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Blakeview

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Blakeview is 5,923, with a population density of 8.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Blakeview is bounded by Smith Road in the north, the Adams Road alignment and a line running south to Craigmore Road in the east, Craigmore Road, the Bentley Road-Hanson Road alignment, a line to the north and west of Craigmore High School and Uley Road in the south, and Main North Road in the west.

Name origin

Blakeview is named after Joseph Blake, an early blacksmith in the area.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1990s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population increasing five-fold between 1991 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Growth is expected to continue, with significant opportunities in the area for future residential development.

Land use

Blakeview is a rural and developing residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cowley Reserve, Harrie Knight Reserve, Kevin Taylor Memorial Park, Springvale Reserve, Toorak Park and two schools.