Springvale is a large suburb occupying 11.2km2 in Melbourne's south-east with a thriving multicultural population. Springvale is linked to Melbourne's CBD by Monash Freeway via the Princess Highway exit to the suburb's northwest. The renowned Springvale Shopping Precinct is Melbourne's largest Asian shopping strip. It boasts a profusion of Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian and Thai restaurants. Springvale's shopping centre is southwards at the junction of the railway line and Springvale Road. The city hall and library are nearby.
Springvale market is a meeting ground for all Melbournians, looking for fresh produce at a bargain. If you are in the lookout for a cheap and good local market then Springvale market is the place for you
Every year, Springvale Road also hosts the Lunar New Year Festival, which features dancing, food stalls, games and rides.
There are two train stations in the area on the Pakenham and Cranbourne railway lines: Springvale and Sandown Park stations. In mid-2013, construction commenced to eliminate the Springvale Road level crossing immediately north of the station and a new Springvale station was constructed below street level opening on 22 April 2014.
Families with children benefit from the presence of six primary schools and two high schools - Minaret College, and Killester College. Springvale is also home to the Sandown International Motor Raceway, which attracts redheads from around the country.