Leafy green Maidstone is a quiet and family friendly suburb just 8km west of the CBD that’s notable for its many parks and recreational gardens, along with a wonderful community vibe. Originally established in 1858, the suburb of Maidstone was largely made up of period weatherboards and brick Art Deco or Californian Bungalows built in the rapid growth period between the 1920’s and 40’s.
Housing estates and townhouses, the result of a push in the 1990’s to redevelop a number of old factory sites, was a forerunner to the recent influx of smart new apartment complexes catering to professionals, couples and independent youth. The lure of good public transport, including two tram lines, multiple buses and the extended Maribyrnong River trail that connects cyclists to the Footscray Road off-road path and into Docklands and the Melbourne CBD, ensures an increasing interest in the area.
You don’t need to wander too far to savour the great outdoors in Maidstone. Enjoy riverside walks, wander the green at Medway Golf Club or spend time playing or picnicking at one of the beautiful and picturesque parkland spots, such as Costello Reserve, Dobson Reserve, Ernie Shepherd Gardens, Rogers Reserve or Scovell Reserve.
At Maidstone you’re always close to good local shops, along with proximity to High Point Shopping Centre, the Ascot Vale cafe precinct and multi-cultural Footscray’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Well served by access to schools, hospitals, gyms, sports centres and medical centres makes this hidden treasure a favourite with locals and the MRE property team agree.