Located 10km south east of Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 23269 (2006 census). 24% of the Glen Iris population is employed in the fields of property, finance and business sectors. The suburb covers a wide area, with the most expensive real estate falling close to the central areas around Burke St. Streets are wide and tree lined and the suburb has a distinctive residential feel. Glen Iris is the current centre of population for Greater Melbourne – however with the population expanding this is likely to shift into Malvern. Some features of the suburb include the Harold Holt Swim Centre and verious parks and ovals including Hartwell Sports Ground, and Ferndale Park.
Camberwell South Primary School,
Glen Iris Primary School,
St Cecilia’s School,
St Roch’s Catholic Primary School,
Sacré Cœur School,
Korowa Anglican Girls’ School
Caulfield Grammar School Malvern campus.
Gardiner and Glen Iris train station
Tram routes operating along Burke Rd include 5, 6, 72 and 75,
Two bus services also operate in this area (612, 734)
The Glen Iris Village shopping centre is located on High St around Glen Iris train station. Other shopping strips can be found on Malvern Rd and Tooronga Rd, with the closest major shopping mall in the neighbouring suburb Chadstone (Chadstone Shopping Centre)
Housing is mostly detached and many are grand in their physical aspects. Period Edwardian and Victorian styles are common as well as Californian bungalows. Properties are located on large blocks of land roughly 600sqm in size. Down-sizers benefit from a range of single level town houses on an increasing number of subdivisions, and flats and units are common towards the shopping areas and main roads.