The coastal land of Parkdale was covered in dense Ti-Tree before becoming a Market Garden area. Parkdale is mainly a residential suburb. For years it was separated between Mordialloc and Mentone. On the 1st July 1999, Parkdale legally became a separate suburb, absorbing a lot of Mentone East.
More and more people started to call Parkdale home after 1920 when the railway station opened. If you’ve wandered down to the cafes in Como Parade next to Parkdale station, try imagining only 5 small shops. That’s what it was like in 1928. By 1933 20 others had popped up. Add another 80 years and you’ve got the flourishing, active Parkdale that we see today – quite a bit different Parkdale than what William Parker would’ve seen when he looked out over his veranda!
A couple Parkdale quick facts:
- Parkdale is a beach suburb located 23 km south east of Melbourne.
- Parkdale has an area of 3.6 km² and is bounded by Nepean Highway, Olive Grove and Lower Dandenong Road in the North; Warren Road in the East; White Street, Como Parade West, Royal Parade, Bay Street and Port Phillip Bay in the South; and Warrigal Road in the West.
- The State electorate for Parkdale is the Mordialloc District.
- The Federal electorate for Parkdale is the Division of Isaacs.
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