|Population||6,061 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,330/km2 (6,040/sq mi)|
|Area||2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Location||14 km (9 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Monash|
Ashwood is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2011 Census, Ashwood had a population of 6,061.
Ashwood is bounded by Huntingdale Road to the east, the Glen Waverley railway line to the south, Warrigal Road to the west and a wandering alignment to the north that approximately follows Carlyle Street, Zodiac Street, Gardiners Creek, Ashwood Drive, Montpellier Road and Arthur Street.
Until the early 1950s, when residential development commenced in the area, Warrigal Road formed the boundary of suburban development, with market gardens, poultry farms and unmade roads to the east. The new dwellings constructed at this time were typically double-fronted cream brick houses. By 1951 the population of Ashwood had risen to an estimated 1500 persons.
The Post Office opened on 3 October 1949, but was known as Ashburton East until 1951. Jordanville Post Office in the suburb opened in 1953. Stocksville Post Office, on Cleveland Road, was open from 1955 until 1993.
A smaller shopping locale is located at the corner of High Street Road and Cleveland Road. The surrounding area is also known as Jordanville and Stocksville. The former supermarket and residence is registered as a Heritage Place on the Victorian Heritage Register. The building was designed by architect Robin Boyd and built in 1952 using the ctesiphon construction method.
Ashwood Reserve on Gardiners Creek includes hockey facilities for the Waverley Hockey Club and the grounds for the Harlequin Rugby Club. A bicycle trail through this reserve links it to Gardiners Reserve to the north. Electra Reserve to the east includes a dog club, croquet facilities and a senior citizens hall. Salisbury Reserve to the south has a scout hall and play equipment.
Ashwood Secondary College is a government secondary college located on High Street Road. Adjoining the college is Parkhill Primary School, on Parkhill Drive which is a government-run primary school. Ashwood School, located on Montpellier Road was established in 1976 and caters for students aged 5 to 18 years old with mild intellectual disabilities. Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten is located nearby on Arthur Street. Ashwood Central Pre School is located on Yooralla Street.
Jordanville Technical College (opened 1954) and Ashwood State School (opened 1953), both located next to Ashwood High School (opened 1958 - now Ashwood College) were both closed and the land redeveloped as a housing estate.
The primary north-south roads are Warrigal Road and Huntingdale Road, while High Street Road is the primary east-west road. The nearest railway stations to Ashwood are Holmesglen to the west and Jordanville to the east, from the north western area of Ashwood the Ashburton railway station is the most readily accessible. Several bus routes connect the suburb to surrounding areas.
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