Located just 5 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD is an active and popular suburb called Prahran.
Prahran can be described as a mini city that has a range of cool things that suits a range of different lifestyle such as, eating out, grabbing a cup of coffee, visiting bars that offer a huge range of craft beer and clothing stores that offer a range of clothing styles that will suit you for your day out, all of which can be found on one of Melbourne’s popular streets; Chapel Street.
Prahran is a suburb that continues to showcase many significant architectural buildings for the public, such as historic terrace houses and renovated Victorian cottages. New apartments are currently being built for those people who would rather live in a modernised property.
What Prahran Has To Offer:
Visit the local Market:
With many of us concerned with eating healthily, Prahran Market is the place to fill your basket full of fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet types of sausages, hams and salami’s, and of course grabbing a bit to eat, in one of Australians oldest fresh food market.
Get down to Chapel Street in Prahran and browse all the new fashion designs that are available to purchase, or get down to browse antique accessories that could be used to furnish your household.
Median house Price: $1,434,645
Median unit value: $528,295
Average weekly income: $1086
Average listing duration: 32 days for houses; 91 days for units
Price growth: House prices increased by 30.7 % in three years. Unit prices increased by 3.63 per cent in three years,
Rental returns: Average house, weekly median rent of $560. Average unit weekly median rent of $260.
Prahran has a number of cool activities to keep everyone physically active, including dance centres, aquatic centres, tennis courts, yoga studios, skate parks and many gyms at an affordable price. However, if you choose to relax with a few friends, the Grattan Gardens and the Victoria gardens is a place for you, as there are large grass areas for you to kick a soccer ball or to throw a Frisbee with your family.
Places to Eat
Prahran is the place to be if you wish to select some of the best restaurants that Melbourne has to offer. With the selection of foods such as, pizza, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek or simply just a burger. Whether you want to fine dine with your partner, or just to grab a quick bit with your best friend, Prahran can suit your needs.
If you are really into Chinese food, David’s is one of the most popular choice by consumers that offers a number of interesting foods with the recipes that have been passed through generations. However, if Italian sounds right for you then make sure you visit Ladro TAP, where internet reviews have indicated that they offer some of the best pizzas in Melbourne.
Hospital and Healthcare
The Victoria Clinic is the only private hospital located in Prahran, however there are several medical clinics including ; Airlie Women’s Clinic and High Street Medical Clinic. Other healthcare services are available in Prahran such as optometry, dental, physio, podiatry and orthopaedic.
If you are ever wondering of finding some sort of transport to Prahran, it is recommended to take the following tram routes: 5, 6, 64, 72, 78 and 79.
There is a train station in Prahran that runs on the Sandringham line,
Education and Childcare
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is the only primary school located in Prahran, however there are number of education centres, such as, Prahran Community Learning Centre, adult education centres, and many language and music schools.