In this week’s Sunday Suburb Spotlight, we catch up with Sales Consultant and Auctioneer Tristan Messerle to get the low down on Ringwood North.
What makes Ringwood North a great place to raise a family?
The choice of schools is fantastic and what I think draws a lot of people to the area. Many are within walking distance which is handy as a parent. It has a real community feel and boasts plenty of parks as well as walking/bike paths.
Why do you think this is the best suburb to live in?
It’s a beautiful, quiet and leafy suburb, a fantastic lifestyle choice with all facilities readily available to you. I think it has a very relaxing feel, even though you’re only moments from Eastland, EastLink and the Yarra Valley. It’s a wonderful mix of facilities and being able to unwind.
Are there activities and/or community groups in the area that are suitable for elderly people to join?
North Ringwood Senior’s Group was established around 1975 and they provide weekly activities for people over 50. There’s also Ringwood Bowls Club and North Ringwood Community House which has the University of the Third Age.
Is there a variety of sporting clubs that children can join?
There are a lot of sporting clubs. I’m personally involved in both the North Ringwood Cricket Club and North Ringwood Football Club. There’s also two tennis clubs and a netball club. Ringwood Pony Club is actually located in Ringwood North and Norwood Sporting Club is just on the cusp of Ringwood North.
Where’s the best place for family activities?
McAlpin Reserve is a nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon and is a favourite with my kids. It has a great playground and you can feed the ducks or enjoy a picnic. BJ Hubbard Reserve and Loughie’s Bushland Reserve are also fantastic.
List four words that best describe this suburb.
Family-friendly, leafy, community and safe.
Does Ringwood North have good public transport?
There’s a great bus network which takes you through the whole area to Ringwood Station.
Where are the best places to eat out?
Rubiki, 23 Café Restaurant Bar and Aroy-D Thai at North Ringwood Shopping Centre.