Thomastown is a Melbourne suburb situated about 30 minutes or 17 kilometres north of the central business district. The area is part of the City of Whittlesea and has an approximate population of 20,523 residents.
The area first came to prominence when a large family purchased 106 acres of property in 1848, creating multiple market gardens. The region’s first post office opened in 1862 and was popular with farmers and horse-racers until the second world war.
Today, the region features a major shopping strip, an undercover shopping centre, and several smaller shopping strips along the suburb’s train line. The area offers a convenient lifestyle, with cafes, coffee shops, supermarkets, restaurants, chemists, and public pools all nearby.
Community involvement is popular in Thomastown. The area’s long-term residents enjoy socialising at the local community centres, churches, libraries, and sporting clubs.
Each year, tourists flock to Thomastown to enjoy the region’s Whittlesea Community festival. The exciting celebration highlights the region’s local culture and includes food stalls, handmade crafts, live entertainment, and a fireworks show.
If you’re seeking child care, Thomastown has plenty to offer for young families. There are about 99 early learning centres within 6km of the suburb’s centre, offering services including long daycare, family daycare, out of school hours care, and occasional care.