The smallest suburb in Moonee Valley, Essendon North is one of a group of suburbs sharing the 3041 postcode including Strathmore, Strathmore Heights and Essendon Fields / Essendon Airport. Most of the original homes in Essendon North range from Californian Bungalows built in the 1920s and 1930s through to post-war homes of the 1940s and early 1950s. The construction of the Tullamarine Freeway in the late 1960s saw a dramatic change to the suburb with many streets losing their northern ends to make way for the new roadway. Although a number of fine homes were lost and streetscapes permanently altered, as a result Essendon North today has a lot of ‘no-through’ roads resulting in very little traffic coming through its streets – a huge bonus for locals. Being so small, it has few amenities of its own with the exception of the renowned primary school. It is however close to a host of nearby attractions including Keilor Road tram, Essendon North Shopping Village (which is in Essendon), Niddrie shops/cafés, Tullamarine Freeway / Citylink, DFO, Essendon Fields and Westfield Shopping Centre.