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Croydon North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Croydon North is 8,202, with a population density of 20.48 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Croydon North is bounded by Holloway Road in the north, Yarra Ranges Shire in the north-east, the Maroondah Highway in the east, and Yarra Road in the south and west.

Name origin

Croydon North is named for the area north of Croydon, which was named after a town (now suburb) near London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, although land continued to be used mainly for farming and orcharding. Significant development did not occur until the 1950s. Growth continued between the 1970s and 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing. Growth slowed between 2001 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Croydon North is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Croydon North Shopping Plaza, Hochkins Ridge Flora Reserve, Brushy Park, Griff Hunt Reserve, Hughes Park, Warrien Reserve, Brushy Creek Hall and several schools.