Inner South Melbourne & Bayside Suburb Information
The Inner South and Bayside region offers great parks, beaches and cafes, wide streets and nature strips and boutique shopping. It is the perfect location for those people who want to be close to the city while enjoying a quieter and more suburban feel. This very trendy area is home to the Grand Prix, beach side restaurants and Melbourne’s kite surfers.
South Melbourne was one of Melbourne's first suburbs and has undergone a significant period of gentrification over the past 30 years. It has a thriving cafe culture and is anchored by one of Melbourne's famous fresh food markets.Bridport Street and Victoria Avenue offer high-end boutique shopping and delicious dining. From there it is just a short walk to some of Melbourne’s best
cafes including St Ali, Dead Man Espresso and Chez Dre. Predominantly made up of terrace housing, it's close proximity to the CBD and the burgeoning Southbank
precinct has translated into significant growth and popularity, especially within the young professional and young family demographics.
The Albert Park and Middle Park neighbourhoods lie between two iconic bodies of water in Melbourne, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and Albert Park Lake. It’s wide, tree lined streets are extremely sought after which is reflected in a very high demand per property, much higher than market average. Characterised by Victorian era row-housing and smaller residential towers, the area has little scope for development and as such has resulted in a fairly static population but rising demand over the last decade.
The community of Port Melbourne has experienced a large growth rate over the past 10 year, due to the development of the Beacon Cove housing estate on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay along with new apartment towers surrounding the Bay Street shopping precinct. Beside this new residential development, the area is characterised predominantly by housing from the Victorian and Edwardian era's in addition to a range of industrial properties.
St.Kilda Road has a long and interesting history as the major link between St.Kilda and the CBD. Lined with London Plane trees which spectacularly change in colour through the seasons, it is extremely wide with two carriageways for traffic on either side of a central medium for trams heading south and south east. It is a unique neighbourhood within the Melbourne municipality for it is a single street flanked on both sides by prestigious office and residential towers as well as some of the city's most significant public spaces including the Royal Botanical Gardens, the War Memorial, the Arts Centre and Hamer Hall.