Bulleen, Victoria 

 

Bulleen is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, located 26 kilometers east of Melbourne’s CBD. The suburb is named after the Bulleen homestead, which was built by a government surveyor and civil engineer, William Bullen, in the 1820s. Bulleen’s name has been spelled Bulleen, Bulleens, and Bulleens Grove, but the spelling Bulleen is now the accepted form of the name. Much of the suburb was developed between 1890 and 1920, and much of the suburb’s housing is still considered relatively old by Australian standards. The suburb has a parkland area called Bulleen Park, which offers walking and cycling tracks.

In 1970 real estate developers in Melbourne, Australia, named a new suburb of Melbourne after George Bulleen, a Scottish-born butcher who lived in the area. Located 23 kilometers east of Melbourne, the suburb of Bulleen was created in the 1970s, with a land area of some 9 square kilometers. The suburb is situated on land that was previously the Bulleen State Brickworks.

The suburb’s name was taken from the hometown of George Bulleen, a butcher from St Kilda in Melbourne, who was also a state MP from 1889-to 1894. He was born in the Victorian town of Bulleen, which is now part of the City of Doncaster. He was also a keen sportsman who refereed the first game of Australian rules football in 1859. Bulleen was originally going to be the name for the whole of the Waverley municipality, which includes Ashburton, Forest Hill, and Darling. The Post Office opened on 1 May 1891 as Bulleen, was renamed Bulleen South in 1912, and closed in 1960.

While driving through Bulleen, you have probably noticed that it’s a very different Melbourne suburb from Melbourne’s other outer suburbs like Box Hill, Bulleen, and Ringwood. The suburb has a distinctly older feel with grand Victorian-era houses and apartments. It’s considered an inner suburb but still sits within 30 kilometers of the city center.

Its Local Government Area is the City of Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Bulleen had a population of 20,166. It has been home to a significant population of Polish immigrants.

A railway station was located in Bulleen, on the Hurstbridge line, which was opened in 1889, and closed in 1981. A small part of the former railway station is now located within the suburb.

The suburb’s name is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word referring to the local area’s abundance of bulrushes.

Built-in the 1960s, this suburb is home to both modern and heritage homes. The suburb is between Port Macquarie and Newcastle and is also close to the beach. The area has good amenities and is close to The Entrance and its many restaurants and bars.

The suburb contains houses of both styles, as well as a number of other dwellings, such as units. This is possible because the suburb has been subject to gentrification, and because the suburb is comparatively wealthy, compared to other suburbs in the area.