Referred to as “The Gateway of Melbourne” Dandenong is 30 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, the suburb of Dandenong, is home to numerous ethnicities, and now known as Victoria's most culturally diverse community.
As your Dandenong real estate agents we found that the suburb is known for its regular community events, exotic traditional cuisines, Dandenong Plaza Shopping Centre and the famous Dandenong Market, of which has been operating since 1866 and is one of Victoria's oldest markets. The locals nick name the suburb “Dandy”.
Starting with local childcare up to Secondary College, the parents have a variety of selections for their children’s education, including Jelly Bean Childcare, ABC Kindergarten as well as numerous Primary and Secondary Colleges, both private and public including, Dandenong Secondary College, Dandenong Primary School, St Gerard’s, St Mary’s and St Johns Regional College.
Transport, Shopping and Dining
As your Dandenong real estate agents we know how crucial the transport, shopping and dining is to the locals. Dandenong Station is a central train line for Cranbourne, Pakenham and City loop and accommodates bus routes, 857 Dandenong – Chelsea, 901 Frankston – Melbourne Airport (SMARTBUS Service), 800 Dandenong – Chadstone, 802 Mulgrave – Oakleigh, as well as accommodating those who are after Dandenong Taxis services and local Uber drivers. The well-known shopping complex known as Dandenong Plaza is located adjacent to the train station and is a central tourist attraction for the suburb, known for its fresh produce, events and dining. The restaurants and cafes have been listed in the Great Bites Foodies Guide, sharing the great places to eat and speciality cuisines.
Parks and Recreation
Sporting facilities and parklands are easily accessible by locals, whatever your interests may be, including walking tracks, cycling tracks, sporting grounds, Dandenong Stadium and Dandenong Oasis Pool, plus central parks inclusive of BBQ areas, public toilets and playgrounds.
Fotheringham Reserve and Robert Booth Reserve both provide off-leash parks for dogs.