Selling points: Mt Eliza is a prestigious suburb, sought after by successful people looking for luxurious homes and larger land sites, views, etc. Prices range from $800,000 up to $8 million. Well-known business identities and famous people have made Mt Eliza home, including Hugh Jackman and Paul Mercurio, who are regularly seen in the Mt Eliza Village.
Most sought after properties: Homes close to the beach or with views are in high demand.
Most common properties: Large homes on large blocks, featuring pools and tennis courts.
Top amenities: Mt Eliza is characterised by a quaint village atmosphere with numerous cafes, restaurants, organic grocers and clothing boutiques. It is bordered by Port Phillip Bay and pristine beaches, yacht clubs and Life Saving associations.
Local industry and business: Mt Eliza has no major industry and has a very small shopping precinct with cafes and restaurants dominating the strip, plus a few clothes shops, travel agents and two small supermarkets.
Recent changes: Mt Eliza has largely remained untouched for the last 20 years. There is little room for expansion in the shopping area and no available land, so apart from some refurbishment of shop fronts and the occasional knock-down and rebuild of residential homes the area has changed very little.
Best streets: The best areas are close to the beach and properties that have bay views.
Public transport: Mt Eliza only has a bus service into Frankston each 1.5 hours or so, but Frankston has the train from the CBD direct to Melbourne and also a very comprehensive bus service to most parts of suburban Melbourne.
Main arteries: Mt Eliza is a five minute drive on the Nepean Hwy into Frankston and the Freeway system; or you can continue on the Nepean Hwy into Melbourne City or bay side suburbs.