Shopping and ethnic food define the suburb of Sunshine. Only 12 kilometers west of the Melbourne CBD, Sunshine is the perfect place for singles and families who want a piece of the suburbs and proximity to the city.
This is a mostly residential area but there is a small industrial section full of warehouses, factories, auto shops, and construction equipment in the southeast corner. It's fairly secluded from housing, however, so you don't have to worry about noise.
Sunshine is a diverse area, with many residents from Asian and African countries. A number of immigrants have opened small businesses and restaurants on the main thoroughfare through town, Hampshire Road. You'll find Vietnamese, Aghani, Chinese, Indian, and Ramen, as well as stalwarts like coffe shops, all within a few minutes of each other. This road is also home to shops, services, and grocery stores.
But Sunshine isn’t just a place for shoppers and foodies, it also has a number of parks and recreation centers to enjoy. The Kororoit Creek and Kororoit Creek Trail run through Sunshine. The suburb also hosts the Sunshine Football Club (Sunshine Kangaroos), Sunshine Cricket Club, and Sunshine Park Tennis Club.
There is a large population of families and singles in this neighborhood making their mark: old houses are being renovated and new ones constructed. Housing prices are reasonable and rent is affordable.
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