Airport West Area Profile
Airport West is so named for its position west of Essendon Airport. 11 km north-west of Melbourne, its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Airport West had a population of 6,959. Airport West is so named for its position to the west of Essendon Airport, Melbourne's first general airport now used for light planes, charter and freight since the opening in 1970 of Melbourne Airport, located to the north of the suburb.
Bounded by Calder, Tullamarine and Western Ring Road freeways, it’s a well established suburb showcasing a mix of old and new homes and stylish townhouse developments, with the advantage of Westfield Shoppingtown, schools, transport parks and the delights of Keilor Road’s latte lifestyle society at its fingertips.