Chelsea is located 30km south east of Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 6694 (2006 census). Chelsea is a bayside suburb particularly attractive to those who relish an outdoor life style – Chelsea beach and Bicentennial Park are popular attractions for visitors during the summer months. As with all the bayside areas, the beach and sea views beckon buyers and homes opposite the bay attract the highest prices. The amenities on offer aren’t quite as exclusive as those found in bayside suburbs closer to the city – such as Sandringham, Black Rock, and Hampton – the shopping strip is relatively small and the demographic is generally made up of a lower social economic group with a significant proportion of residents over the age of 60. However the recent population surge has encouraged new families into the area and therefore it’s expected that the suburb will continue to show improvements in its retail and real estate landscape.
The Settlers Tavern greets visitors as the enter Chelsea on the Nepean Highway. It’s the major bayside venue in the area providing good family meals and entertainment. However this is perhaps the pinnacle of Chelsea’s night life, and residents looking for more action head south towards Frankston’s town centre.
- Chelsea Primary
- Chelsea Heights Primary
- Chelsea Kindergarden
- Chelsea Heights Kindergarden
- St Joseph’s Primary
Chelsea train station and bus services 902 and 706.
Chelsea’s shopping strip is located on the Nepean Highway with a small number of retail outlets, coffee shops, restaurants and a Woolworths supermarket.
Chelsea real estate is generally post war in style on blocks of land roughly 600 sqm in size. Subdivisions are growing increasingly common with single and double story town houses built to meet the demand of new residents moving into the neighbourhood. High rise flats and small villa units are generally located close to the shopping strip and train station.