Rivervale is a predominantly residential area spanning three square kilometres. Established in the 1840s, significant residential development did not occur until the 1950s and 1960s. Today, Rivervale is home to more than 10,300 people following a significant growth between 2006 and 2016.
Life in Rivervale
Rivervale's family-friendly lifestyle is an appealing feature of the inner-city suburb. There are numerous parks and ovals, such as Wilson Park, which features a number of netball courts open for public use, as well as a playground and community centre.
The Kooyong Road Shopping Strip features a large IGA, chemist, butcher, post office, take away food outlets, with the Belmont Forum the closest shopping centre. There are two local schools in Rivervale including St Augustine's Primary School and Rivervale Primary School. Many homes in the suburbs are also catered for by the nearby suburbs schools such as Carlisle and Lathlain.