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A burgeoning suburb with top-rated schools and shopping
Doncaster has seen a surge in popularity in the last few years, and for good reason. Just 15 km east of the CBD, it offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle fueled by fantastic shopping and dining options and some of the top-rated schools in the state. New luxury family homes, townhouses and modern high-rise apartments are changing the face of this burgeoning suburb. It’s come a long way from its orchard and farmland beginnings, but the beautiful Ruffey Lake Park is a reminder of its past.
Living in Doncaster, I feel like I have the best of all worlds — urban convenience with nice, leafy suburban streets. And the views are incredible. It feels like you’re on top of the world!
In the Area
619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
Shoppers come from far and wide to the shopping centre that put Doncaster on the map. One of the largest in Australia, it boasts more than 400 shops, a cinema, supermarkets, myriad dining options and even a spa.
Plume Chinese Restaurant
546 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
(03) 9840 1122
A fine dining restaurant with a relaxed ambiance, this mainstay of seafood and Yum Cha seems to have found a winning recipe. It’s been one of Doncaster’s most popular restaurants for more than 20 years.
Ruffey Lake Park
Joggers, dog owners and those who appreciate a breath of fresh air flock to this tranquil park on 68 hectares. With its scenic lake, three playgrounds and plenty of picnic facilities, it’s a haven for families.