Maribyrnong is the home of the scenic Maribyrnong river where families enjoy recreational activities such as walking, jogging, cycling and kayaking. One direction along the river takes you to Brimbank Park through Essendon, Avondale Heights and Sunshine North. The other direction takes you into Melbourne CBD through Footscray Park and the Docklands.
Geographically, it borders Avondale Heights, Essendon West, Aberfeldie, Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale – which it subsequently shares its postcode with.
The Maribyrnong River, aligned with beautiful parks, snakes through this leafy suburb. In fact, Maribrynong, with access to 6 large parks, including Maribyrnong Park, Coulston Gardens, Pipemakers Park, Henry Turner Reserve, Robert Barrett Reserve and Footscray Park, incorporates approximately 30 acres of open spaces and parklands.
There is easy access to the city via tram on Raleigh Rd (around 30 mins), plus Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale train stations are located near by. Maribrynong offers quiet, clean and green pockets, as well as an abundance of riverside cafes and pubs, not to mention Highpoint Shopping Centre with access to a plethora of shopping outlets.
There is a great community feel with an active community garden and community centre hosting markets and events. It is a suburb that caters to a quality lifestyle with excellent services.
School near by include:
- Maribrynong College
- Saint Margaret’s Primary School
- Baltara School