Doncaster, in the city’s north-east, has all the advantages of a suburb – quiet streets, good-sized houses, public schools and amenities, great shopping, lots of greenery – but with a convenient location next to the Eastern Freeway. Hit the freeway and a zippy 15kms later, you’re in the heart of Collingwood and Fitzroy.
Doncaster is primarily home to established and older families and couples – the housing is the perfect choice for parents with growing children. But younger, independent people live here too, drawn to the new modernist apartment buildings and zippy freeway nearby.
Doncaster has a lot of strings to its bow. You can spend a Sunday playing golf or doing yum. You could check out the handcrafts of the Fine Design Market at MC2, a new community precinct on Doncaster Road, or you could go for a mighty shop at Westfield Doncaster with its dizzying array of stores, cafes and cinemas. You could spend a retro evening with yesteryear bands at Hotel Shoppingtown or hit the freeway and be living it up in Fitzroy in minutes.