3012, Victoria

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maidstone Suburb Profile & Review

Maidstone was established as a 'private township' in the 1850s, though it was only due to the proximity of Footscray that the area eventually expanded. Maidstone is located in Melbourne's west, only twenty minutes from the city centre. Amidst its weatherboard houses and Californian bungalows, its old factory sites have been developed into neat, modern townhouses. Sports clubs in the area are very popular, and Maribyrnong College on the Maidstone border is a school recognised for its selective entry program for talented sports students.

Residents can go for a walk or a bike ride along the scenic Maribyrnong River. Soccer and cricket grounds can be found at Scovell Reserve and Dobson Reserve. Highpoint Shopping Centre is a hop, skip and a jump up Rosamond Road. Western Hospital, Victoria University and Footscray Market are all mere minutes away.

Tram route 57 travels from the city to Cordite Avenue on the border of Maidstone, while tram route 82 passes through Maidstone on its way to Moonee Ponds. West Footscray and Tottenham stations are both conveniently close for train travel.

maidstone Demographic Data

$ 520,500 Median House Price

16 Minutes Average Commute

32 Median Age

7,750 Population

48.27 % Female

51.73 % Male




What this means

The following data, without any explanation, is just that, raw data. So in order to help you research the property market, we have outlined what this demographic and real estate information means and how it can be interpreted to help you make a smarter decision when buying or selling your next house or unit in maidstone, Victoria.

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maidstone Demographic Data

The demographic data below has been supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which is a government body. It is based on Census data collected every 5 years on the Australian population. Although it is dated 2011, this is the latest data available and should give property investors, property buyers and sellers a very good idea when researching or reviewing their suburb.

It’s important to note when looking at this data that you don’t just use it on its own. Consider this demographic and real estate data as a whole and seek advice from a professional when thinking of buying or selling your next property.

maidstone Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 400,250
  • 2009 $ 440,000
  • 2010 $ 460,086
  • 2011 $ 545,000
  • 2012 $ 520,500

What this means

Median values are the most accepted measure of property values in the real estate industry in Australia. The median is the midpoint (the middle) figure when all the sold property prices over a particular period of time are ordered from their lowest to their highest value.

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maidstone 5 Year Median House Prices

Here we have outlined the median value for all sales for each year over a period of 5 years. This is a more realistic timeframe when gauging how houses and units in maidstone have performed, and it usually indicates how they will perform in the future.

Median values less than 3 months old are often not always accurate (due to incomplete data) and therefore cannot be relied upon for long-term maidstone property price predictions.

maidstone Market Property Types

  • 62 % Seperate House
  • 26 % Semi Detached
  • 12 % Flat or Unit
  • 0 % Other Dwelling

What this means

The property type in your suburb will help you identify the density of the area. The greater the number of flats, units and apartments, the more likely it is the suburb has a higher density of living and occupants are more reliant on public transport, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores and amenities, infrastructure and less reliant on their own vehicle for transport.

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maidstone Market Property Types

Typically, inner city suburbs within 10km of the CBD are comprised of apartments and semi-detached homes, while middle ring suburbs have semi-detached and detached properties. Rural properties would most likely fall under the “other” category.

This ABS Property Type data combined with Population Density and Family Composition figures gives a good indication of the type of people living in an area and therefore what type of property (1-2 bed apartment or house) would be an ideal investment or property to live in.

maidstone Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,149 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,903 Median Monthly Mortgage

What this means

This is one of the most compelling statistics in this section because it has a profound impact on real estate prices. It should always be considered when buying or selling property in maidstone

Experts believe mortgage stress occurs in real estate when property owners are spending over 30% of their gross income on their mortgage repayments. These figures show weekly income and monthly mortgages.

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maidstone Income & Mortgage Stats

To calculate the percentage of income paid towards a mortgage for the suburb of Melbourne, multiply the mortgage payment (e.g. $2450) by 12 then divide this figure by the weekly income (e.g. $1200) multiplied by 52 (weeks) to look like this ($2450 x12/$1200 x 52) x 100 = 47%

Any figure above 30% usually indicates that the suburb you intend to buy in may have property owners with a high incidence of mortgage stress. In terms of maintaining or growing property values in the future and trying to secure a strong property price when selling, this could have an impact, especially in an economic or local industry downturn.

maidstone Sold Property Prices

maidstone Real Estate Experts

In each suburb we have identified real estate agents who are active local experts. Our goal is to have a network of real estate agents that have been reviewed by previous clients for future buyers and sellers to rely on when making their next property move or even when they just wanting real estate advice.

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Where is The Property Market Heading?

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Property Market Trends in Melbourne Which Could Affect Prices

In this final edition we look at what how the Melbourne property market has fared and what whether we are likely to see any changes in property prices, demand for property and economic drivers.

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maidstone Restaurants

  • Los Latinos128 Mitchell St maidstone VIC 301203 9318 5289

maidstone Cafes

  • Asia Delight & Cafe 227 Ballarat Rdmaidstone VIC 301203 9317 0259
  • KayJay's Games & Hobbies Cafe79 Rosamond Rdmaidstone VIC 301203 9044 8142
  • Lifestyle Cafe122 High Stmaidstone VIC 301203 9317 9532

maidstone Schools

  • St. Vincents School10-12 Gilda Stmaidstone VIC 3012(03) 9699 9177 Catholic Special School
  • Rosamond, Tottenham15 Rosamond Roadmaidstone VIC 3012(03) 9318 4511Specialist School
  • Scope ChisIon173/175 Mitchell Streetmaidstone VIC 3012(03) 9317 0433Specialist School

maidstone Childcare

  • Little VIPs36 Burns Streetmaidstone VIC 3012
  • Rose Garden ChildcareU30/50 Hampstead Rdmaidstone VIC 3012

maidstone Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Dobson KindergartenBurns Streetmaidstone VIC 3012
  • North Maidstone Preschool Play Centre145 Mitchell Stmaidstone VIC 3012

maidstone Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Medwaymaidstone VIC 3012Golf Course
  • Maidstone Tennis Clubmaidstone VIC 3012Tennis Club & Courts

maidstone Retirement Villages

  • Our Lady & St. John Elderly Homesmaidstone VIC 3012

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