South Yarra, one of Melbourne’s oldest and most affluent suburbs lies about three kilometres from Melbourne’s Central Business District. This glamourous suburb offers a luxurious lifestyle with boutique shopping, fine dining, lively cafes, and prestigious schools. Its population of approximately 25,150 is mostly Australian born. Approximately 32% of the population do not have any religious affiliation while 20%, or the largest religious sector is Catholic.
Despite its proximity to the city, this inner-city suburb, boasts one of the world’s largest and oldest gardens: The Royal Botanical Gardens. Established in 1846, it houses sprawling lakes, gardens, lawns and sculptures, displaying over 8,500 plant species and 50,000 plants. It is also flanked by Fawkner Park, Como Gardens and Greville Botanic Garden.
Historical Mansions and Prestigious Schools
The Cathedral Synagogue of Melbourne, a splendid, ornate building and several historic mansions like Como House, Richmond House, Airlie House as well as grand houses like Wavendon, Poolman, Fairbairn, Snainton and Raveloe add to the grandeur and appeal of this tree-lined, riverside suburb.
Two of Victoria’s oldest schools: Christ Church Grammar and South Yarra Primary School can be found here but there are also several other schools like Melbourne High, a boy’s school well-known for its reputation for producing graduates with the highest ATAR scores in Victoria. Then there’s Melbourne Girls Grammar, and Melbourne Grammar. If movies are your thing, then there is the Jam Factory or the Como Cinema.
Public transport is easily accessible with trams trundling through regularly. You will be spoilt for choice with two trains stations in the suburb. It has the Hawksburn Station as well as South Yarra Station where two train lines intersect. Medical assistance is not far away with The Alfred Hospital, Cabrini Hospital, The Avenue Hospital and Epworth Hospital all located in the neighbouring suburbs.
Along with the leafy ambiance and the historical background this suburb also presents several opportunities to enjoy an idyllic or fun filled lifestyle.
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