7.3 out of 10

St Kilda East

Ranked 298th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8655963180128 145.000822338989
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Everything is off the honor system, for better & for worse"

Imagine going into a time portal to pre-WW2 Europe, St Kilda East is known for its large Hasidic Jewish community. Now, the pro's are massive, everything is based off the honor system. So if you love a safe area where the people are very trusting, religious & generally pretty kind, not to mention good capital growth. St Kilda East can be a sensational area to live. On the other hand, it is so easy to steal stuff or take advantage of gullible unsuspecting locals (like I can't stress enough, the honor system). If your a hardcore religious person of any non-Abrahamic faith, I'd also strongly recommend to steer clear of this suburb.
Pros
  • Low crime rate
  • Honor System
  • Inkerman St. shopping strip
  • Lifestyle
  • Parks
Cons
  • Gullible people
  • Honor System
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A quiet little pocket of creativity and possibilities."

St Kilda East is a fantastic little pocket of parks, cafe's, train stations, art deco apartments, houses and town residences full of artistic and professional types. St Kilda East sits between the Nepean Highway and Orrong Road and is bordered by Dandenong Road to the north and Glen Eira Road to the south. It's the precinct also known as Balaclava. The best coffee in Melbourne can be found on Carlisle Street along with a great variety of dining options. It is impossible to get bored in St Kilda East. There are beautiful parks, playgrounds, quirky shops and the beach is a twenty minute walk. It's a family friendly neighbourhood, although at night there is a more colourful side of life that emerges. All walks of life live in harmony in St Kilda East. I've lived in St Kilda East for around 7 years and I love that it's quiet but full of opportunity and creative people with positive energy. It's very friendly and very eclectic. Oh, did I mention the best coffee in town is in St Kilda East?
Pros
  • Lifestyle
  • Coffee
  • Parks
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers