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Suburb profile: Oakleigh, VIC 3166

Oakleigh is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 14 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2016 Census, Oakleigh had a population of 7,893.

Once a large independent city, Oakleigh was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the 1950s. As a result, it once had its own large historic Central Business District, its own municipality in the former City of Oakleigh and its own suburbs.

The area is traditionally known to have a strong Greek cultural influence, largely due to the influx of said immigrants to Australia in the mid-20th century. Fourteen per cent of those living in the suburb speak only Greek at home

Although the origin of the name of the suburb, "Oakleigh," is unclear, local historians have three main theories – that it was derived from she-oaks that grew near Scotchmans Creek; from "Oakleigh Park" an estate near Malvern Hills in England; or from Mrs. Oakley an early settler.

With a mix of period homes through to post war properties on generous blocks, the area is very popular with families. With a very long history dating from the mid 1800’s the area offers a multicultural environment within close proximity to Chadstone Shopping Centre, Monash University & Monash Medical Centre.

Oakleigh has a large historic Central Business District spanning some nine city blocks. Atherton Road is Oakleigh's historic commercial main street while Drummond Street is its former civic spine. This area contains many older commercial buildings including banks and retail complexes dating back to the early days of the city. There are a small number of multi-storey office buildings which date back to the city's growth period.

Eaton Street is a pedestrian mall which connects Atherton Road with the Centro Shopping Centre and railway station. The CBD is a popular activity centre with locals with a great many cafes, several hotels, restaurants and retail shops. The thriving shopping district has an abundance of butchers, bakeries, beauty salons, and specialty shops selling sweets. There are also multiple laneways with Greek-themed cafés that specialise in café frappé. A police station, primary school, public Library, RSL, Community Hall and historical centre (Monash Federation Centre) Cemetery and football ground and park are in the nearby historical precinct of Drummond Street.

Oakleigh has long been regarded as a ‘foodies’ area with its excellent restaurants and café culture with people from all parts of Melbourne coming to explore.

Oakleigh railway station provides suburban railway services on both the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

Oakleigh is also the hub of a large component of Melbourne's eastern bus network. Many of the buses interchange at a terminus alongside the railway station and follow routes which run through the suburb.

The suburb of Oakleigh has three main Australian rules football teams and the Oakleigh District Football & Netball Club. Golfers play at the Oakleigh Golf Club on Park Road. The Oakleigh Recreation Centre is the suburbs primary indoor sporting facility, offering state of the art recreational facilities and an array of pools to improve community health and activity.

Locals say that Oakleigh is a great and safe place in which to live.

Great for:

  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reference: Wikipedia, Homely

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