Doreen is a semi-rural haven with postcard-like scenery. Based at the foothills of Yarra Ranges only serves to accentuate its country charm.
Just over 25km from the Melbourne CBD, Doreen encompasses the City of Whittlesea and the Nillumbik Shire Council.
The City of Whittlesea is a rural and urban setting, while Nillumbik is predominantly 'green wedge' - illustrated by the many idyllic homes on acreage.
Nillumbik Shire also incorporates suburbs such as Diamond Creek, Eltham, Hurstbridge, Plenty, Research and Yarrambat.
ATTRACTIONS & LEISURE
Doreen has at least half a dozen natural parks and gardens, including the Laurimar Wetlands. The Laurimar Bowl is also popular with local youth.
Within Nillumbik, Doreen also has the following leisure pursuits within easy reach: Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool; Eltham Indoor Pool; Yarrambat Golf Course; Diamond Valley Sports & Fitness Centre (Greensborough); Community Bank Stadium (Diamond Creek); Eltham Leisure Centre.
Also in close proximity are the iconic St Andrews Market and the artists' colony of Montsalvat, plus boutique wineries and bicycle and walking trails.
EDUCATION & SPORT
The Nillumbik Shire Council has 22 primary schools and 5 secondary schools/colleges, of which Doreen has two private schools and two primary
Basketball and football are predominant sporting passions in Doreen, with a staggering 60 basketball teams affiliated with the Diamond Valley
Basketball Association and nine football sides aligned with the Northern Football League.
The $95m Laurimar Town Centre "evokes the charm of Melbourne's traditional high streets", says developer Lend Lease.
Other shopping precincts readily available to the Doreen community are located in Diamond Creek, Eltham and Hurstbridge.
Doreen's transport system is still in its embryonic stages, with bus services the main medium.
The Nillumbik Shire Council has train stations located at nearby Hurstbridge, Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek and Eltham.
Doreen residents have direct access to Nillumbik Health (Eltham), the Northern hospital (Epping) and the Greensborough hospital.
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Prospective land buyers who have done their 'homework, are making a beeline to the beautiful surroundings of Doreen in Melbourne's north-east.
Doreen is a gateway to the picturesque Yarra Ranges and subsequently offers a distinctive semi-rural lifestyle. Its undulating landscape is a real plus for those hell-bent on a dream address oozing country charm.
Four prestigious land developments - Katandra Rise, Mitchell's Run, Panorama and The Ridge - are the cynosure of all eyes with their tranquil wetlands and panoramic views. The 'fab four' offer a variety of affordable and elevated land options - and all of this less than 30km from the city!