Sharing its 3042 postcode with Airport West this relatively small suburb has strong links with its northern neighbour as well as Essendon to the east. But it also emits its own sense of style and character – the focal point of which is the dynamic Niddrie Shopping Centre with its vast array of cafés, restaurants and unique specialty shops. Housing styles are predominantly 1950s and 60s weatherboard or brick veneer similar to those of the western parts of Essendon and Airport West plus there’s the more contemporary pockets along the undulating terrain of Steele Creek. Given the generally large block sizes in Niddrie’s older parts, many original homes are making way for quality multi-unit developments and new family homes – a sure sign of Niddrie’s increasing popularity with buyers of all ages. Young families in particular are attracted to Niddrie’s proximity to a range of great schools – public and private – including St. Bernards College, Rosehill and Essendon-Keilor Secondary Colleges, St. John Bosco and Niddrie Primary Schools, as well as excellent public transport options (tram and bus) and easy access to Calder and Tullamarine Freeways.