Located 41km from Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 34,457. (2006 census) Frankston is largely a suburb of owner occupiers with. It’s split into three areas – North Frankston, Frankston central and Frankston South. Frankston south commands the highest property prices. Olivers Hill is located in the south with stunning views of the bay. Properties in this area – particularly those that capture the views – command high prices and generally have larger land sizes. However in stark contrast, those located on the flat lands towards the north, market to families looking for affordable housing priced below the city median.
The suburb has a poor reputation with crime, although this is improving as a younger generation moves in. A lot of money has recently been spent improving the shopping centre and facilities. St Kilda Football club has also moved into the area (into the neighbouring suburb of Seaford) and it’s expected this will attract positive attention in Frankston’s direction.
Schools; (12 primary schools, 4 secondary schools – including ..)
Frankston High School
Mount Erin College
John Paul College
Peninsula Campus of Monash University
Frankston Railway Station, and a number of bus services. (Road access into the city is good with options including the Nepean Hwy, and Frankston Fwy which links to the East Link Tollway)
Frankston CBD has the largest shopping district with Cinema complexes, restaurants and cafes, which are located in and around the Bayside Shopping Centre. Other shopping districts include Centro Karingal further towards the south in Karingal
Most of the housing in Frankston is post war in style – most from the 1960’s and 70’s – made from conite, fibro, weatherboard or brick veneer. Many are old housing commission homes. Some are renovated, others have been demolished to make way for new town houses. Large mansion styled homes are found on the cliff tops closer to the bay in positions that capture the best views. The streets are wide and tree lined.