Croydon Hills, Victoria

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Croydon Hills
MelbourneVictoria
Croydon Hills is located in Melbourne
Croydon Hills
Croydon Hills
Coordinates 37°46′30″S 145°15′58″E / 37.775°S 145.266°E / -37.775; 145.266Coordinates: 37°46′30″S 145°15′58″E / 37.775°S 145.266°E / -37.775; 145.266
Population 5,185 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,070/km2 (5,370/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3136
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 31 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Maroondah
State electorate(s) Croydon
Federal Division(s) Menzies
Suburbs around Croydon Hills:
Warrandyte South Wonga Park Croydon North
Warranwood Croydon Hills Croydon North
Ringwood Croydon

Croydon Hills is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maroondah. At the 2011 Census, Croydon Hills had a population of 5,185.

Croydon Hills is bounded by Plymouth Road to the south, Yarra Road to the east and Bemboka Road to the west. The suburb is located in the outer east of Melbourne.

Approximately 5,600 people live in Croydon Hills, with the majority of household incomes between the $50k-80k and $80k-$100k mark.

The suburb was formerly mixed used farmland and orchards. It was developed into spacious suburban housing during the 1980s. The architectural style is typically single storey, brick veneer, with large allotments affording both front and rear gardens, as well as off-street parking for several vehicles.

Croydon Hills has many parks, with walking tracks and native bushlands, such as Settlers Orchard, Yarrunga Reserve, Candlebark Walk and Narr-Maen Reserve. Native birds such as the kookaburra, magpie, galah, sulphur crested cockatoo, magpie-lark, purple swamphen, Eurasian coot, Pacific black duck and Australian wood duck are a common sight in both the parklands and backyard gardens. The common brushtail possum inhabits the area.

Croydon Hills has several churches located in the suburb as well.

The nearest shopping areas are McAdam Square and Burnt Bridge.

The Yarrunga Community Centre is at 76-86 Croydon Hills Drive, in Yarrunga Reserve, adjacent to Croydon Hills Primary School.

Education[edit]

A number of primary and secondary schools are well established in the surrounding Croydon and Ringwood North suburbs and thus the area is popular with young families.

These include:

Public transport[edit]

The nearest train station is the Croydon railway station. There are few facilities within easy walking distance and most inhabitants rely on motor vehicles.

Buses in Croydon Hills are limited to the following route:

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

  • City of Croydon - the former local government area of which Croydon Hills was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Croydon Hills (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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