For more extensive walking opportunities then the Dandenong Ranges National Park are within an easy drive as is the beautiful Mornington Peninsula where you can take in the gorgeous beaches and sample local wines and fresh produce from the specialty producers.
Getting around Dandenong is easily possible with major roads running close by including the M1 and M3 Eastlink. The Princes Highway and Cheltenham Road also run through the suburb connecting residents to Melbourne, Bayside and beyond.
As well as travelling by car, residents have the Dandenong train station on the doorstep, which is situated on the Pakenham and Cranbourne train lines taking approximately 45 minutes to reach the city. Various bus routes also allow travelling shorter distances a piece of cake.
Featuring a unique collection of one and two-bedroom luxury apartments this stylish development complements its setting with an elegance that balances the local friendly charm of the area.
Inside you are met with a thoughtful selection of quality natural woods, textures and cutting edge amenities, providing a sophisticated look, yet surrounded by sheer comfort. Embrace plenty of natural light that seeps through the floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, while living areas flow seamlessly out onto private balconies where you can take in the stunning views below.
Equipped with modern touches including high end Miele stainless steel kitchen appliances, The Lonsdale apartments are not to be missed, whether you are an owner occupier or savvy investor on the hunt for your next investment opportunity.
The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative started in 2006 and over its 15 to 20-year lifespan it aims to re-establish Central Dandenong as Melbourne’s south east capital. It will do this by generating $1.2 billion in private sector investment as well as create 5,000 jobs and provide 4,000 homes.
Key projects include:
Lonsdale Street – transforming the city’s main street into a green, pedestrian-friendly boulevard.
Stockmans Bridge – a new western entrance into central Dandenong.
Australian Taxation Office – the new ATO building home to 850 workers.
With its great positioning within easy walking distance of buses, trains, parks, shops, dining and schools, The Lonsdale is a popular pick for our clients at iBuyNew. Not only do you have all your important amenities close to hand, but there are also major employers close by including Dandenong Hospital, the ATO and a number of good schools. Apartments are also affordably priced at The Lonsdale, making it far easier to enter the property market as a first home buyer or investor.
Comprising a total of 112 apartments, this development is expected to complete in August 2018.
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