In this week’s Sunday Suburb Spotlight, we catch up Sales Consultant William Zhu to talk all things Templestowe Lower, a multicultural hub with excellent shopping and transport.
Why do you think Templestowe Lower is the best suburb to live in?
It’s a very family-friendly suburb with great public transport and schools. With quiet, tree-lined streets and lots of hills and valleys, many properties have great views. There are lots of parks to enjoy a picnic and Macedon Square is very convenient offering two big supermarkets (Woolworths and Aldi) as well as great restaurants and cafes.
What activities are on offer?
Templestowe Lower caters to all age groups in terms of recreation. Aquarena Leisure Centre is an indoor/outdoor swimming centre with a health club and gym. There’s also Ted Ajani Reserve which has facilities for tennis, cricket and football plus a scout hall and community centre.
How would a new home buyer benefit here?
I think convenience is the biggest benefit for people moving into the area. The bus network is fantastic with services to the CBD, Melbourne Airport, Deakin University, Box Hill and even Chelsea. There’s also a wide variety of places to shop and eat with Macedon Square, Templestowe Village and Westfield Doncaster all close by.
Has there been any development in the area?
Development at Westfield and Macedon Square has brought exciting new retail and food options to the area. These types of developments are attractive to prospective buyers and investors.
What does this suburb have that others don’t?
It’s that winning combination of quiet and busy. You can live in a peaceful street with great scenery but are just a stone’s throw from everything you need.
Where are the best places to eat?
My favourite places to eat out are located in Macedon Square. Riddik is a new café and Pizza Espresso is a top rated wood-fire pizza restaurant.
What makes Templestowe Lower such a vibrant and lively place?
The area has a lot of history and many residents have been there for decades. New townhouse and apartment developments are starting to bring in a more diverse population.