Occupying the south-western tip of Moonee Valley, Avondale Heights shares many similarities with its northern neighbour – East Keilor. Its diversity of architecture and landscape closely mirrors that of East Keilor with a predominance of 1960s brick-veneer homes on sizeable flat blocks, plus more recently developed pockets such as the popular St Bernards Estate which comprises some of the largest residences in the entire area. Two significant factors make this suburb unique – its proximity to the Maribyrnong River along with some of the best city views in Melbourne, and its closeness to Maribyrnong itself (via Canning Street) including trams and Highpoint Shopping Centre. Also popular with young families, Avondale Heights offers quality accommodation at a number of price-points – from unrenovated 1960s homes to grand residences with pools, tennis courts and million-dollar views. Given the large number of older homes on good-sized blocks, the area has long been of interest to developers creating multi-unit projects which appeal to first-home buyers and downsizers alike. Local amenities include three primary schools, bus services and local shopping centre on Milleara Road. With its East, South and Western borders along the Maribyrnong River, there’s also an abundance of parks, reserves, walking/cycling tracks and other recreational facilities local residence are able to utilize.