ST KILDA EAST

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Considerably more low-key than its flamboyant namesake, charming St Kilda East masters laid-back living. But while it may be rather on the relaxed side, this diverse neighbourhood is also home to a dynamic cultural scene. With easy access to the beach, CBD and eternal buzz of St Kilda, there’s a lot to love about this peaceful inner-city pocket.  

Lifestyle

 One of the city’s most multicultural suburbs, St Kilda East offers a vibrant slice of cosmopolitan life. Much more relaxed and residential than high-octane St Kilda, life here is about leisurely visits to food markets and neighbourly appeal rather than glittering nightlife and revelry. 

With a prominent Hasidic Jewish community, the streets of St Kilda East are steeped in culture. Locals frequent the much-loved purveyors of bagels, challah and classic deli food in neighbouring Balaclava, and it’s not unusual to overhear snatches of conversation in Russian, Polish and Yiddish. And while this eclectic neighbourhood may lack a dining and shopping scene of its own, the nearby foodie meccas of Balaclava and St Kilda are a short stroll away.

Members of this tight-knit community (and out of towners) in search of fresh organic fare visit the much-loved Hank Marvin Markets that offer everything from fresh produce to on-the-pulse street food. Firm favourite Alma Park is the perfect place to savour freshly-cooked delicacies.

Sleepy yet vital, St Kilda East is a family-friendly gem hidden amongst its lively neighbouring suburbs.

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Lifestyle

 One of the city’s most multicultural suburbs, St Kilda East offers a vibrant slice of cosmopolitan life. Much more relaxed and residential than high-octane St Kilda, life here is about leisurely visits to food markets and neighbourly appeal rather than glittering nightlife and revelry. 

With a prominent Hasidic Jewish community, the streets of St Kilda East are steeped in culture. Locals frequent the much-loved purveyors of bagels, challah and classic deli food in neighbouring Balaclava, and it’s not unusual to overhear snatches of conversation in Russian, Polish and Yiddish. And while this eclectic neighbourhood may lack a dining and shopping scene of its own, the nearby foodie meccas of Balaclava and St Kilda are a short stroll away.

Members of this tight-knit community (and out of towners) in search of fresh organic fare visit the much-loved Hank Marvin Markets that offer everything from fresh produce to on-the-pulse street food. Firm favourite Alma Park is the perfect place to savour freshly-cooked delicacies.

Sleepy yet vital, St Kilda East is a family-friendly gem hidden amongst its lively neighbouring suburbs.

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Neighbours

 Home to a well-established migrant community, St Kilda East’s population is eclectic, cultured and always low key. Families are drawn to the area’s quiet streets, impressive range of schools and ample parklands. 

Young people and city workers enjoy the supreme location and easy access to buzzing St Kilda and brunch-mad Balaclava. Increasing gentrification has seen prices rise significantly, but the St Kilda East old guard are still standing strong and show no intention of leaving. And why would they when the living’s this good?

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Neighbours

 Home to a well-established migrant community, St Kilda East’s population is eclectic, cultured and always low key. Families are drawn to the area’s quiet streets, impressive range of schools and ample parklands. 

Young people and city workers enjoy the supreme location and easy access to buzzing St Kilda and brunch-mad Balaclava. Increasing gentrification has seen prices rise significantly, but the St Kilda East old guard are still standing strong and show no intention of leaving. And why would they when the living’s this good?

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Area Features

HANK MARVIN MARKETS

The jewel in St Kilda East’s crown, delicious produce andeclectic streetfood vendors make this lively marketa Saturday go-to. Every singleweek

CULTURED COMMUNITY

From bagels to the synagogue, the strong presence of St Kilda East’sJewish community can be felt throughout the neighbourhood

PARK LIFE

Leisurely locals can’t get enough of Alma Park, the perfect spot for apicnic after the Saturday markets

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