Bendigo rose to prominence in the 1850s as one of the key areas that benefited from the Victorian gold rush. During the 19th century it was the highest producing goldfield in Australia and the largest gold-mining economy in eastern Australia.
The main retail centre of Bendigo is the central business district, with the suburbs of Eaglehawk, Kangaroo Flat, Golden Square, Strathdale, and Epsom also having shopping districts.
Greater Bendigo has been growing steadily with 2019 seeing 1.77% growth.
Compared to the national average, there is greater buyer demand for houses in Greater Bendigo City compared to units.
Across Greater Bendigo City, the greatest demand is for three and four bedroom houses, with two and three bedroom units making up only a small portion of the demand profile in the area.