Ashburton - 3147

The Ashburton post office first opened in 1924 just a few years after the local railway line was electrified. Since then the neighborhood has grown in population and appeal to become one of the City of Boroondara’s most attractive postcodes.

Just 12 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, Ashburton is ideal for city workers and their families who want to remain close to the office but still enjoy the many benefits of a leafy suburban lifestyle. The population size at the last census in 2006 was 12,420.

Investing in real estate in Ashburton has always been a wise decision, with the median house in April 2011 at $985,000 and climbing. And property auctions have achieved a clearance rate of over 80% over the last 12 moths – well above the city average. Ashburton real estate boasts an exceptional number of period homes with sensitively renovated interiors and spacious backyards. 80% of homes in Ashburton are freestanding. Post WW II homes, medium density units as well as modern two storey town houses are also prevalent in this small yet prosperous suburb.

Spread across the entire suburb is an excellent selection of parks and recreational centres, pleasing the most active children and encouraging a healthy outdoor lifestyle for all. The three primary schools within Ashburton - Solway Primary, Saint Michael's Parish School and Ashburton Primary are well established with many of Melbourne’s finest secondary schools just a few kilometres away.

The area also holds a significant student population due to its close proximity to Holmesglen Institute of TAFE and Monash, Swinburne and Deakin Universities. Public transport options are plentiful for students and workers with train, tram and bus services continually operating in and out of the neighborhood. And with the local High Street shopping precinct providing an excellent selection of cafes, restaurants and grocery stores Ashburton still has a small community feel within a large city.