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Carrum Downs

(3201, 36 km SE, Frankston City)

Carrum Downs is a residential suburb built on the former Carrum Swamp, which adjoined the bayside suburb of Carrum. Carrum Downs now shares boundaries with the suburbs of Frankston North, Langwarrin, Skye, Bangholme, Patterson Lakes and Seaford. Predominantly a farming area until the 1980s, Carrum Downs was one of the fastest growing residential areas in Melbourne in the latter decades of the 20th century. Its population grew from 2363 in 1981 to 13 051 in 1996.

Christine M. Childs