In this week’s Sunday Suburb Spotlight, we catch up with Senior Sales Consultant Simon Bismark to get the low-down on Croydon South.
What makes Croydon South a great place to raise a family?
It’s a very family-orientated area with an abundance of houses rather than units or apartments. There’s good schools, parks, restaurants and public transport, and like all suburbs within Maroondah, there’s easy access to the city and Mornington Peninsula via the Eastern Freeway/EastLink.
Are there a variety of sporting clubs that children can join?
The cricket and football clubs are particularly popular with strong memberships. The training and competitions are suitable for kids of all ages and standards.
How would a new home buyer benefit in Croydon South?
There’s lots of infrastructure already in place and it’s just a short drive to EastLink. I think it’s also relatively affordable in comparison to suburbs like Ringwood or Doncaster. You do get more bang for your buck in that you’d be buying a quality four bedroom, two bathroom home on a full block for what you’d be paying for a 15-20 year old two bedroom unit in Doncaster. It’s good value for money.
What impact has the development of Eastland had on the suburb?
The development of Eastland has spurred strong growth and infrastructure redevelopment throughout Maroondah. Basically, it’s had a very positive flow-on affect for all surrounding suburbs in terms of growth and jobs.
Where are the best places to eat out?
The Mall on Eastfield Road – it has a couple of great cafés and pizza shops as well as a bakery (Goldeluck’s) which does the best donuts this side of Daniel’s Donuts.