Located 13km northeast of Melbourne, it is close to top notch educational institutions, hospitals, shopping centres and cafes, and is surrounded by an enviable amount of parkland and open space.
The suburb is characterised by a mix of old and new housing, and the brisk pace of development in recent years has involved many properties being improved and upgraded.
You’ll find heritage homes alongside newly built contemporary houses and smart townhouse developments. Residents can experience a relaxing lifestyle out of the hustle and bustle of higher density suburbs and still enjoy a conveniently quick connection to the CBD.
As of March 2021, the median price for three-bedroom houses was at $900,000, as it achieved an 18.8 per cent quarterly rise since December. Heidelberg Heights is considerably more affordable than some of its closest neighbours, including Heidelberg, Ivanhoe and Preston.
There’s excellent growth potential for buyers and investors as the area continues to blossom to attract families, younger couples and professionals.
One of the largest medical precincts in Victoria is in close vicinity to Heidelberg Heights. The presence of Austin, Mercy and Warringal Private Hospitals makes the suburb a natural choice as a home base for local medical and hospital staff.
For city-bound professionals, the suburb scores well for public transport with nearby Rosanna and Heidelberg Stations offering direct train services to Flinders Street Station in less than half an hour.
Foodies and coffee aficionados are spoiled for choice. There are several established venues as well as new cafes and restaurants popping up at a consistent pace.
Crate, The Chairman and Sunnyside cafes all have strong local followings and nearby fresh produce markets like the historic Preston Market and the farmers’ market at La Trobe University provide a fun, community atmosphere from mid-week through to the weekend.
For a buzzier night time dinner destination, locals head over to Preston’s High Street for its restaurants and bars.
Both strip shopping and big box retail are also close at hand. Enjoy the village atmosphere in nearby Ivanhoe, Heidelberg’s Burgundy and Bell streets and Macleod Village. Northland and Warringal shopping centres offer mall-style shopping with leading supermarket and department store outlets.
From a nature perspective, there’s lots to recommend the area. Heidelberg Heights is close to the Yarra and Plenty rivers, and offers hilltop glimpses of downtown Melbourne from its prime location near parks, walking trails and green space.
The 25-hectare reserve at Rosanna Parklands to the east has walking tracks, off leash dog areas, jogging, cycling and picnic facilities. To the west, the Darebin Creek Trail is a popular area for bushwalking and nature appreciation.
Families have a good choice of public and private schools close by, including Heidelberg Primary School and St Johns Primary School. Secondary school education is covered by Our Lady of Mercy College, Austin School and the prestigious Ivanhoe Grammar and Girls Grammar Schools. La Trobe University is also conveniently located within a 10-minute drive.
With so much to recommend it, Heidelberg Heights has undoubtedly become one of Banyule City’s boom suburbs.