Located 17 kilometers east of Melbourne is the sleepy suburb of Blackburn. Residents here experience a peaceful suburban lifestyle while staying relatively close to the culture of the big city. Blackburn is marked by its leafy streets and attractive 1930s brick and timber homes.
Days are filled with the hustle and bustle of commuters jumping on the train to the CBD for work and families running errands to the major shoping centers found in neighboring suburbs. (You'll find some basics here like a grocery store, some restaurants, and banks, but not much else.)
Blackburn is full of great green spaces. The Blackburn Lake Sanctuary provides 30 hectares (74 acres) of regenerated bushland, replete with a lake that attracts birds, possums, and fish, and is a favorite spot for bushwalkers. Birdwatchers come to the lake to watch the Kookaburras, ducks and parrots. There are several smaller parks around and on a sunny days you'll see dozens of walkers, runners, and cyclists along the many trails in these parks.
When they aren’t playing in the parks, most children attend Laburnum Primary School or Blackburn Primary School and a handful of other top-tier schools.
Rent and home prices are more expensive than in neighboring suburbs, but the lush scenery and prime location may be worth the price tag.
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