Keilor Downs, Victoria
|Population||10,307 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,193/km2 (5,680/sq mi)|
|Area||4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|Location||17 km (11 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Brimbank|
|State electorate(s)||St Albans|
Keilor Downs Post Office opened on 14 May 1990 as the suburb developed.
Keilor Downs is believed to have once had a large Aboriginal settlement which dissipated after European settlement. See the entry for Keilor for history pertaining to the Keilor Downs and Keilor Plains region or contact the Keilor Historical Society.
The suburbs main shopping centre is Keilor Shopping Centre previously known as Centro Keilor prior to CFSGAM's acquisition in 2013. Watergardens and Taylors lakes shopping center are also in very close proximity making all areas in Keilor downs easily accessible to shopping. The suburb is home to the Brimbank Leisure Centre (gym, indoor/outdoor pools, etc.), Keilor Downs Police Station and a community centre. There are also several good schools, child care centres, churches and parks in the area.
The local football teams are Green Gully Cavaliers who play in the Victorian Premier League, Keilor Wolves who compete in Mens Metropolitan League North-West and Keilor Park SC who play in Men's State League Div 3 North-West.
The main metro station for Keilor downs is Keilor plains, however for some areas the Watergardens station is closer. The train (stopping all stations) takes just 27 minutes from the city (Flagstaff Station) till Keilor plains.
The Median price in Keilor downs in 475,000 and it is considered to be an area with a very high growth rate as it is an established suburb with large plot sizes. The another reason why this suburb stands at an advantage is the proposed plans for Diggers Rest and Sunbury which could pull up the property prices.
Its proximity to the city and good schools makes it a lucrative spot for investors.
- City of Keilor - the former local government area of which Keilor Downs was a part
- Mary MacKillop Primary School website
- Monmia Primary School website
- Keilor Downs College website
- Keilor Shopping Centre website