Selling points: Located bay side, 20km south-east from Melbourne's CBD, Beaumaris has a great community village feel with a beachside lifestyle. With excellent primary schools, it is also within zone and in close proximity to the highly respected Mentone Girls Secondary College and numerous prestige private secondary schools. The area is affluent with many families, together with a large population of elderly, still in their own homes.
Most sought after properties: A large number of older homes on good-sized blocks selling for land value ($700-$950,000), which are popular for new homes or multi-site development purposes. Also, new townhouses and smaller homes targeted to elderly downsizers.
Most common properties: Large contemporary double-storey homes, together with ‘40s and ‘50s older style weatherboards.
Top amenities: High quality public schools; Mentone Girls Secondary College, prestige private school precinct; the Concourse shopping village and Seaview shopping strip; a number of up market boutiques; highly prized tree lined streets; plenty of parks and ovals and a vibrant café scene, combined with a very special, laid back community spirit.
Local industry and business: Most residents are commuters to the city.
Recent changes: Many large new homes are popping up, replacing the ‘50s bungalows
Best streets: Between Balcombe Rd and Beach Rd is prime real estate, with prices increasing towards the beach. The other side of Balcombe Rd, close to Sea View shopping strip, is also popular.
Public transport: There are a number of bus routes and Beaumaris is just a few minutes from Cheltenham or Mentone train stations and only 10 minutes to Sandringham train station, which is the last stop on the line and renowned for its safety.
Main arteries: Beaumaris has the benefit of being tucked away from major thoroughfares, providing a truly village feel, while being just five minutes from the Nepean Highway, en route to the CBD. Alternatively, the scenic Beach Rd will take you all the way to Mornington Peninsula in the south, or Port Melbourne, towards the CBD.