If you're buying, renting, or investing in Bulleen, VIC 3105, it is important to discover whether the suburb is going to suit your personal needs. The Homes.com.au suburb profile aims to give you a better understanding of Bulleen property prices, demographics & market trends so that we can help you make an informed decision about your future purchase.
If you are new to Bulleen, have a little read of our history lesson to learn more about the fantastic lifestyle and what makes this suburb a worthy option.
Overview Located 13 km from Melbourne’s CBD, Bulleen is an eastern suburb of the second largest Australian city. It is an administrative unit under the Manningham Council. The Yarra River forms its northern and western border, separating it from Heidelberg, Ivanhoe and Eaglemont suburbs. Bulleen had 10,873 residents at the 2016 census.
Living in Bulleen Bulleen is a convenient suburb to the northwest of Melbourne’s CBD. Adjacent parklands and reserves with trails and tracks make it a beautiful place to live. Residents have a great deal of entertainment to enjoy. Good cafes, decent restaurants, first-rate train and bus transport and excellent public and private schools.
The Heide Museum of Modern Art has the finest collection of works by famous Australian artists. Medical centres are within a few minutes drive. Bulleen Plaza has supermarkets and many specialty shops.
History of Bulleen Bulleen was originally named Yarra billabong, which in Aboriginal language means the area around Lake Bolin Bolin. It was the territory of the Manna Gum people and a significant meeting point of the aboriginals. In 1841, a lawyer from Sydney named Frederic Unwin bought a large tract of land and built his estate in the Bulleen area. Settlers found the area suitable for dairying and cultivating cereals.
By 1900, it was home to many large and prosperous farms with homesteads. Dairy farms dominated the economy till the late 1930s. Bulleen was a major supplier of vegetables during World War II. After the war, it became home to many migrants and grew. A post office opened in 1952 and a drive-in Bulleen Plaza shopping centre in 1974. The 1980s brought a large number of schools and residential projects to the area.
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