Tecoma is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 34 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Tecoma had a population of 2,189.
The suburb is named after the shrub that grew in the area when the need was identified for a railway station for the timber mill that occupied the site where Tecoma Primary School now stands. The Post Office opened on 7 January 1929, closing in 1976.
Tecoma is a small town, nestled between Belgrave and Upwey, adjoining Sherbrooke Forest to the north.
Tecoma is a smallish suburb with a licensed milk bar, video outlet, fish'n'chip shop, hair salon, bakery, second hand clothes shop for kids, second hand furniture shop and a handful of art and craft shops which are along the main road (Burwood Highway), which leads straight up from Melbourne. If you turn off to the east of Walter Street there is also a second hand retro ladies clothing shop and cookies, an opp shop and another hairdressing salon along with a Modern cloth nappy shop with eco baby and cleaning products, also on Walter Street there is a karate school. It also has a number of Real Estate Agencies on both sides of the street. There is an Indian Restaurant, a pet shop and a "Hippie Haven" café, plus a pizza store on Burwood Highway.
Tecoma Primary School is located across the road from the strip of shops.
Tecoma railway station is the second-last railway station on the Belgrave line, and is one of a relatively few stations in Melbourne's metropolitan electric rail network to have only one platform.
The homes in Tecoma are mainly in residential bushland, which attracts numerous native birds of many kinds.
Together with its neighbouring township Upwey, Tecoma has an Australian Rules football team (Upwey-Tecoma) competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.
This information has been sourced from Wikipedia