Woodards Mount Waverley

The Mount Waverley Team

Snapshot

History

The suburb was named by its owner after Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels and is famous for its heritage streets. The suburb was originally a new estate in the 1930s and due to the onset of the Great Depression, the estate did not get off the ground. The streets had been laid down, but no houses were built; merely a row of cardboard boxes housed the first few residents who had migrated east from the slums of Ashburton to enjoy a better standard of living, only to be bitterly disappointed with the estate agents who promised milk and honey but instead delivered a mosquito infested swamp. The Ashburton immigrants, while disappointed all agreed that the swamp was a major step up from their former homes.

These mean streets were built of concrete, not asphalt. The surface is still the same as it was in the 1930s, with only minor maintenance over the decades. Residential development did not resurge until the 1950s. In early 2008, a new smoother asphalt surface was finally laid along the strip of Stephensons Road between Waverley Road and Mount Waverley Village shopping centre.

Stephensons Road is the main road of Mount Waverley that goes straight through the middle of the suburb from south (where it becomes Clayton Road) to north (where it becomes Middleborough Road). A notable residential street is Sherwood Road, just south of the shopping centre. The eastern half of this street is divided by a large reserve strikingly planted with rows of large palm trees.

Today

Mount Waverley is 16 km south-east from Melbourne's CBD and is within the City of Monash with a postcode of 3149. It extends from the border between the former Oakleigh and Waverley cities eastwards to Glen Waverley. It is a large suburb, rectangular in shape, bounded by Highbury Road in the north, Ferntree Gully Road in the south, Huntingdale Road in the west, and Blackburn Road in the east. At the centre of the suburb is Mount Waverley Village Shopping Centre, and in the south-east is Pinewood Shopping Centre.

 

Woodards specialises in real estate sales and leasing in Mount Waverley and the surrounding suburbs of Ashwood, Glen Waverley and Wheelers Hill.

 

Public Transport

Mount Waverley has two train stations, Mount Waverley and Jordanville, on the Glen Waverley line.

Education

-          Mount Waverley Secondary College

-          Mount Waverley Primary School

-          Mount Waverley North Primary School

-          Essex Heights Primary School

-          Sussex Heights Primary School

-          Syndal South Primary School

-          Pinewood Primary School

-          Huntingtower School

-          Avila College

-          Holy Family Primary School

Demographics

March 2016

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