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Ashwood

Ashwood is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km south east from Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:2.545 km2
  • Elevation:76 m
  • Population:6,886
  • Local Government Area:Monash City Council

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Ashwood is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km south east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2016 Census, Ashwood had a population of 6,886.Ashwood was named after the suburbs of Burwood and Ashburton, because it is located between the two. It has the postcode of 3147, which it shares with the neighbouring suburb of Ashburton. Ashwood is bounded by Huntingdale Road to the east, the Glen Waverley railway line to the south, Warrigal Road to the west and a wandering alignment to the north that approximately follows Carlyle Street, Zodiac Street, Gardiners Creek, Ashwood Drive, Montpellier Road and Arthur Street. # History Until the early 1950s, when residential development commenced in the area, Warrigal Road formed the boundary of suburban development, with market gardens, poultry farms and unmade roads to the east. The new dwellings constructed at this time were typically double-fronted cream brick houses. By 1951 the population of Ashwood had risen to an estimated 1500 persons.The Post Office opened on 3 October 1949, but was known as Ashburton East until 1951. Jordanville Post Office in the suburb opened in 1953. Stocksville Post Office, on Cleveland Road, was open from 1955 until 1993. # Weather # Things to do

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