Like much of the City of Manningham, Doncaster East was predominantly covered in fruit orchards for some time before subdivision began and it became a continuous part of Melbourne.
Housing estates began to replace orchards in the 1960s, generally along Doncaster Road, in the southern half of the suburb. The north half of the suburb was developed through the 1970s and 1980s, with the last orchard being removed in the 1990s.
As the young parents who moved into these estates now retire and move away, many houses from the ’60s and ’70s are being converted into units. Today land prices continue to rise and it is not uncommon to see medium density residential apartments/units under construction somewhere at any time of the year.
Property prices* for houses and units in Doncaster East
|Mar 2011 Median||Mar 2010 Median||Dec 2010 Median||Quarterly Change||Annual Change|
*Based on sales reported to Australian Property Monitors
Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Bullen, Doncaster, Warrandyte, Park Orchards, Donvale
Milgate Primary School
P: 9842 7744
F: 9842 7044
DONCASTER EAST Vic 3109
Doncaster Gardens Primary School
P: 9848 5282
F: 9840 2606
East Doncaster Secondary College
20 George Street
P: 9842 2244
F: 9841 8010
EAST DONCASTER Vic 3109
Boronia Grove Reserve, Anderson Park, Deep Creek Reserve, Doncaster Reserve, The Pines Reserve, Zerbes Reserve
Stockland The Pines, Donburn Shopping Centre, Devon Plaza, Jackson Court