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
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.
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.
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.
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