Ascot Vale

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Located 7km north-west of Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 12,398.(2006 census). Ascot vale falls neatly in-between the Maribyrnong River and the Moonee Pond Creek. Considering its close  proximity to the city, a high proportion of residents rent in Ascot Vale and there is  a fair degree of government housing (near the show ground).  However many of the streets are adorned with rows of single and double fronted Victorian and Edwardian homes, and as such the area is also popular with owner occupiers, young families and professionals working in the city.  Streets are generally tree lined and attractive – to the west of the suburb is an area known as ‘Whisky Hill’. An area attractive for families because land sizes are slightly larger and house prices can easily achieve in excess of $1Mil. Ascot vale is home to the Royal Melbourne Show Grounds which hosts Melbourne’s annual Royal Show. Union road is the main shopping precinct in Ascot Vale.  It hosts an array of Cafes, boutique shops, cultural restaurants, food and convenience stores and pubs. Essendon golf course (Riverside Golf Club) is also located in Ascot Vale and known as one of the most picturesque courses in Melbourne.

Transport options are good with both tram and train servicing the suburb – there are also some good schools in the area for families to choose from. House prices have performed extremely well over the past few years, and buyer demand is increasing. There is no singular dominant buyer demographic – the suburb offers something for everyone and therefore investment potential is good whether you choose to purchase a one bedroom flat, or a large Californian bungalow.


Amenities:

Main Schools –

  • Ascot Vale Primary School
  • Ascot Vale West Primary School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • Western Autistic School

Transport – Ascot Vale train station and Tram lines 57, 59 and 82

Shopping – Union Rd shopping strip contains restaurants, coffee shops, super markets, boutique retail outlets and pubs.


House Styles:

The dominate form of architectural in Ascot vale is made up of detached houses – many period in style, (single and double fronted Victorian and Edwardian). Town houses (most terrace in style) and apartment blocks are becoming increasingly common especially in the streets closer towards the shopping precinct as the area becomes more populated and land utilized and subdivided. (Expect more high rise blocks to pop up as Melbourne’s 2050’s plan kicks into action.) The ‘Whisky Hill’ area of Ascot Vale is located in the west & attracts families due to the larger land sizes and properties (Californian Bungalow and post war styles). It’s not unusual for properties in this area to achieve prices in excess of $1Mil.


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