Greensborough is a suburb with a quiet, leafy and family friendly feel. It is located just 19 km north-east from Melbourne’s Central Business District. At the 2011 Census, Greensborough had a population of 20,552. The local government areas are the City of Banyule and the Shire of Nillumbik.
Greensborough borders the beginning of the Green Wedge, an area of bushland running out northward into Eltham and Diamond Creek. The Plenty River, a tributary of the Yarra River, runs through Greensborough, joining the Yarra at Templestowe.
The area is serviced by a network of roads including the Greensborough Highway. The main street is Main Street which runs into Diamond Creek Road, while other main arterials are Para Road which runs south and Grimshaw Street which runs west. The Greensborough railway station, on the Hurstbridge line, is a premium station and there are also connecting bus routes.
The area offers a variety of educational institutions including Greensborough Primary School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Primary School, Greenhills Primary School, Watsonia Heights Primary School, Apollo Parkways Primary School, Greensborough College and Melbourne Polytechnic.
Greensborough Plaza was built in 1976 and has since had many major renovations which have transformed it into a multi-level facility catering to many of the north-east suburbs and is home to restaurants, retail shops, supermarkets and Hoyts cinemas. Within the town centre, is the bustling local shopping strip on Main Street.
Greensborough has a polyurethane athletic track at Willinda Park, which is the home of the Diamond Valley Little Athletics Centre, the largest Little Athletics Centre in Victoria with over 750 athletes, the Diamond Valley Athletic Club and the Ivanhoe Harriers. The DVE Aquatic Club operates out of Watermarc, a new state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre.
Most homes in Greensborough are large, family homes, built in the 20th century offering expansive gardens, whilst there are also plenty of new developments being built in the area as it grows in popularity.