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Montrose Suburb Information

by Wendy Chamberlain on July 28, 2015

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The suburb of Montrose is situated 33 kilometers east of the CBD with a population of 6,732 as of 2011. The area offers amazing views being at the foothills of Mount Dandenong and close to the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley which boasts of a wide expanse of wineries.

Montrose is a friendly community ideal for families with kids, professionals, singles and retirees. It also offers fine dining restaurants and tea houses. Its town centre has a weekend craft market which takes place every third Saturday of the month.

Montrose suburb commercial area

Originally referred to as South Mooroolbark before 1892, the place was renamed Montrose in the early part of 1890s. The name was taken from the Rose Mont store owned by the son of local landowner James Walker located along Colchester Road in Kilsyth. By the 1970s, the area became part of the number of suburbs that extend to the Dandenongs.

Recreation Facilities

Montrose boasts of several recreation facilities including sports clubs. It has a tennis club, soccer club, football club, cricket club and calisthenics club.

The suburb is home to one of the biggest soccer clubs in the Bayside League headquartered at the Keith Hume Fraser Reserve. The Montrose social soccer club has a membership of more than 100 senior players and more than 100 junior players.

The Montrose Demons football team, on the other hand, competes in the Eastern football league while the cricket club competes in the R.D.C.A.

Montrose suburb

A community group known as the Montrose and District Lions Club is also in place. Established in 2006, it holds a formal meeting every month.

Public Transport

Montrose has no train station in place. However, there’s one nearby in Mooroolbark on the Lilydale railway line.

Telebus services are available in the suburb. Passengers can request for this if they want to be picked up or dropped off from home.

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