Suburb Profile


 Doreen - A peaceful and relaxing place to call home.


Doreen is a family-friendly township located only forty-five minutes from the city.  With its breathtaking views of Plenty Gorge Park and Yan Yean Reservoir, the area is surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Yarra ranges and the lush forested levees of the Plenty River.


Doreen's history dates back to 1844, when Patrick Reid decided to settle in the area and christen the place ‘Hazel Glen’.  It would then be called by that name until renamed Doreen in 1895.


The area offers an uncanny combination of both rural and urban living.  The suburb’s eastern portion (located in the Shire of Nillumbik, close to Yarrambat and Nutfield) is largely rural and filled with large tracts of open spaces, while its western flank (located in the City of Whittlesea) is characterized by growing communities and strong suburban development.  The two distinct areas are bisected by Yan Yean Road.


Living in Doreen


Doreen is a thriving real estate hub boasting ongoing urban development with a distinct country feel.  Sale results in the area reveal a great mix of young and old buyers.  They appear drawn to the myriad of activities and establishments available, in a market still reasonably affordable.


Most of the area’s commercial activity happens in Laurimar Estate.  Within it are a selection of coffee shops, retail stores, a bakery, dental clinic, supermarkets and restaurants.  Given Doreen’s forecast of continued population growth, these resources are expected to expand significantly.


The district is also home to two primary schools (Doreen Primary School and Laurimar Primary School) and three private schools (Ivanhoe Grammar School, Gilson College, and Plenty Valley Christian College).

Residents of the area generally find that Doreen provides both a safe family-oriented lifestyle and an upbeat environment.  Families or singles looking for a house for sale in Doreen or a property for rent in Doreen, can enjoy the luxuries of country life alongside the conveniences of modern 


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