Searching for property in Travancore, VIC 3032? It's important to know if the suburb is a good fit for you based on factors such as proximity to schools etc. The Homes.com.au suburb profile provides information on Travancore house prices, demographics & market trends to equip you in making the best decision on your future purchase.
If you are considering packing up and moving to Travancore, continue reading for a brief historical overview to discover the amazing lifestyle and what makes this suburb so great.
Overview Located five kilometres northwest of Melbourne's central business district, Travancore is an inner suburb governed by the City of Moonee Valley. Its neighbour suburbs are Parkville, Ascot Vale, and Flemington. According to the 2016 census, it had a population of 2,480.
Living in Travancore Travancore is tucked between Mount Alexander Road and Tullamarine Freeway. Most of its population lives in Art-deco designed apartments.
Travancore has several schools, the Flemington Primary School, Travancore School, and several other private institutions. Racecourse Road is where most of the suburb's shops and restaurants are located. There are many supermarkets, grocery stores, and wet markets all over the suburb.
Locals have easy access to Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, Travancore Park, and other leisure areas. The historic Essendon tram depot serves Travancore on Mount Alexander Road.
History of Travancore Travancore takes its name from the Travancore Mansion and Estate owned by horse importer Henry Madden, who in turn named his estate from an Indian kingdom. After the Victorian government acquired his mansion, it was transformed into a special education school. The area in which the mansion stood is now the location of the Travancore campus of Royal Children's Hospital Mental Health. Madden's legacy remains in the suburb's street names and old establishments.
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