Suburb Profile - Aberfieldie and Essendon West

Sharing Essendon’s 3040 postcode, these two areas are seen as both part of Essendon yet with their own unique character and identity. The architectural styles begin with stunning Edwardians and Californian Bungalows near its eastern Waverley Street edge. Progressive modernization occurs heading west including post-war, Art-Deco and 60s/70s brick veneers. Although the styles of homes vary greatly, both areas have one thing in common – their proximity to the ever-popular Maribyrnong River. Aberfeldie in particular benefits from its relationship with the river boasting one of the most picturesque riverside vistas in Melbourne. The Boulevard features many spectacular homes as well as parks, playgrounds, walking tracks and barbeque areas. Other highlights include the superb athletic facilities of Aberfeldie Park, the Incinerator theatre, Clifton Park, shopping and transport amenities along Buckley Street, as well as its own selection of fine public and private schools. Essendon West also has a unique relationship with the river. Being generally more elevated, many homes in the area play host to some of the most spectacular city skyline views anywhere in Melbourne. With its western border along Steele (or Rose) Creek, Essendon West has the highest proportion of open space and parkland of any suburb in the area as well as one of Moonee Valley’s most popular schools – St Bernards College which also incorporates a Paul Sadler Swimming School.