Selling points: Maribyrnong is surrounded by parklands and the Maribyrnong River; along with having a multicultural diversity of shops and restaurants. Don’t forget the bonus of being situated within 8km of the CBD.
Most sought after properties: Three-bedroom homes with a double lock-up garage in the early to mid $600,000 range, close to transport, and parklands.
Most common properties: Maribyrnong can be characterised into three different parts. The old established pocket (tightly held), which comprises both weather board and brick homes on large parcels of land; then the three different estates of double storey homes, such as Waterford Green, Riverbank Estate, and the most popular Edgewater.
Top amenities: Highpoint Shopping Centre (one of the biggest shopping malls in Victoria), which is being upgraded to comprise more car parking and a new set of trendy shops and cafes. The Maribyrnong Aquatic centre, Maribyrnong College and three primary schools are also close at hand.
Local industry and business: Highpoint Shopping Centre features more than 400 stores covering all major brands, along with a homemaker centre.
Recent changes: The $300 million development at Highpoint Shopping Centre will add an additional 30,000 square metres, making it one of the largest shopping centres in Australia on completion. The addition of the Edgewater Estate drove the prices of Maribyrnong upwards, and most of the expensive homes sold in Maribyrnong over the last three years have been from Edgewater.
Best streets: The best streets to buy in are the ones close to St Margaret’s Primary and Maribyrnong College. These include The Esplanade, Macedon St, Pridham St, and Kellaway Street.
Public transport: Tram 82 leads to Footscray train station and Moonee Ponds train station. Tram 57 leads to Elizabeth Street in the City. There are also bus routes that lead to the same destinations.
Main arteries: You have main roads such as Ballarat Rd and Dynon Rd that get you access to the Docklands and the Melbourne CBD.