Blackburn – A breath of fresh air

Peaceful and calm with a bushland vibe, Blackburn is undoubtedly one of the best family friendly suburbs in all of Melbourne. Known for its expansive parklands, quiet streets and large family homes, Blackburn offers a relaxing suburban lifestyle without the urban crush.

With close proximity to busier neighbouring suburbs, shops and restaurants are not too far away. However with the abundance of walking trails, wetlands and leafy parks why would you ever want to leave? Blackburn offers block sizes ranging from large to enormous with house styles from modest post war homes to impressive designed masterpieces. Families, retirees and long term residents can all be found in Blackburn. Quiet, safe and with a rich community feel, it’s easy to see why so many people are settling down in Blackburn. Read on to find out more about the history of Blackburn and what it has to offer to the modern Australian family.


Blackburn was first settled by Europeans in 1841. A large part of Blackburn is of historical significance, as it was built around the artificial Blackburn Lake in 1889, now known as Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. The bushland around Blackburn has been painted by famous Australian artists including Roberts and McCubbin. As the suburb is protected by strict planning controls, development is restricted so Blackburn has been able to retain a village atmosphere.

Modern Blackburn

Blackburn has been described as ‘just like living in a nature reserve’. Set amongst lovely parks and bushland and home to an array of Australian wildlife, Blackburn has a country feel yet is only 17km from the heart of Melbourne. House blocks are generously sized and homes are also large, many of them dating back to early last century. There are plenty of walking tracks popular with nature lovers and although all you can hear at times is the sounds of birds chirping, Blackburn is in a very central location close to all major amenities including shopping centres. Blackburn train station links residents with the CBD in less than 20 minutes and there are quality schools and sports and recreational reserves nearby.

With a median house price of $1.4 million and with 16.8% growth in the last 3 years, Blackburn offers exceptional value for money. Value and growth aren’t the only reasons to consider this quiet suburb. Offering a tranquil lifestyle far enough away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to all the urban amenities needed, an easy commute to Melbourne CBD but as close to nature as you can get in the city.

If you want to create your dream home in the leafy suburb of Blackburn, contact us today to find out how we can help you restore, renovate or extend.