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Balwyn North Suburb Information

by Wendy Chamberlain on June 15, 2015

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The suburb of Balwyn North is situated 10 kilometers east of the CBD and belongs to the City of Boroondara. With a population of 20,317, it was one of the first suburbs in Melbourne to be developed based on the pattern of postwar suburbia.

The suburb is divided into two parts – the northwest known as Bellevue and the southeast which is called Greythorn. The Greythorn area had residents since the 1830s but it was developed much later than North Balwyn. The Greythron Road of today used to be known as Whitethorn Road owing to the presence of many whitethorn hedges planted along the road. However, it was later renamed as Greythorn in 1920s to avoid people getting confused with the Whitehorse Road.

Balwyn North Village

Commercial Area

The main commercial area in the suburb is known as The Village where many shops are located. It can be found at the intersection of Doncaster and Bulleen Roads.

Other shopping strips in Balwyn North include the Greythorn Village, East Balwyn Shopping Centre and Belmore Heights Shopping Centre.

Greythorn Village is situated further east on Doncaster Road.

Parks and Gardens

Nature lovers will find the suburb very appealing owing to the presence of parks and reserves. These green spaces are great places to relax and engage in recreational activities.

Balwyn North

There’s a line of parks which stretch from the Jacka Street Reserve through to Gordon Barnard Reserve and Hislop Park ending at Macleay Park. Other parks worth visiting are the Greythorn Park, Leigh Park and the Koonung Creek Reserve.

Educational Institutions

Several primary schools are in place in Balwyn North. These include the Greythorn, Balwyn North, Boroondara Park and Bellevue.

Balwyn High School is also in the suburb and can be found on Buchanan Avenue. The school is preferred by many Asian families and properties in nearby area are worth thousands of dollars more than the others.

Public Transport

Those prefer the tram can take tram route 48 which passes through the suburb along Doncaster Road ending at Balwyn Road.

Several bus routes also service the area while a number of free bus services stops at the entrance of the Eastern Freeway situated on the edge of the suburb’s northern section.

Cyclists can also use the bicycle tracks that connect with the Main Yarra Trail. They pass through the Yarra River and the Eastern Freeway.

Overall, Balwyn North is ideal for professionals, singles, families with children, retirees, students and those who love to be near the beach.

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