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  1. The Pom Queen

    City of Bayside - Melbourne

    On the 14th day of December, 1994 a new municipality was created to form the City of Bayside. This is now comprised of the former City of Brighton, the former City of Sandringham and part of the former City of Mordialloc west of Charman Road (the Beaumaris area) and part of the City of Moorabbin between the railway and Charman Road. The City of Bayside is one of the most popular areas of Melbourne spanning across 17km of prime beachfront overlooking the beautiful Port Phillip Bay. The population in 2016 was 102,737. The City of Bayside is classed as the middle suburbs of Melbourne and overall covers 37.4275sqkm and the distance to the CBD ranges from 8km to 20km. Bayside is split in to 3 wards. Northern Ward Which incorporates: Brighton and Brighton East Central Ward Which Incorporates: Hampton, Hampton East, Highett and Cheltenham. Southern Ward Which incorporates: Sandringham, Black Rock and Beaumaris The City of Bayside is primarily a residential area, which includes the suburbs of Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham, Cromer, Dendy, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Moorabbin and Sandringham. As mentioned previously the City of Bayside has Port Phillip Bay forming the Western Boundary and the Nepean Highway/Frankston Railway line forming the majority of the Eastern Boundary. One must remember that Bayside is a suburb located in the City of Knox and new arrivals often confuse the two. We have witnessed a number of new arrivals picking up their hire car and plotting the address for their short term accommodation only to realise that it is over 40 minutes away from the beachside area in which they presumed they had booked. To confuse things even more there is also a City of Bayside in Western Australia. Thankfully we haven’t been made aware of anyone arriving in the wrong state. We have provided you with the facts and figures of the City Council of Bayside, for most that is the most boring part so let’s get down to the exciting part, life in the City of Bayside. It has to be said that the City of Bayside is the most beautiful and idyllic area of Melbourne. If budget isn’t an issue then there would be no better area to settle. Only 10km from the City of Melbourne and the Frankston train line passing through it has everything you could ever dream of. Miles and miles of unspoilt beaches with crystal blue shallow waters making it one of the safest child friendly beaches in Victoria. Take a stroll along the seafront to Dendy Street Beach located in Brighton and admire the colourful iconic bathing boxes of years gone by. How about taking it one step further and secure your own piece of history, they may not have a bedroom, kitchen or utilities but they have the most sensational views in all of Melbourne with the last one selling in December 2016 for $326,000. It is just a shame you have to share the beach with the public and tourists stopping by for that photo opportunity. In fact the Beach Boxes are probably the most photographed icon in Melbourne. Unfortunately paying well over a quarter of a million doesn’t even give you the privilege of spending a night on the beach. The council laws have placed plenty of covenants on owning such a valuable piece of history. When we first arrived in Melbourne we secured a house swap for 8 weeks based in Beaumaris. There is no denying that the area is highly desirable, unfortunately this places the City of Bayside out of reach for many couples and families. The home we stayed in was valued at $1.8 million and that was in 2014. Out of all the City of Bayside suburbs we would say Cheltenham and Moorabbin are going to be most reasonable when it comes to purchasing property. Before we focus on what each Bayside Suburb can offer here is a quick look at the median property prices for the area based on November 2017 data. Brighton Sales - 4 bed - $3,130,000 Rents – 4 bed - $1400pw Beaumaris Sales – 4 bed - $1,726,250 Rents – 4 bed - $935pw Hampton Sales – 4 bed - $2,086,000 Rents – 4 bed - $1,095 Highett Sales – 4 bed - $1,400,000 Rent – 4 bed - $739 Sandringham Sales – 4 bed - $1,800,000 Rent – 4 bed - $1,100 Cheltenham Sales – 4 bed - $1,165,000 Rent – 4 bed - $655 Moorabbin Sales – 4 bed - $1,188,000 Rent – 4 bed - $650 As these are the most popular suburbs for expats moving to the City of Bayside we will focus on these over the next few pages. If you require information on suburbs we have missed please post on www.pomsinoz.com in the Victoria section and a number of locals will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.
  2. We're moving back to the Uk at the end of 2015 and are just trying to decide on areas. We moved out to the Gold Coast four years ago from Devon but would like to move to a different area when we go back. Devon is beautiful but a little bit quiet so we are thinking about moving a bit nearer to Bath and London. We narrowed it down to the Cheltenham/Gloucester area we think but are flexible. We would just like to be within an hour isn of Bristol and two hours (by train) from London. Would really appreciate any feedback from those who know the areas and any recommends. Thanks, Emma
  3. roflie


