A pleasant place to live, Moonee Ponds – 7 km north-west of the CBD – is home to beautiful Queens Park and Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Buses, trams and trains service the suburb, which is recognised as the cultural centre of Moonee Valley. A large variety of shops, cafes, supermarkets and department stores as well as football teams, a river trail and a creek trail are found here. Quality period homes (Victorian, Edwardian, Californian Bungalows) abound, along with mansions, stylish new homes and heritage homes. Individual block sizes are generally smaller than those in surrounding suburbs. Just about everything is within walking distance in Moonee Ponds.