Burwood is a located 14 km east of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD). The Dandenong Ranges and beaches of St Kilda are only 30 minutes` drive.
The local government areas are the Cities of Monash and Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Burwood had a population of 13,162.
Burwood is a very leafy suburb with many open spaces and parks. The most prominent features of the Burwood landscape are the large buildings constructed along Burwood Highway at Deakin University. This campus boasts architecturally impressive buildings.
Burwood is blessed with some fantastic walking tracks and bike routes. One of the most popular shared tracks is Gardiners Creek Reserve. This is a linear park stretching between Highbury Road and Station Street. Within its 2km length, visitors can enjoy barbeques, picnic facilities, a playground and extensive walking trails that meander over bridges, around billabongs and alongside the creek itself. The reserve has wetlands, good bird-watching opportunities, dog off-lead areas as well as barbeque areas and picnic facilities.
In Burwood 38.0% of homes are fully owned, and 26.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.3% of homes are rented. *
Monash and Whitehorse City Councils are well serviced by a great public transport network of trams, buses and trains.
Yarra Tram 75 begins at La Trobe Street in the CBD and runs through Hawthorn, Camberwell, Burwood past Deakin University and ends at its terminus in Vermont South at Vermont South Shopping Centre.
Ventura Bus Lines runs buses 903 from Warrigal Road to Mordialloc or Altona, bus 903 to Box hill via Surrey Hills
The Alamein train runs through the suburbs of Ashburton and Glen Iris (Burwood Train Station) and the Glen Waverley train runs nearby through Mount Waverley.
There are a wide choice of schools including Deakin University Burwood which is the busiest campus for Deakin University due to their top-notch facilities, PLC College, Mount Scopus Memorial College, and St Scholastica’s Primary School.
Many shopping options exist with Burwood One shopping centre. This is the site for Kmart (open 24 hours, 7 days a week) being the first Kmart to be built in Australia in 1969. Other nearby shopping options include Chadston Shopping Centre ranked as the biggest shopping centre in Australia, Forest Hill Chase and The Glen.