Selling points: Essendon is one of the most highly regarded and demanded suburbs North of the city.
Dating back to the 1850's Essendon has long been the social hub of the North, close to all amenities and some of the most sort after shopping strips in Melbourne.
Most sort after properties: Essendon has a diverse range of people and cultures and, in turn, a strong demand for all types of properties ranging from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom homes.
Most common properties: As one of Melbourne’s original suburbs, Essendon is home to a diverse range of homes. State of the art developments in areas such as Keilor Road in Essendon’s North through to the ever changing Mt Alexander Road bring a fresh and lively buzz while the original periodic homes with their detailed carpentry, intricately designed frontages and large land sizes make them unique to the area and a rarity for Melbourne’s inner suburbs.
Top amenities: Essendon boasts a collection of fantastic shopping strips, cafés and highly regarded schools with Keilor Road, Essendon North and Mt Alexander Road being some of the popular locations for social events and up to 9 private and public schools including the illustrious St. Bernard and Buckley Park Colleges.
Other major features of the area include Kangan Batman TAFE (Essendon Campus), Windy Hill (home of the Essendon Football Club) and the many parks and Reserves providing a wonderful family orientated atmosphere with large open spaces and picturesque scenery.
Local industry and businesses: Keilor road and Essendon fields is strongly supported by the car industry, with most of the major dealerships represented. Keilor Road also has a strong cafe culture with a wide range of restaurants and cafes.
Recent changes: Like most inner suburbs Essendon has seen a growing demand for Apartment living, with council support.
Best streets: Home owners love living in the Mar Lodge Estate located between Buckley Street and Keilor Road. Mar Lodge has a one dwelling covenant on it restricting the building of apartment and units; this has proven very popular with family's wanting to build their dream home.
Public transport: Essendon’s public transport is efficient and reliable with many options available to suit each individual’s requirements.
The Tullamarine Freeway provides quick and easy access to both the Tullamarine International Airport and City Centre via the Toll Road. Essendon’s train station is conveniently located on the corner of Buckley Street and Rose Street with an abundance of parking for commuters providing safe and secure travel to and from the city via the Cragieburn line.
The number 59 Tram provides direct access to the city via Elizabeth Street and services many of the main roads including Keilor Road, Bulla Road and Mt Alexander Road.
Main arteries: The Tullamarine Freeway provides fast and easy access to an abundance of major attractions including the Moonee Valley Racing Club, Flemington Racecourse, Essendon Fields and the Melbourne Zoo to name a few.