The tranquil village five minutes from everywhere
This delightful little pocket has always been overshadowed by its cool bigger brother on the other side of the Nepean Highway. But while St Kilda East isn’t anywhere near as showy, it is all the more appealing once you get to know its laid-back, family-friendly rhythm, strong local community and beautiful art deco apartments.
The day-to-day patterns of St Kilda East are heavily influenced by a number of different Orthodox Jewish communities that play a big part in the neighbourhood. The Carlisle Street shops are an eclectic mix that are well connected to these communities and cater for all your basic wants.
On top of this, you are literally minutes from the beach, the CBD and the cool hangouts of showier suburbs like Prahran, St Kilda and South Yarra so great food, fashion and entertainment are always on hand.
A large amount of the property in this suburb is gorgeous art deco apartments built in the 1960’s. There is also a smattering of terrace houses and workers’ cottages thrown in for good measure. This combination of beautiful homes and strong community means St Kilda East properties are often in high demand, with the suburb frequently mentioned in ‘high clearance rate’ auction data.
Inner city life has a slight twist in St Kilda East with Friday night always being a quiet one. When the sun goes down for the Sabbath, a significant amount of St Kilda East stops to spend the next twenty-four hours with family and friends. In our always-on culture, this is a refreshing change that slows the pace in the local area, with plenty of families strolling the streets together.