Gary Peer & Associates Prahran
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Described as a groovy, foodies enclave where grunge and glamour meet, Prahran is the suburb to live if you want restaurants, club and theatre at your fingertips. Located 5 kilometres south-east of the CBD, it is perfectly positioned for a sociable lifestyle with its entertainment options and close proximity to the city and the beach. It is home to Chapel Street’s mix of upscale fashion boutiques and cafés as well as to Greville Street, once the centre of Melbourne’s hippie community with its many bars, cafés, restaurants, bookstores, clothing shops and music shops. The average age of people living here is 20 – 39 years old.
Prahran takes its name from Pur-ra-ran, a compound of two aboriginal words, meaning "land partially surrounded by water", in 1837 by George Langhorne. The proximity of the Yarra River and a swamp to the southwest (Albert Park Lake is the remnant) explains that description.
Prahran features many small gardens scattered throughout the suburb, which are largely hidden. The former Greville Botanical Gardens, now "Grattan Gardens", are off Greville Street, on Grattan Street. Subdivisions have caused incursions to what is now a narrow strip, with a playground and heritage pavilion. The Princes Gardens are a small garden, which features the "Chapel Off Chapel", an old church converted into a theatre, as well as the Prahran skate park, home to the best skateboarding facilities in Victoria. Victoria Gardens, off High Street, is a Victorian era garden, with a main space consisting of a circular row of London plane trees and an angel statue. The Orrong Romanis Park is the largest park in Prahran. The Prahran Market is also a great place to pick up supplies of fresh fruit, flowers, meat, fish and Deli produce.
House Styles: Victorian and Edwardian Terraces, ultra-modern apartments, renovated old school emporiums, Art Deco and mid-century mansions
Nearby Shopping Centres/Strips: Chapel Street, Greville Street, Pran Central, Prahran Market, Jam Factory, Como Centre
Popular Cafés/Restaurants: Tall Timber, Hobba, Mr Miyagi, Oscar Cooper, Saigon Sally, Hanoi Hannah, Colonel Tan’s, Third Wave, Bistro Thierry, Tokyo Tina, David’s, HuTong Dumpling Bar, Parlour Diner
Train Stations: Prahran Station
Tram Routes: 5,6,64,72,78
Parks: Orrong Park, Lumley Park, Romanis Reserve, Victoria Gardens, Toorak Park, Brookville Gardens, Victory Square, Princes Gardens, Armadale Reserve
Schools: Toorak Primary, Armadale Primary, Stonnington Primary, South Yarra Primary, Malvern Central School, Melbourne High, King David, Loreto Mandeville Hall, St Michaels, Laurison, Yeshivah, Beth Rivkah, St Catherine’s, Wesley College, Chirst Church Grammar, Melbourne Girls Grammar, Scotch College,
Surrounding Suburbs: Armadale, Caulfield, Hawksburn, St Kilda East, Toorak, South Yarra
Median House Price: $1,210,500
Median Unit Price: $570,000
Local Government: City of Stonnington