Ascot Vale borders Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, Moonee Ponds and Maribyrnong. This suburb is located just 7 km northwest from the CBD, and its commercial areas centre along Mount Alexander Road and Union Road. With a current population of 13,000 people, Ascot Vale is expected to grow steadily in the future, resulting from the proposed residential development ‘Ascot Chase’ to be located on the former Orica Research Laboratories site.
Major features of the area include Riverside Golf Course, Ascot Vale Leisure Centre, Essendon Hockey Centre, Fairbairn Park, Walter Street Reserve and numerous schools. Its central location means residents have the city at their fingertips, and the public transport options are abundant. Known for its walk-ability, Ascot Vale has plenty of eateries, cafes, retail stores, bookstores, bars, cinemas and grocers to keep you entertained.