Laverton is known for being a culturally diverse suburb that is becoming increasingly attractive to young working families that appreciate the generous land sizes, low property prices and access to many forms of public transport and freeways.
Recent travel time surveys have shown that time savings of up to 50 minutes can be achieved for commuters to the city when compared to travelling from Point Cook.
Laverton is home to the Melbourne Ballpark state baseball stadium, which hosts several national events each year, including home games of the Melbourne aces who compete in the Australian Baseball League.
Laverton is connected to the Werribee railway line at Laverton station and Aircraft station.
Laverton is serviced by a network of primary and secondary state arterial roads, including major arterials such as the Princes Freeway, where there is an entry ramp via Point Cook Road (Aviation Road).
The suburb has an Australian rules football team (Laverton Magpies) competing in the Western Region Football League. The Laverton Cricket Club is also based at Laverton Park. It currently has five senior teams and a large number of junior sides. Golfers play at the course of the RAAF Williams Golf Club. A skate park, based at McCormick Park, caters to skaters and BMX riders.