Located 29km east of Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 20,447 (2006 census). Named after the plant ‘boronia’, the suburb is popular for its tree lined streets, nature reserves and bike paths. Parts of Boronia overlap the foothills of the Dandenong ranges and capture wonderful views of the National Park and Melbourne.
The completion of the Eastlink motorway in 2008, made Boronia an accessible option for families who want easy access into Melbourne’s inner city suburbs and therefore opened Boronia up to a new market of buyers.
Residents describe the suburb as ‘down to earth’ with a ‘family friendly’ relaxed atmosphere. The suburb is predominately made up of detached housing on blocks of land roughly 600 sqm + in size. Most of the residents are owner occupiers, and there is a small proportion of government housing.
Boronia has good amenities and caters well for families. There are numerous sporting facilities and clubs, and number of primary schools and a secondary school. The main shopping area in Boronia is located at the intersection of Dorset Rd and Boronia Rd (Dorset Square and Boronia Junction) and includes a cinema, bowling centre, and a number of restaurants. Residents also benefit from Knox City shopping mall in neighbouring Wantirna South.
The railway line runs down the centre of Boronia, however traffic flows freely due to a small rail tunnel which passes under Boronia Junction (completed in 1998).
Main Schools –
- Boronia Primary
- Boronia Heights Primary
- Boronia West Primary
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school
- Boronia Heights College
Transport – Boronia Train Station
Shopping – Boronia Junction & Dorset Square located at the junction of Dorset and Boronia roads.
Housing is predominantly detached and post war in style. Land sizes are large – 600 sqm + . Single level villa units and town houses are fairly prevalent and cater well for the ageing population and down-sizers. There are a small number of high rise apartment blocks generally located along the main roads close to the station and shops.