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Park Orchards - Ringwood North
About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Park Orchards - Ringwood North is 4,641, with a population density of 3.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Park Orchards - Ringwood North is bounded by Stintons Road, the suburb of Warrandyte, a line running south of Minter Court, Knees Road and lines between Knees Road and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road in the north, Ringwood-Warrandyte Road, Kendall Road, Hall Road, Colman Road, the City of Maroondah and Old Warrandyte Road in the east, Williams Road, Smedley Road, Oban Road and the City of Manningham in the south and Mullum Mullum Creek and Tindals Road in the west.

Name origin

Park Orchards is named after a former orchard in the area known as The Park.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for orchards. Some growth took place in the 1920s, when land in Park Orchards was purchased for subdivision as a country club estate. However, the subdivision was initially unsuccessful. Significant development did not occur until the 1950s. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Park Orchards - Ringwood North is a low density residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include The 100 Acres (Flora and Fauna Reserve), Stintons Reserve, Domeney Reserve, Park Orchards Reserve, Park Orchards Shopping Village and two schools.

Included areas

This small area includes most of the suburb of Park Orchards, the City of Manningham part of the suburb of Ringwood North, and small parts of the suburbs of Warrandyte and Warrandyte South. Most of the suburb of Ringwood North is located in Maroondah City.