Keilor Downs, Victoria

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Keilor Downs
MelbourneVictoria
Keilor Downs is located in Melbourne
Keilor Downs
Keilor Downs
Coordinates 37°43′19″S 144°48′11″E / 37.722°S 144.803°E / -37.722; 144.803Coordinates: 37°43′19″S 144°48′11″E / 37.722°S 144.803°E / -37.722; 144.803
Population 10,307 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,193/km2 (5,680/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3038
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
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Keilor Downs:
Sydenham Taylors Lakes Keilor
Delahey Keilor Downs Keilor
St Albans St Albans Kealba

Keilor Downs is a suburb 17 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Keilor Downs had a population of 10,307.

History[edit]

Keilor Downs Post Office opened on 14 May 1990 as the suburb developed.[2]

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.

Today[edit]

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.

Sport[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

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 bus routes through Keilor Downs are the 421 and the 419 , which both depart from St Albans Station and terminate at Watergardens Station in Taylors Lakes.

Real Estate[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor - the former local government area of which Keilor Downs was a part
  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Keilor Downs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

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