Strathmore and Strathmore Heights
Strathmore - Strathmore Heights is 11 km northwest of Melbourne, has a population of less than 9,000 people and contains an airport. Previously known as North Essendon, this small area has recently carved out a profile of its own since the opening of the DFO shopping outlet in 2005, which significantly boosted the local economy.
Major features of the area include Boeing Reserve, Woodlands Park, Napier Reserve and a number of schools. The other important landmarks are Essendon Airport, Tullamarine Freeway and the Moonee Ponds Creek. Napier Park boasts a large stand of Red River Gums, one of only two such areas in the Melbourne.
The 501 bus services the area, as does the 59 tram. Strathmore railway station is easy to get to on the Craigieburn railway line and it takes about 20 minutes. Cyclists have easy access to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail along the Moonee Ponds Creek.