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Croydon North

Croydon North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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  • Area:4.007 km2
  • Elevation:92 m
  • Population:7,860
  • Local Government Area:Maroondah City Council

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Croydon North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maroondah. At the 2016 Census, Croydon North had a population of 7,860. Croydon has 3 major shopping strips, two on either side of Maroondah Highway (continuing shortly down Dorset and Exeter roads) and the other on Exeter road just next to Kinta Ct. Croydon North is within The City of Maroondah and is in the Barngeong ward (effective 24 August 2020) which is currently represented by Independent Marijke Graham. The area is served by both the MFB and CFA. The suburb is home to plenty parks, paths and reserves and has a great recreational walking and cycling culture. # History Croydon North began as a small settlement on the Brushy Creek. and the area was aptly named Brushy Creek. A hotel was built near the creek in 1855 and another was built ten years later a few kilometres north. In 1878 a school was built in the area, a church, and post office soon followed. The area was served by Cobb and Co coach which ran from Kew.The Post Office opened on 1 November 1925 in the then rural area. Today it runs only as a newsagent. In 1927 Dame Nellie Melba opened the Croydon North Hall, which is now an accountants office (on Exeter Road). It was made of strong Australian timber, something Dame Nellie Melba was very proud of.The area was primarily developed in the 60s-80s but has also seen recent development in the form of property subdivisions. # Weather # Things to do

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