Thornbury is a vibrant cultural intersection of cuisine, music, art, theatre, bars and cafes. Darebin Creek and Trail Parkland is right on the doorstep of The Aviary and it’s designer village style, easy transport access and community festivals and markets attract and connect residents to the best of Melbourne. These smart contemporary townhouses have been designed with easy living in mind and are located perfectly to capture the oasis of Darebin Creek and the Seddon Reserve. These green oasis provide a welcome counterpoint to the bustling lifestyle that inner urban living provides. The Aviary at Thornbury is a great place to call home
The Darebin Creek precinct has attention from local government in the form or regeneration and infrastructure improvement and now offers a popular walking and relaxation area. There are sporting ovals, sporting clubs and indoor and outdoor facilities in the area. The Darebin International Sports Centre caters for AFL and soccer. The State Cycling Centre and State Lawn Bowls Centre and The Northcote Public Golf course are also available. Thornbury is home to many bars and night spots and the Thornbury Theatre is a popular venue in the area. Easy access to the best of the CBD arts precinct allows a wide variety of interests and tastes to be catered for.
The Aviary development has easy access to a number of local schools primary, secondary and specialist schools. Within walking distance are the Bellfield Primary School (2km) and the Thornbury High School (500m). Major universities and trade schools are just a short train or tram trip away including RMIT and Melbourne University. For young children, they are catered by Childcare Centers and Kindergartens within the area like Smith Street Childrens Centre & Kindergarten, Thornbury Kindergarten Inc., Goodstart Early Learning Thornbury, Merri Community Child Care Centre & Kindergarten, Giles Yard Consultiign Suites, Westgarth Kindergarten, Sunrise Family Day Care PTY LTD, Day 2 Day Family Day Care and Fabolous Family Day Care. Other schools are listed below. Thornbury Primary School (2.8km) Penders Grove Primary School (2km) St. Bernardettes Primary School (2km) Northcote Primary School (3.9km) Santa Maria College (3.2km) Manhoe Primary School (2.3km) NorthCate High School (4.8km) Distance Education Centre VIC (50m) La Trobe University (7km) Xavier College (6.8km) Distance Education Centre VIC (50m) La Trobe University (7km)
Local shopping can be found in the High Street shopping strip known as Thornbury Village. The inner suburbs of Melbourne are renowned for their cosmopolitan, multicultural shopping areas and Thornbury is no exception. Access to major department and chain stores in the CBD is only a short train or tram trip away and large furniture and big box stores can be found in surrounding suburbs. Shopping
Centres within the area are listed below.
Community and Council Facilities
Library- (The Blue Mountains Public Library, Thornbury library, Darebin Libraries, L.E. Shore Memorial Library) Community Centre- (Turnberries Community Centre, Thornbury & District Community Ass, Beaver Valley Community Centre, Thornbury community centre, Darebin Community Legal Centre) Child care- (Smith Street Childrens Centre, wales street primary school outside school hours care, Thornbury Kids, Fabulous Family Day Care Scheme, Raleigh Street Child Care Centre Inc, Growing Minds Family Day Care Service, Sunrise Family Day Care Scheme, Merri Community Child Care Centre, Yappera Childrens Service Co-Operative Lt)
Ivanhoe Train Station (2.2km) Thornbury Train Station (2.4km) Northcote Train Staion (2.9km) No. 112 Train (3km) Melbourne International Airport (20km)