17 May 2021   

3 min read
The secret’s out! The small but mighty suburb of Braybrook, just 12km west of Melbourne, is bustling with new-found energy and has been labelled as one of the ‘up-and-coming’ suburbs of Victoria – and it’s no wonder why when you see the lifestyle on offer.
Nestled next to the multi-cultural mecca of Footscray (voted the coolest neighbourhood in Melbourne), Orion Braybrook residents are just a 5min (4.1km) drive to the tasteful delights of Barkly Street where you can grab a Filipino feast at popular Chibog or a quick drink after work at Zymurgy. Whether it’s a night out with friends or a family dinner, you’ll have plenty of choices so close to home.

There’s something about being able to walk to your coffee shop in the morning that is so therapeutic! Living at Orion Braybrook you’ll find the hidden gem Braybrook Station Café just 1km away at Central West Shopping Centre, which is a local favourite for a caffeine hit! Or drop into TP Coffee House, across from the Braybrook Community Hub for a catch up with friends.

But it’s not just the dining and cafes close to home that makes townhome living at Stockland Orion so easy, it’s that comfort of knowing that you’re close to everything you want and need. No long weekend drives or sitting in traffic, when everything you could need is within your neighbouring suburbs.

If you haven’t taken the kids to hugely popular aviation-themed playground Braybrook Park, located just 750m from Orion Braybrook, it’s a must-do for families of all ages with an accessible playground, basketball courts, BBQs and off-leash areas for the pooches too.

For some serious retail therapy, you’re less than 10 minutes (6.1km) from the largest shopping centre in the West, Highpoint which is home to over 500 stores including Australian and international designer fashion, homewares and lifestyle brands. Boasting the likes of David Jones, Myer, Kmart, and Big W plus powerhouse brands including Zara, Sephora and Mecca.

For a step back in pace, nothing beats a stroll through the Footscray Markets to revitalise your senses and get back to the traditional roots of the area. Choose from a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood and meats or pick up some quick treats for home.

As an ‘up-and-coming’ suburb, Braybrook is evolving with a modern take to its traditional, cultural foundations. With new families flocking to the area, connections being formed, streetscapes changing and hot spots popping up, Braybrook is quickly becoming the place to be.