ELSTERNWICK

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No longer just for those in the know, charming Elsternwick has quietly evolved into a trendy, culturally-diverse neighbourhood complete with a buzzing shopping, café and dining scene. Family friendly, pet friendly and just plain friendly full stop. It’s no surprise that people are lining up to join this affable community.

Lifestyle

You won’t be hard-pressed to figure out why Elsternwick has become one of Melbourne’s most popular suburbs. After all, it’s just so likeable. Warm and welcoming, everything feels close by in this close-knit community. There’s a thriving, centrally-located shopping hub and it’s only a short drive to the city or the beach. It seems Elsternwick has it all.

Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick’s much-loved main drag, continues to evolve with new shops, cafés and restaurants popping up regularly. The area’s multitude of parks offer pockets of solitude and include what is arguably one of Melbourne’s best picnic spots – the National Trust-listed Rippon Lea Estate. Add to that a historic cinema, and locals can easily while away the weekend without ever having to leave the neighbourhood.

Much of Elsternwick’s charm lies in its multicultural feel, and strolling down Glen Huntly Road you’re likely to hear people speaking Greek, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, French, Polish, Hungarian and Hebrew – this probably explains the presence of a great variety of delicious restaurants and cafés. Whether it’s bagels or borscht, green spaces or shopping sprees, everything you need and more comes together in Elsternwick with a sense of ease and comfort rarely found so close to the city.

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Lifestyle

You won’t be hard-pressed to figure out why Elsternwick has become one of Melbourne’s most popular suburbs. After all, it’s just so likeable. Warm and welcoming, everything feels close by in this close-knit community. There’s a thriving, centrally-located shopping hub and it’s only a short drive to the city or the beach. It seems Elsternwick has it all.

Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick’s much-loved main drag, continues to evolve with new shops, cafés and restaurants popping up regularly. The area’s multitude of parks offer pockets of solitude and include what is arguably one of Melbourne’s best picnic spots – the National Trust-listed Rippon Lea Estate. Add to that a historic cinema, and locals can easily while away the weekend without ever having to leave the neighbourhood.

Much of Elsternwick’s charm lies in its multicultural feel, and strolling down Glen Huntly Road you’re likely to hear people speaking Greek, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, French, Polish, Hungarian and Hebrew – this probably explains the presence of a great variety of delicious restaurants and cafés. Whether it’s bagels or borscht, green spaces or shopping sprees, everything you need and more comes together in Elsternwick with a sense of ease and comfort rarely found so close to the city.

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Neighbours

While a huge drawcard for families thanks to its warm community feel, green spaces and numerous schools, Elsternwick also attracts a considerable number of young professionals. With the city just a quick train ride away, and the beach only a short bicycle ride, the safe streets are attractive to residents looking for quiet and peace of mind, whilst still having plenty to do on the thriving main drag. Longstanding migrant groups, such as Melbourne’s Jewish community, call Elsternwick home and bring with them a vibrancy that is apparent well beyond the brilliant dining scene.

Area Features

EATING OUT

Glen Huntly Road has it all when it comes to gourmet eateries. Whether you’ve got a craving for Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Hungarian or modern Australian, a walk down Glen Huntly Road is sure to hit the spot.

THE CAFÉS

Coffee is taken very seriously here, but then so is food. Bagels, fresh produce and in-house coffee roasters make Elsternwick a must in a city famed for its café culture.

PARK LIFE

When the sun shines brightly there’s nowhere locals would rather be. From the small suburban pockets to the larger Hopetoun Gardens and magnificent Rippon Lea Estate, Elsternwick is a haven of green spaces.

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