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    Doreen - Melbourne Suburb

    Intro 

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    Doreen is a suburb which is located in Melbourne’s Outer Metropolitan region.  It is approximately 26 km North-East from Melbourne’s CBD. The City of Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik are Doreen’s local municipalities. Post code is 3754. Doreen is a nice suburb that has a great country feel and is a good mixture of old and young people.

    Demographics

    According to the 2016 census, the population of Doreen was at 21,298 people. Median household income for Doreen residents is $1813 per week and median age of people is 31.The major origins of people were 26.6% from Australia, 26.6% from England, 8.3%, from Ireland, 6.8% from Italy and 6.7% from Scotland.

     

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    Recent statistics show about 37.3% are maturing couples and families, 19.6% are established couples and families, 12.6% of people are older couples and families and 10.2% are young families in this area. 

    Schools

    There are a number of pre-schools, schools and colleges you can find in Doreen. Here is a list of them:

    • Hazel Glen College
    • Doreen Primary School
    • Laurimar Primary School
    • St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School
    • Plenty Valley Christian College
    • Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus
    • Laurimar Kindergarten
    • South Morang Preschool
    • The Connie Wright School of Music Art, Singing and Sound Healing

    Transport 

    Usually everyone has their own vehicles to get to and from places. Trafific is heavy in this area which most residents complain about. Public transport isn’t very convenient. There are no train stations and limited buses in this suburb.

    Real Estate 

    Doreen has some reasonably priced homes present. Following the year 2018, if you are looking to buy a house, the median of buying a house in Doreen would be as follows:

    ➢ 3 bedroom house-  $500k
    ➢ bedroom house - $600k
    ➢ 5 bedroom house- $782

    Median Rent would be $380 per week. 

    Health

    You can find your local GP or nurse at clinics located within Doreen. Here are the names and services these clinics provide:

    Doreen Total Health Care Clinic-Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Cancer Surgery, Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Child Health including immunisation and health check, Mental Health, Health Checks, Travel Medicine and Flu Vaccination

    Doreen Family Medical Practice- On-site pathology service, resident psychologist, practice podiatrist, Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist and additional services such as Women’s & Men’s Health Checks, Paediatrics, Travel Immunisations, Childhood Immunisations, Diabetes Management, Respiratory Management, Asthma and COPD Management, Chronic Disease Management, Health Assessments, Skin Checks, Wound Management, Workcover & TAC, Smoking Cessation, Pre-employment medicals, Medication Reviews, Minor Procedures, Cosmetic Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

    Laurimar MedicalHealth ChecksImmunisationsOn-site PathologyPsychologyWomen's HealthChronic DiseaseDietitianSpeech PathologyMen’s HealthTravel HealthLaurimar Specialist CentreCosmetic ProceduresChildren’s HealthMental Health and Radiology services. For pathology there is an on-site pathologist, “Dorevitch Pathology” available.

     

    There are also dental practices in Doreen which include- SmileWorks Dental and Care Dental Group. 

    Shopping

    You can find your local Woolworths at Woolworths Laurimar located at 95 Hazel Glen Dr.There is als0 a chemist at Chemist Discount Centre Laurimar.

    Hazel Glen Drive has a nice shopping strip with shops and some nice cafes and restaurants. You can find Italian food, Thai, Indian food, fish n chips, roast chicken takeaway shops and enjoy coffee at locals cafes. Names of few restaurants/cafes are:

    • Aksorn Thai Restaurant
    • Laurimar Pizza
    • O'Sole Mio Pizza
    • Hazel Glen Fish & Chips
    • Lilydale Free Range Roast Chicken Doreen
    • Uday
    • Appret Cafe

    Parks 

     

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    There are quite a number of well facilitated parks. Great to enjoy with kids, go on walks, jogs, cycling, trails, trackstake dogs out for walks and enjoy the lakeside. Here’s a list of the parks in Doreen:

    Hilltop Park
    Fortress Park
    Merredin Park
    Chadwick Park
    Jorgensen Park
    Laurimar Wetlands
    Blackwood Park
    Rothacker Park
    Graffs Cottage Park
    Doreen dog park

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