The suburb has two train stops running through it (Ashburton and Alamein), and is bound by Glen Iris to the north, Malvern East to the west and south, and Ashwood and Burwood to the east.
Driving from the city to Ashburton should take about 14 minutes, however much depends on traffic levels along the busy Monash Freeway. The major roads that run through Ashburton including High Street and Warrigal Road are among the most congested in Melbourne.
Ashburton has many tree-lined streets with Federation homes, but is not without its 1970s and 1980s eyesores which some say detract from the character of the suburb.
According to the REIV, Ashburton’s median house price is $826,000, up 42.4 per cent since the same time a year earlier. The REIV annualised median figures are considered more statistically reliable than the quarterly figures released throughout the year, because they survey a much greater sample of properties.