Beaumaris

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Located 20 km south-east from Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 12,441 (2006 census). An attractive bayside suburb located just south of Black Rock and Cheltenham. Beaumaris emits a relaxed outdoor lifestyle well suited to retires and families due to the facilities on offer, such as ample park land, schools, beach walks, golf courses,  and detached housing on blocks of land ranging from 600 sqm upwards.  The area has an exclusive nature due to the high property prices with a large proportion of residents over 50 years of age. The Royal Melbourne Golf Course is located in Beaumaris and ranks as one of the best golf courses in the world. Ricketts point is a popular beach in Beaumaris with fishing facilities, however due to the waters in this area falling into a marine protected zone, activities are restricted. The concourse shopping square located on reserve rd has a distinct touristy feel.  It’s home to a range of popular restaurants and coffee shops including The Lobster Cave which attracts visitors from out of town.  Other convenience stores can be found on the Balcome Rd shopping strip which links to the neighbouring suburb Mentone, and a larger strip on shops on Beach Rd at the end of Martin St, over looking the bay.  Most residents are owner occupiers with a small population renting. Housing is predominantly detached. Most residents rely on private transport in Beaumaris and demand for public transport is not a high priority for buyers looking in the area.  There is no train station in Beaumaris – the closest stations are Sandringham and Mentone.  However there are currently 4 bus services operating in the area which access all neighbouring suburbs and can get you to the local major shopping mall in Cheltenham (Westfield Southland) .  If you can see past this one diminishing factor, Beaumaris is a hard area to over look and in consistent demand as rising property prices contest.


Amenities:

Schools –

  • Beaumaris Campus of Sandringham Secondary College
  • Beaumaris Primary School
  • Beaumaris North Primary School
  • Stella Maris Primary School (Catholic)

Transport –

4 Bus services – 600, 825, 922, 923

Shopping –

‘The Concourse’ – located on reserve road, touristy in nature with nice restaurants, boutique stores and coffee shops. The Seaview shopping strip on Balcombe Rd – mostly convenience and grocery stores with some coffee shops and eateries, and Beach Rd shopping strip (located at the bottom of Martin St) which has a wider selection of shops and cafes over looking the beach.


House Styles:

Most of the housing stock in Beaumaris is post war in style, with grander homes making an appearance as the older properties have gradually been renovated or replaced to suit the growing affluence of the community. Spacious 2 bedroom villas and single level town houses are popular due to demand from down-sizers. Newer side by side double story town houses are also becoming increasingly common as land is gradually subdivided. A small number of apartment blocks (1970/80’s) are located close to beach and the shopping areas, however they are not in high demand due to the absence of a train station (which is usually high on the priority list for renters and apartment dwellers).


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