Parkdale, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Parkdale
city = Melbourne
state = vic



caption = Como Parade West
lga = City of Kingston
postcode = 3194
pop = 10,618 (2006) Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21533 | name = Parkdale (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-17 | quick = on]
area = 3.6
est =
propval = $500,001 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Parkdale&postcode=3195 Parkdale] , accessed 9 August 2007]
stategov = Mordialloc
fedgov = Isaacs
dist1 = 24
location1= Melbourne
near-nw =
near-n = Mentone
near-ne = Moorabbin Airport
near-w = Mentone
near-e = Mordialloc
near-sw =
near-s = Mordialloc
near-se =

Parkdale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Kingston and has a population of a little over 10,000 people. Parkdale has two post codes: 3195 and 3194.

Parkdale was founded in 1920, and named for early homesteader William Parker when engineers decided to build a railway station alongside a cluster of five bayside shops 23km south of Melbourne. Parkdale Post Office opened on 6 January 1921. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

On Parkers road there is a Kingston Library. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the beach from Parkdale Station.

In 1958 Parkdale was chosen as the site of one of Victoria’s first drive-in shopping centres, Thrift Park. Thrift Park is being rebuilt in 2009.

Education

* Parkdale Primary School
* Parktone Primary School
* St. John Vianney's
* Parkdale Secondary College (technically, PSC is located in the adjacent suburb of Mordialloc, Victoria)

Transport

* Parkdale is assessable by a number of Metlink bus routes servicing the area including:
* There is also a train line servicing the area via Parkdale Station, located on the Frankston Line, operating in Zone 2.

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