Epping is a part of "Melbourne's slice of country" being located in the City of Whittlesea.
Just over 20km from the Melbourne CBD, Epping is renowned for its cultural heritage and proud sporting history.
The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia. Its current population is around 170,000 residents and is expected to spiral to almost 300,000 persons by 2031.
Massive growth and redevelopment has taken place in established urban areas such as Epping, Thomastown and Lalor along with Australia's fastest
growing suburb during the past decade, South Morang.
Epping contains a great proportion of people from non-English speaking backgrounds than most parts of the city. These residents bring with them
many aspects of their own cultures, which contribute greatly to the character and identity of the City of Whittlesea. There is also a higher
than average number of people aged under 25 living in the City of Whittlesea.
And the City of Whittlesea is one of the most multicultural municipalities in Victoria, with over half of its residents identifying with non-English speaking backgrounds. Its residents come from a wide range of backgrounds with a very high percentage born in other countries, particularly Italy, Macedonia, Greece and Vietnam. New migrants also make up a small percentage of the Whittlesea community.
ATTRACTIONS & LEISURE
Epping is close to some of the state's most outstanding attractions the Whittlesea and Plenty Valley region has to offer: Bundoora Park Children's Farm; Funfields; Kids Space; TUKE (The Ultimate Karting Experience); Growling Frog Golf Course; Whittlesea Golf Club; Tramway Museum.
Other leisure amenities include Mill Park Leisure, Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre, skate parks and Sycamore BMX track.
Epping also has a stunning natural habitat in the Lyndarum Wetland and Darebin Creek Parklands.
About 70% of the city is rural, including Wollert, Woodstock, Donnybrook, Eden Park, part of Yan Yean, Humevale, Kinglake West and part of Beveridge.
Epping's other neighbouring suburbs include part of Bundoora and Doreen, Mernda, Mill Park and Whittlesea.
EDUCATION & SPORT
Schools are abundant in Epping and its immediate surrounds, and sport is wide and varied in the City of Whittlesea: Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium; Mill Park Basketball and Netball Stadium; Whittlesea Swimming Centre; Epping Soccer Stadium; Bundoora Netball and Sports Centre. Epping also has thriving football, cricket, soccer and tennis fraternities.
Epping Plaza is a shopper's delight with more than 215 outlets, while nearby major retail precincts are situated in Bundoora, Lalor, Thomastown and Mill Park.
Direct access to airports, docks and central Melbourne are provided by the Metropolitan Ring Road. Epping train station (South Morang line) also allows commuters easy access to the city.
The Northern hospital in Epping is one of Melbourne's major acute treatment centres. Opened in the late 1990s, its emergency department treats
nearly 70,000 patients per year.
(NB. All effort has been made to provide accurate information, however please undertake own research to ensure information remains accurate and seek professional advice when necessary.)
The Aurora and Lyndarum land estates in Epping are two state-of-the-art communities in Melbourne's burgeoning north.
Aurora's masterplan incorporates five schools and, in fact, Mary Mackillop Primary School is now open. Recreation is also a strong theme, with plenty of parks including the $1.4 million Lehmann's Farm Park. Eventually there will be two town centres, with the first becoming a reality in 2014. Travel is also made easy with direct access to the city
Meanwhile, the Lyndarum community is spoilt with almost 60 hectares of open space and excellent on-site facilities. Lyndarum is an illustration of a "well-planned vision" - an aesthetic location along with contemporary living.
Both Aurora and Lyndarum have a selection of land sites for growing families.