    any good?
  4. Guest

    new mum cheltenham area

    hey I am new to melbourne cheltenham area, I am a stay at home mum with 3 kids, kian 3 nearly 4, kate 2 and alexander 6 months. I am 33 from Scotland, my husband is from New Zealand we both laid back people. Looking to meet people for coffee/ socialising etc. look forward to hearing from u Anne-Marie:biggrin:
  5. cms72


    Hi, I'm a midwife going to be working at Sandringham Hospital starting October. Going to plan to arrive in Sept. Bayside is a bit too expensive for me to live so I was thinking of Cheltenham or around there. Is Cheltenahm a decent suburb? And what are the best secondary colleges in that area? Thanks, Clare :confused:
  6. lindsayloo

    Lonely Mum to be - Cheltenham, Melb

    Hi there Im currently 24 weeks pregnant, not working, bored, lonely and a bit fed up! Ive been trying to find a 'pregnancy' or 'mother and baby' group locally so I can try and meet other mums or mums to be but ive not been very successful... im originally from Nottingham and have been here a few years now but non of my friends have kids and im desperate to make some friends who are in a similar situation - surely im not the only mum to be around Cheltenham who would love to meet up with other pregnant ladies to discuss babies, names, labour anything really! Hope to hear from some local pregnant ladies - fingers crossed :biggrin:
  7. Guys I was hoping that you could help me. We are moving to Melbourne in 4 weeks and following a huge amount of research and help from this website we are planning to live in Beaumaris or Brighton. We have 4 weeks temporary accomodation sorted. Brighton Primary School and Beaumaris Primary School both look good but I am struggling to make my mind up between Cheltenham Secondary College and Brighton Secondary College.....can anyone help with local knowledge?? Thanks Vicki:wacko:
  8. Hi All Making the big move in September with family. 3 kids under 7 so any recommendations for the plane journey greatly appreciated!:arghh: . This forum has been a great help even if it has sent me on an emotional rollercoaster! I've read posts that make me think OMG what have I done, and others that make me think best decision ever. I guess we will have to wait and see and accept that it will be what we make it.:wacko: I will be working in Hawthorn and my Wife is down for a reccie next week to look at potential places to live. From reading this forum and depending on choices of "sea or not sea" we are thinking of the extremes of Beaumaris/Cheltenham in the South or Eltham in the North. I wondered could anyone advise what commuting times from Eltham to Hawthorn or Beaumaris/Cheltenham to Hawthorn would be. Tinternet suggests 40 minutes but is this realistic. Aim would be to be in work by 8:00am Also any views on Eltham and Beaumaris/Cheltenham would be much appreciated. Thanks Gaz
  9. Petals

    Cheltenham Melbourne Suburb

    Cheltenham is a nice suburb of Melbourne and has a small shopping centre, there is the beach side of the suburb and the other side the dividing of the suburb being the Nepean Highway. Near to the shopping centre is Southland Shopping Centre which is a very large shopping centre and traverses over the Nepean Highway. The train on the Frankston line stops at Cheltenham and it would be about 40 mins to the city. Housing in Cheltenham is older maybe 30 years plus and a lot of the houses would need renovating that come up for sale. Its a popular area. Cheltenham is not that far from the Moorabbin Airport and if buying in the area one should check to see if the property is in the airport zone before entering a contract to buy. This can affect the price of property as a lot of people do not like aircraft noise. Its a regional type airport not one where large planes are used. There are plenty of golf courses around the area. Good private and public schools are in the area. Nearest hospitals would be Sandringham and Monash Medical Centre Clayton. Its easy to access the bay beaches from Cheltenham about 15 - 20 minutes.