Abbotsford

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Located approximately 2km from Melbourne’s CBD and home to 4327 of Victoria’s population (2006 census).  There is a rough 50/50 split between renters and owner occupiers. Population under 15 yrs – 444. Population over 65 yrs – 453.  Streets are narrow and the suburb has significant industrial zones.  However in contrast to this the Yarra River and near by Victoria Park help maintain an attractive residential atmosphere. Abbotsford is home to the famous Skipping Girl Sign.


Amenities:

Main Schools –

  • Abbotsford Primary School
  • Sophia Mundi Rudolph Steiner School
  • Abbotsford Christian School

Transport –Abbotsford has two train stations servicing the Epping and Hurstbridge lines

Shopping – The main shopping centre is Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre and Victoria St Shopping Strip

Abbotsford’s home to Carlton and United Breweries who produce Victoria Bitter and Fosters Larger. The area is also famous for the ‘skipping girl Vinegar’ heritage listed sign.


House Styles:

Abbotsford contains an abundance of semi detached period homes which are commonly single and double fronted Edwardian and Victorian in style. Apartment accommodation is growing more prevalent as the suburb gentrifies. Due to the scarcity of land, detached houses are less common and therefore attract a premium. Land sizes are generally small – the average being approximately 300sqm.


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