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Glen Iris

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Glen Iris is 16,206, with a population density of 30.01 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Glen Iris is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the south of Toorak Road in the north, Warrigal Road in the east, a line that runs parallel to the north of Baker Street, the Alamein railway line, the Ferndale Trail, a line that runs north-south to the east of Summerhill Road, High Street, a line that runs parallel to the west of Munro Avenue, a line that runs east-west to the south of Dent Street and Dunlop Street in the south, and Gardiners Creek, the Monash Freeway and the Yarra River in the west.

Name origin

Glen Iris is named after an early property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1837, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Gradual growth took place in the late 1800s. More substantial development occurred during the early 1900s. Expansion continued during the interwar period. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s as new dwellings have been added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Glen Iris is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stockland Tooronga Shopping Centre, Back Creek Reserve, Burke Road South Reserve, Burwood Reserve, Dorothy Laver Reserve, Eric Raven Reserve, Ferndale Park, Hartwell Sports Ground, Hill ‘n’ Dale Park, Howard Dawson Reserve, Nettleton Park Reserve, Summerhill Park, Delmont Private Hospital, Glen Iris Private Hospital and a number of schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Glen Iris is located in the City of Stonnington.