Briar Hill Suburb Information

by Wendy Chamberlain on November 10, 2015

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Briar Hill is situated 18 kilometers northeast of the Central Business District. It is part of the City of Banyule with a population of 3,092 as of 2011.

The suburb has only one school, the Briar Hill Primary School which was opened in 1927. There are, however, childcare, pre-schools and high schools nearby such as the Montmorency Secondary College.

Shops

Briar Hill fish and chips shop

Shops in Briar Hill are small but offer a friendly atmosphere. Greensborough Plaza is just five minutes away. This pocket suburb boasts of the Briar Hill Traditional Bakehouse, a fish and chip shop, a newsagent and hairdresser. It is also within close proximity to shops of neighboring areas and public transport.

Public Transport

Buses such as the Smart Bus services the area as well as those connected to Greensborough, Eltham and Montmorency. The Montmorency train station and the shopping village is only 10 minutes away. The Eastern Freeway also makes the inner city very accessible.

A number of parks are also available. Woodlands Park and the Johnston Reserve have a superior parkland and playgrounds making the suburb a first-rate family-friendly community.

Briar Hill is ideal for professionals, families with kids, singles and retirees looking for a quiet and leafy environment to live in. It also welcomes hipsters and country lovers.

Woodlands-Park-Briar-Hill

Housing

In terms of housing, there are an estimated 1,201 houses and 531 units in the suburb. The area’s home median price ranks 265 among suburbs in Victoria while its home median rent ranks 267.

Nearly half or 47 percent of houses here are fully owned and 36 percent are in the purchasing stage. Most houses (87%) here are the separate type.

Majority of residents in Briar Hill are Australian native-born. The others have British, Italtian, Greek, Croatian and New Zealand blood.

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