Beechboro is a large suburb that has developed in a number of stages, the best way to study it is to open your UBD Street Directory to Map 230 and follow the commentary below:
- East Beechboro - the trapezoid-shaped area east of Altone Rd through to Lord St, bounded by Reid Highway to the north and Benara Rd to the south. Housing dates from from 1979 through to the late 1980's. Block sizes are typically 600-800m2. Construction is usually brick and tile three bedroom one bathroom detached homes; along with a smattering of duplexes.
- West Beechboro - the square-shaped area west of Altone Rd through to Beechboro Rd Nth, again bounded by Reid Highway to the north and Benara Rd to the south. Actually the bottom left-hand corner of this square is cut out and called "Morley" which is out of character if you look at the map or drive the street; for example the north of Darwin Crescent is Beechboro but the southern section is Morley. Beechboro residents know that these Morley residents really wish they were in Beechboro and might even petition for a suburb name change. Housing in West Beechboro dates from mid to late 1980's. Block sizes are typically 600-800m2. Construction is predominantly brick and tile; and the houses while still a majority of 3x1's, have increased in size and include a small number of 4x1's and some 4x2's.
- Timberlane Estate - a chunk of houses to the western extreme of Beechboro, defined by the boundaries of Reid Highway, Beechboro Rd North and a dotted line on the southern edge running along the backyards of Blackboy Way. There is a tiny pocket of Morley just below Timberlane - see the previous comments on West Beechboro!
- Orchid Park - a pocket of houses in the north-western corner of Beechboro all by themselves. There is only one access road being the roundabout turnoff into Orchid Ave off Beechboro Rd North. Orchid Park housing was constructed from around 1989 to 1995, and consists of brick and tile 3x1's and 4x2's. Historically this subdivision was not popular due to its remote location and lack of nearby amenities; however the recent construction of a shopping centre opposite the entrance roundabout has changed this. The street names of Orchid Park are named after various types and parts of orchid flowers, such as niltonia, denia and stylis. The Marshall road powerlines are prominently visible along the boundary of Orchid Park, backing onto parts of Mitra Lp and Orchid Ave.
- Bennett Springs - popular and the most expensive subdivision of Beechboro, Bennett Springs is a long rectangular chunk of land sandwiched between Reid Highway and Marshall Rd, bounded by Bennett Brook on the east and Beechboro Rd North on the west. Released from the late 1990's and stil being developed today, Bennett Springs consists almost entirely of brick and tile 4x2's. Exceptions include occasional two-storey homes, a few 5x2's and a smattering of original dwellings built before the subdivision occurred. Like Orchid Park, the powerlines of Marshall Road are obvious from the northern part of Bennett Springs; in fact selected blocks along Wintergreene, Turnstone, Portland, Driftwood and Oriole roads actually go underneath the lines. The long-awaited Springs shopping centre has greatly increased the amenity of the subdivision. Beechboro Christian School is also resident in the suburb. Birds are the theme for Bennett Springs street names, with such beauties as fairywren, whimbrel and spoonbill.