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Berwick is located in the outer south-eastern suburbs approximately 45km from Melbourne CBD. It is located between the popular suburbs of Narre Warren and Beaconsfield.
Berwick’s rural landscape has altered dramatically in the recent decades due to the urban sprawl in the south-east growth corridor. In the 1990s the first round of vast home buyers had descended in droves on Berwick, attracted to the undulating land and rural feel. Main street in Berwick still has that old worldly charm of yesteryear about it, with a great range of modern eateries and strip shopping.
According to the website (travelvictoria.com.au), Berwick was originally a rich agricultural and pastoral area during the 1800s before developing into a satellite town of Melbourne and then a suburb due to thriving property development.
Due to its location Berwick is also considered the gateway to Phillip Island, Dandenong Ranges, Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula.
A excellent selection of house and land packages are on offer by Australia’s leading land developers and new home builders. The medium house price in Berwick as of 15/01/2015 was $485,000.
An excellent selection of education options.
Berwick boasts an excellent selection of both private and public schools.
Primary – Berwick Primary School; Berwick Fields Primary School; Berwick Lodge Primary School; St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School; Berwick Chase Primary School; Timbarra Primary School; Berwick Hills Primary School; St Michael’s Primary School
Secondary – Berwick Secondary College; Berwick Grammar School (K -Yr 12); Kambrya College; Beaconhills College; St Francis Xavier College; Haileybury College; St Margaret’s Girls’ School; Nossal High School
Plus Monash University (Berwick campus).
A vast array of sporting and recreational facilities:
Berwick is host to a number of regular markets. The Casey Farmers Market is held at the Old Cheese Factory on Homestead Road on the fourth Saturday of each month, with around 30 stalls of fresh food and produce on offer, direct from the grower. The Akoonah Park Market is held every Sunday at Akoonah Park, off High Street, and offers craft, fresh produce, clothes and bric-a-brac. Wilson Botanic Park was originally established as a basalt quarry in 1859 and it operated until 1979. Since then, ongoing redevelopment has seen it evolve into a 39-hectare oasis of gardens, flora and birdlife with several lakes, picnic areas and scenic walking trails with lookouts.
The grand boulevard of High Street extends eastwards towards Beaconsfield where it is lined with poplar trees and identified as an Avenue of Honour to commemorate those who fought in the First World War.
Other local and nearby attractions include Lysterfield Lake Park (Narre Warren North), Puffing Billy Railway (Belgrave), Dandenong to Patterson Lakes Cycling Trail, Moonlit Sanctuary (Pearcedale), Challenge Laser Skirmish (Cockatoo), Casey Fields (Cranbourne), Dandenong to Patterson Lakes Cycling Trail, The Old Cheese Factory and Springfield Homestead and Gumbuya Park (Tynong).
There is also ample provision for fishing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and cycling in the City of Casey.
Tennis enthusiasts have Berwick Tennis Club and also Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre within close proximity. Berwick Football Club competes in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League, while the Berwick Cricket Club is affiliated with the DDCA.
Golfers have the choice of Berwick-Montuna Golf Club, Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links (Upper Beaconsfield), Churchill Park Golf Club (Endeavour Hills) and Garfield Golf Club.
Other sporting pursuits include Berwick Futsal (Indoor Soccer) and Splashs Swimming School.
Nearby shops for the all of your everyday needs plus an amazing selection to satisfy any shopaholic, within a short drive.
Westfiled Fountain Gate Shopping Centre (Narre Warren)
High Street precinct
Southside Shopping Centre
Eden Rise Village Shopping Centre
Easy to use public transport:
Metro Pakenham line (Pakenham ‘ Melbourne)
V/Line – Gippsland line (Traralgon ‘ Melbourne)
10 local bus routes, operated by Cardinia Transit
Melbourne (Tullamarine) ‘ 66km
Avalon ‘ 98km
Your health and well-being needs are well catered for:
Casey Hospital in Berwick ’93 a 229-bed hospital also provides a comprehensive range of health services including an emergency department, general medical, mental health, rehabilitation, surgical and ambulatory care services.
St John of God Berwick Hospital is a 70-bed modern private hospital owned and operated by St John of God Health Care. Its full range of services include day surgery, medical, surgical and obstetrics. The hospital has been part of the local community since 1939 and services around 8000 patients a year.