CANTERBURY

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Canterbury may be small, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in luxury. One of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs, this leafy enclave is home to tree-lined boulevards, jaw-dropping mansions, a charming shopping village and a host of exclusive schools. It all makes for a picture of suburban bliss.

Lifestyle

To visit Canterbury is to take a peek at the gilded lives of the very, very wealthy. One of Melbourne’s most exclusive (and expensive) suburbs, this picturesque enclave has been home to the elite for generations, from state premiers and captains of industry to the popstress Minogue sisters.

In this charming neighbourhood, the streets are lined with oaks and the properties are grand and imposing. In fact, Canterbury’s storied Golden Mile features some of the city’s most costly homes – it’s a promenade of multi-million-dollar mansions complete with bountiful gardens and (more often than not) sizeable swimming pools and tennis courts. 

As is befitting of its status as the number one choice for Melbourne’s old (money) guard, this delightful suburb is incredibly green and leafy, offering a multitude of beautiful parks. Somewhat unsurprisingly, it is also home to a proliferation of the state’s finest learning institutions. These features make Canterbury rather attractive to families, and school-run traffic is a force to be reckoned with.

The centre of activity in this sleepy neighbourhood is Maling Road, with its small collection of lovely cafés and boutiques. While the area offers little to nothing in the way of drinking and eating come nightfall, this is just the way its well-heeled residents like it.

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Lifestyle

To visit Canterbury is to take a peek at the gilded lives of the very, very wealthy. One of Melbourne’s most exclusive (and expensive) suburbs, this picturesque enclave has been home to the elite for generations, from state premiers and captains of industry to the popstress Minogue sisters.

In this charming neighbourhood, the streets are lined with oaks and the properties are grand and imposing. In fact, Canterbury’s storied Golden Mile features some of the city’s most costly homes – it’s a promenade of multi-million-dollar mansions complete with bountiful gardens and (more often than not) sizeable swimming pools and tennis courts. 

As is befitting of its status as the number one choice for Melbourne’s old (money) guard, this delightful suburb is incredibly green and leafy, offering a multitude of beautiful parks. Somewhat unsurprisingly, it is also home to a proliferation of the state’s finest learning institutions. These features make Canterbury rather attractive to families, and school-run traffic is a force to be reckoned with.

The centre of activity in this sleepy neighbourhood is Maling Road, with its small collection of lovely cafés and boutiques. While the area offers little to nothing in the way of drinking and eating come nightfall, this is just the way its well-heeled residents like it.

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Neighbours

Canterbury is both elite and opulent – traits it shares with its well-to-do residents. For generations, established families and moneyed retirees have flocked to this popular neighbourhood’s oak-lined boulevards. Not the place for late-night revellers, Canterbury is decidedly prosperous and peaceful, as are its residents. Drawn by the area’s luxurious homes, elite schools and bountiful greenery, those who manage to get a foot on its steep property ladder are certainly in no rush to leave.

Area Features

THE GOLDEN MILE

The lush, tree-lined streets between Canterbury’s Mont Albert and Balwyn roads are known collectively as the Golden Mile. Featuring mansion after awe-inducing mansion, Canterbury’s Golden Mile is well worth a visit. Expect to spot your dream home – just don’t expect to be able to afford it. In fact, housing throughout this esteemed suburb tends to be rather on the opulent side.

MALING ROAD

The meeting spot for well-heeled locals, Maling Road has it all, on-trend cafes for coffee and gossip to local boutiques that are perfect for browsing. Needless to say, charming Maling Road is the centre of all the action in Canterbury.

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