Located 10km east of Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 7660 (2006 census). Canterbury is a beautiful residential area characterised with wide tree lined streets and grand period style mansions on large blocks of land (600sqm+) including Victorian, Edwardian, Federation and English gabled designs .
One of the most expensive and exclusive suburbs of Melbourne, Canterbury attracts high prices particularly in the ‘Goldern Mile’ area located around Mount Albert Road. The demographic is weighted toward older more affluent residents with facilities well catered toward the 50+ age group.
Located next door to Camberwell, Canterbury is close enough to benefit from the extensive shopping facilities Burke Rd has on offer, however Canterbury’s shopping strip is on Canterbury and Maling Rd displaying an abundance of period architecture, and relaxed atmosphere which has earned its ranking as one of the top five shopping strips in Melbourne.
Streets attracting the highest prices are those that link Canterbury Road to Monnt Albert Rd. These include Alexandra Avenue, Monomeath Avenue, Victoria Avenue, and Hopetoun Ave.
Parkland is abundant – Canterbury Gardens being a notable stand out. The suburb is also home to a number of prestigious private schools which rank amongst the best in Melbourne. A great location to live, or invest.
- Camberwell Grammar School,
- Camberwell Girls Grammar School,
- Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College,
- Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School,
- Camberwell High School
- Canterbury Primary School.
Transport – Canterbury, and East Camberwell train station
Shopping – The shopping strip is located on Canterbury Rd and Maling Rd around Canterbury train station. Maling Rd has been voted in the top five shopping strips in Melbourne. A pedestrian area, lined with period architecture, small boutique fashion stores, restaurants and coffee shops.
Grand period style mansions on large blocks of land (600sqm+) including Victorian, Edwardian, Federation and English gabled designs . Most of the stock is detached housing – many of the older homes have been renovated or demolished and replaced with quality town houses. There are a smaller number of high rise apartment blocks, however due to the older demographic demand tends to be weighted toward low maintenance single level town residences.