Eltham is a 'green wedge' suburb that remains relatively undeveloped, with many tree-lined streets and leafy reserves filled with native birds and wildlife.
Eltham is home to an artists colony at Montsalvat, a rustic set of medieval-style buildings from the 1930s, and the Diamond Valley Railway, which is the largest miniature railway in Australia.
North of the Yarra River off Homestead Road in Eltham, this large off-leash park is the perfect place for some R&R out of the big smoke for you and your dog. Breathe in the fresh grass and native wildflowers and have a real run-around — this is a nice big off-leash space. It's open all year-round except when sport training is on.
The Eltham area is serviced by a train station on the Hurstbridge Line and the area has many buses while nearby freeway access offers good options for driving into town. There are also many options when it comes to education with a range of Schools servicing the area:
- Eltham High School
- Catholic Ladies College, Eltham
- Eltham College of Education
- Eltham Primary
- Our Lady Help of Christians Primary
- Eltham East Primary
- Eltham North Primary School.
Several schools are also located in the exclusive connecting area of Eltham North, including
- St. Helena Secondary College
- Plenty Valley International Montessori School
- Holy Trinity Primary School
- Glen Katherine Primary School
- Research Primary
For families with younger chilren there are various childcare and early learning centres available.
- Clean & Green
- Parks & Recreation
- Safe & Sound
- Internet Access
Who lives here?
- Families with kids
- Country Lovers
- Briar Hill
- Diamond Creek
- Eltham North
- Kangaroo Ground
- Lower Plenty
- North Warrandyte
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