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 8,400 people following a significant growth between 2006 and 2011.
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. Other features of note include the East Gate Commercial Centre, the Kooyong Road Shopping Strip and two local schools, Tranby Primary School and ST Augustine's Primary School.