Located approximately 7 km north-east from Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 4483 (2006 census). There is a rough 50/50 split between those who own and those who rent. 859 people are aged under 15 yrs, 3132 are 15-65 yrs, and approximately 500 over 65 yrs. The Bridge hotel and Darebin Creek Bridge (a stone arch bridge) are features of Alphington. The suburb has a nice residential feel with tree lined streets, and properties suiting a wide demographic, from first home buyers, families, downsizers and investors. The Amcor paper recycling factory is located in Alphington taking up a large industrial zoned area near the Chandler Hwy bridge.
The main schools in Alphington are
- Alphington Grammar School
- Alphington Primary School
- St Anthony’s Primary School
Transport – Alphington Railway Station, and bus route 508
Shopping – There are no main shopping centres in Alphington, however the local shopping st is on Wingrove St
Alphington is home to the Amcor paper recycling factory (who have been found guilty of polluting Alphington’s environment on at least three occasions.)
The suburb is popular with home buyers because of its proximity to the CBD whilst still maintaining a suburban family friendly atmosphere, with parks, the Yarra River and Darebin Creek nearby.
Alphington contains a variety of home styles – period properties are mixed in with original and renovated 1970’s style brick houses. Town houses and apartments are becoming increasingly common as more move into the suburb. The largest proportion of Alphington’s real estate is detached houses.