Aspendale is bisected by the Nepean Highway and the Frankston train line. These provide the main connections to inner Melbourne and the suburbs south of Aspendale. Aspendale has its own train station, which forms part of the Frankston line.
On the beach side of the highway, there is more medium density development, some larger blocks with older houses remain in this area, although many larger blocks have been subdivided into flats and units over the past two decades. On the other side of the Nepean Highway, housing is typically low-density.
The Eastern boundary of Aspendale is the Mordialloc main drain. This area is very picturesque, with eucalypts and a long gravel track that extends from Mordialloc Creek, past the back of St Louis De Montfort's School to the Edithvale wetlands.
Recreational facilities in Aspendale include the Rossdale Golf Course and Aspendale Life Saving Club and sports clubs include the Aspendale Cricket Club and the St Brigid-St Louis Cricket Club. In conjunction with neighbouring suburb Edithvale, Aspendale has an Australian Rules football team (Edithvale-Aspendale) competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (the original team of Gerard Healy), Aspendale is home to two primary schools - St Louis de Montfort Catholic Primary School and Aspendale Primary School; two kindergartens - Aspendale North Kindergarten and Nola Barber Kindergarten; and one secondary school - Mordialloc Secondary College.
There are two small commercial areas in Aspendale, located in Station Street and Laura Street. These take the form of single-sided strip shopping centres.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation facility at Aspendale houses about 150 staff from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, together with scientific facilities such as a wind tunnel for calibrating anemometers, and laboratories for studying air pollution and climate change.
- Aspendale Gardens
- Peace & Quiet
- Resale or Rental Value
- Neighbourly Spirit
Who lives here:
- Families with kids
- Beach Lovers
References: Wikipedia and Homely
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