Burwood VIC, Suburb & Moving Guide – TOP 5 Things To Know

At Glenferrie Dental, we have many patients who live in Burwood.

We hope that this guide will help you learn more about Burwood, and we would love to welcome you to our clinic soon. We offer the following services for residents in Burwood:

Burwood Suburb Overview

Burwood is a great suburb to live in, offering a vibrant and safe community.

Burwood located only 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.

Excellent schools and public transport conveniently located at your doorstep. Burwood is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km east of the CBD. Its local government areas are the Cities of Monash and Whitehorse.

Burwood is renowned for two main things: its range of shopping and its diverse community. Burwood is one of the most well-equipped suburbs in all of Sydney, with a diverse range of large and small-scale retail, as well as heavy concentrations of restaurants. 

It’s a busy and bustling suburb at its centre, while its suburban streets are wider, quieter, and quite expensive. Burwood’s location and connectivity both work in its favour.

<a class=”editor-rtfLink” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burwood,_Victoria” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noopener”>Burwood is bounded to the north by Riversdale Road, the northern boundary of Deakin University, Gardiners Creek and Eley Road, the east by Middleborough Road, and to the west by Warrigal Road.

Burwood is great for:

  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out

Downsides of Burwood:

  • High Cost of Living

Burwood is great for:

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

History of Burwood, VIC

The most prominent features of the Burwood landscape are the large buildings constructed along Burwood Highway at Deakin University. 

A new multistoried modern building has also been constructed just adjacent to the Burwood Highway. 

This is building BC. It has a beautiful architectural design.

The first settlement in the area, known as Ballyshanassy, was surveyed in 1858. The settlement changed its name to Norwood and subsequently Burwood in 1879. The Post Office opened on 1 May 1853 as Ballyshanassy and was renamed Burwood around June 1879.

The name “Burwood” was the name of a house built by Sir James Palmer in Hawthorn West in 1852. The suburb spread westwards to the Hartwell railway station, which was renamed Burwood railway station.

The original settlement was centred near Burwood Cemetery and the Police Station, but the focus shifted to the intersection of Warrigal Road and Toorak Road, with later commercial development. 

The extension of the Toorak Road tramline in 1912 was a catalyst for residential development in the area. Following World War II, development headed east along Burwood Highway to and beyond the neighbourhood of Bennettswood, where a post office has been open since 2 February 1954

Is Burwood A Good Suburb to Move to?

To answer the question if Burwood is the right suburb for you, we have collated some reviews from current and past residents:

"RANKED 150 AMONG 1245 SUBURBS IN VIC" reviewed by Wendy Chong.

All come together in one spot. Best Yum Cha and Italian restaurants! Great schools and colleges and of course there is Deakin University. Trams and buses at your doorsteps. It\’s one suburb that I love visiting.

"Awesome and affordable." reviewed by Rose Lim

Been looking to buy in this crazy uphill market for the past 3 years. I sold in Surrey Hills on Riversdale Road, then rented in Camberwell and now settled in Burwood just off Warrigal Road. Since Burwood is the next suburb down from Camberwell, it\’s the next best that all Camberwell can give. Great safe area, great choice of schools (Primary, Secondary and Universities too). Shops galore on Riversdale Road in Middle Camberwell. Otherwise, just a few minutes to main Camberwell at the junction. Burwood is about $300 to $500 grand cheaper than Camberwell for the same house, so I could not fathom the extra to be in \”Camberwell Zone\” as Burwood is just a Main Street away from our side. Love here, public transport is either bus or tram otherwise a short drive to Camberwell Station and voila as most trains from there are express to city (under 10 mins to reach CBD). Hospital – Box Hill being the closest but I prefer Cabrini Private in Malvern a good (15 to 20 minutes away from Burwood by car). Large Shopping centre – just head down Warrigal Road and good old Chadstone is there. All in all, Burwood a great place to be in. * * * * *

"Great proximity to City" reviewed by Dentist Liz

I enjoy every minute living here. I commute to the city by car every weekdays so I chose this place due to it being in the middle of M1 and M3. 

When there is heavy congestion at M1 it\’s always good to have another option. On weekends I can ride the tram without a hassle to go to Bourke rd Shopping Strip in Camberwell or Glenferrie Hawthorn to have a drink with friends and there is a bus to Box hill for some nice Chinese cuisine. Although I think it would be good to have the 75 Tram extended to Wantirna South so I can go to Knox Westfield, it can be a nightmare finding a parking space there on weekends. 

Overall in Burwood, I see many professionals with children so I guess it’s because of the good safety, good schools, and easy commute. My only con is I think the little shopping strip in toorak rd between Camberwell and Burwood could do a little better with some more restaurants.

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