Located 31km from Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 4992 (2006 census). An attractive, small, bay side suburb characterised with post war brick veneer, and weatherboard housing and larger blocks of land (600sqm +) The white sandy beaches are the highlight of Bonbeach, and stretch down the western coast into the neighbouring suburbs. The southern end of the suburb links to Patterson River with numerous water activities on offer. Here you’ll find the Wannakladdin Wetlands and Patterson River country club which are popular attractions for residents and visitors.
Most residents are owner occupiers, however a larger number of residents rent here compared to the bayside suburbs north of Bonbeach closer to the city.. A limited number of shops line the Nepean Hwy around the station where speed limits drop to 60km/hour. There is only a small immigrant population in Bonbeach – 75% of the residents are Australian Born (2006 census).
Bonbeach is a suburb often over looked by buyers, or only noted as a ‘cut through’ on the way to Frankston and other coastal regions. However residents in Bonbeach report the area as having not only one of the best beaches in Melbourne, but also one with a lovely atmosphere reminiscent of a seaside tourist resort. The property market in this area is fairly tightly held and house prices have performed well over the last few years.
The train station, Nepean Hwy and East link Freeway ensure those needing to commute in and out of the CBD have easy options to do so. It’s probably not the area to concentrate on if you’re looking for a vibrant night life, however house prices will be underpinned by its close proximity to the bay, attractive landscape, and train station. Due to the increasing popularity of Bonbeach, it’s considered a good area for developers and investors looking for land with the potential for subdivision.
Main Schools –
- Bonbeach Primary & Pre-School
Transport – Bonbeach train station.
Shopping – Shopping Strip is located on the Nepean Highway that runs through the centre of Bonbeach
Most of the housing stock in Bonbeach is post war in style – weatherboard and brick veneer 3/4 bedroom detached houses on blocks of land 600 sqm +. The area is undergoing slow gentrification and renovations and new buildings are gradually gaining prominence. Two bedroom villa units are generally the choice for first home buyers and down-sizers (typically 6-8 sharing a block). A smaller number of 2 bedroom apartment blocks can be found located around the train station and shopping strip (1970’s & 80’s style). On streets close to the bay, over looking the water, newer developments are gaining popularity.