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Prahran Is located 5kms southeast of Melbourne’s CBD. Is home of Chapel Street; an eclectic mix of shabby shopfronts, trendy no reservation restaurants and exclusive million dollar real estate. The area is serviced by excellent transport connections; trams, trains and buses. As well as being close enough to wander along the river to the city or to quickly access the beach on those warm summer evenings. In Prahran you can’t go by stopping for a coffee down in Greville Street at one of the many brunch spots; ISIT, Oscar Cooper, Babble Café, or spending the weekend bar hopping to a hidden bar or two like Jungle Boy (enter via a freezer door) or Rufus (down an alleyway). Prahran is also home to one of Melbourne’s oldest markets – the Prahran Market. On the weekend all of the locals flock here to pick up their weekly meats, fresh foods or a quirky gift or two. Shopping The main shopping area in Prahan is focused around the Prahran Central Shopping Centre. Within the centre it has a Coles & Woolworths, as well as a post office, liquor store, food court and a host of specialty stores. There is ample free parking, as well as timed paid parking if required. This shopping centre is also conveniently located directly opposite the Prahran Market which opens Tuesdays and Thursday-Sunday. Close by you also have shopping on the High Street (Chapel Street), which hosts discount department stores Big W and Target in nearby South Yarra. South Yarra is also the residence of many high end clothing boutiques and wedding stores. Health Prahran is home to the Alfred hospital – one of the largest hospitals in the state. The hospital is open 24 hours and has a public emergency facility onsite The suburb is also home to Cabrini & The Avenue Private hospitals which offer a wide range of services such as radiology, pathology, pharmacy and selected surgeries. There are many medical practices around, with many consultant Doctors/Surgeons having offices in the suburb due to proximity to nearby hospitals. Transport Links Connected to the CBD by train, tram and bus networks. Prahran station is centrally located on the corner of Greville & Porter Streets. With Windsor station also being convenient for those slightly further south in the suburb. The train takes approximately 25 minutes to the CBD during peak period and is located on the Sandringham line. Access to the city is also via a number of trams which service the suburb. Number 6, 72 and 78 trams all have connections throughout the suburb, with many other services being within close proximity. Buses run frequently to the city but also to the beach, which is only several kilometres away. Ubers and Taxis are quite common with the average fare to the CBD costing between $10-15AUD. Education Prahran and surrounds is home to some of Melbourne’s most elite schools. From the exclusive surrounds of Wesley Grammar, Melbourne Girls Grammar and Sacre Coeur to the more accessible Stonnington Primary School and newly built & centrally located Prahran High School (opening late 2018). Prahran High School is a brand new education development, which will be a co-educational school for up to 650 students from Years 7-12. The area also hosts a multitude of early learning/childcare facilities; High St Early Learning, Princes Close Childcare Centre, Windsor Community Children’s Centre and Lancaster House Early Learning Centre. Real Estate Housing in this area can be expensive due to the proximity to the city and the attractiveness of the area. Units/flats are common and will range from $350-600+ per week rent for a one bedroom unit. Houses are uncommon, as space is at a premium; however house rentals can fetch upwards of $1000pw on the rental market. There are a range of accommodations available. Flats/Units can be older (1970s build) and be larger but without the modern amenities ie: double glazing, air conditioning, updated kitchens. Alternatively there has been a spate of high rise new builds which are more compact (1 bed around 50m2) but have all modern amenities. Most of the new build apartments have gyms, pools and other communal services. If you are in the market to buy; $800,000 will buy you a nice one bedroom apartment in a convenient location, whilst $1M + is the starting point for a house.
Can anyone recommend a good dentist in Melbourne CBD, Richmond, South Yarra or Prahran area? Not that keen on full-on, hard-sell cosmetic treatment dentists - I'm looking for very good, painfree dentistry, pleasant dentist, reasonably priced, trustworthy. Cheers.:elvis:
Hello hello, First post ever! :biggrin: Currently living in the Midlands in the UK and just been offered a great opportunity in Melbourne. Visa's etc will fortunately all be getting sorted so we are lucky that we don't have to worry about getting these arranged but would really appreciate any advice regarding areas to live, schools, living in Melbourne, what to bring over/ what not to bring over and generally starting from scratch on the other side of the world! We are a young family; husband and wife in their 30's with a 10 year old and an older teenage daughter. Would appreciate any help! Things are now starting to move very quickly and it looks like we will be over before the end of the year.:twitcy: