Reservoir became a suburb at this time with the name coming from the three water reservoirs first built in 1863
Reservoir is a northern charmer on the inner-city fringe, located 12km from the CBD. The suburb is experiencing unprecedented growth, with plenty of new developments, with no shortage of beautiful period houses, including Art Deco as well as classic Australian weatherboards, many with large gardens and spectacular interior renovations. There are also a number of 1960s of units and family homes on large blocks, alongside new estates of modern, geometric townhouses and units.
The demographic includes a mix of long-term resident families, but you’ll also find young, independent people catching on to Reservoir’s neat location as it is considered ‘still affordable’ inner-city lifestyle.
The Suburb offers a number of amenities including the Northland Shopping Centre, Preston Market, High Street Food Quarter, Sydney Rd shops and restaurants and one of three remaining drive-in cinemas in Melbourne, the Village in Coburg.
Convenience is within arm’s reach with four railway stations on the Mernda Railway line: Reservoir, Regent, Keon Park & Ruthven. The Victorian Government has announced that it will build a suburban rail loop, which will include a station at Reservoir.
There is also easy access to the Northern/Western Ring Rd, Hume Highway/Freeway, Tullamarine & Calder Freeways and the Eastern Freeway.
Distance to Melbourne: 12km North Of Melbourne.
Public Transport: Trains, two tram lines & Buses.
Number Of Schools: 12
Access to Free Ways: Western Ring Road.
Surrounding suburbs: Campbellfield, Kingsbury, Thomastown, Bundoora, Preston, Coburg North, Coburg, Hadfield, Fawkner.