Lush, grand, hilly, historical – Essendon’s a treat to unwrap.
Big, grand and green with a riverside vista, broad boulevards and leafy streets dappled with gorgeous historical homes, Essendon’s one stylish enclave.
Essendon is just a handful of kilometres from the city, but all that grind seems to melt away when you stroll the banks of the Maribyrnong River.
Essendon’s amazing period homes are still the pride of their original owners, older folks who keep the spirit and flavour of Essendon alive. You’ll also find many families with older children taking advantage of Essendon’s brilliant riverside location with its lovely cafes, impressive schools, bike tracks and proximity to the city.
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a little bit of the good life, Essendon knows how to deliver. Much of Essendon’s buzz bubbles along on the banks of the mighty Maribyrnong River, where people cycle along the bike tracks while families picnic in the parkland and ladies lunch at Poynton’s Nursery.
Shopping is an impressive array of strip shopping along parts of Napier St and Mount Alexander Rd, with Highpoint mall nearby and the epic DFO drawing locals and cross-towners alike to its bargain stores. For families, the range of schools is a major drawcard, and as for transport, well – what kind do you want? Essendon has trams, trains, buses and yes, even an airport.
If you love a period home – a grand Edwardian, a stylish Art Deco or a cute 1950s vintage pad – you’ll go wild for Essendon, with its history-laden houses often set on large, lush blocks.
Then again, if you prefer something small, sleek and up to the second, you’ll find some gleamingly futuristic developments popping up too. Fancy a glamorous elevated enclave with river views? Yep, Essendon’s got them too.
With lots of original residents showcasing the incredible period homes of this leafy suburb alongside families enjoying the parklands and cafes, Essendon can give you the space to play it your way.