In this week’s Sunday Suburb Spotlight, we catch up with Senior Sales Consultant Joseph Corsi to talk all things Croydon North, a leafy and peaceful area favoured by families.
What makes Croydon North a great place to raise a family?
There are a lot of aspects but it’s predominately the schools which include Luther College and Yarra Valley Grammar. There’s also great infrastructure in terms of public transport with a fantastic bus network and being so close to Croydon Station. That combined with sporting grounds and parks makes it ideal for young families.
What is the charm of Croydon North?
Having Mount Dandenong as a backdrop gives it that ‘country town’ feel but you’re still super close to everything. It’s the best of both worlds really.
What are the benefits of buying in this suburb rather than another?
It depends on what suburbs you’re comparing it to but being close to the train line and having local village-style shopping strips really appeals to people. The area is affordable too with family homes on big blocks. Maroondah Council is also very proactive, so you don’t tend to see facilities get neglected.
Are any developments occurring in the area?
Croydon’s Arndale Shopping Centre is now owned by a Chinese investor who’s looking to renovate and at the back of Croydon Station there’s set to be some works. There is a lot happening around Croydon/Croydon North as well as in nearby suburbs with Eastland and Chirnside Park Shopping Centres undergoing redevelopments.
What events are held locally throughout the year?
Maroondah Festival and Carols by Candlelight are held in Croydon. Council have various other annual events and are always looking for new ways to involve the community.
How would you describe Croydon North?
It has a relaxed atmosphere, the community is tight and there are excellent schools.