Port Melbourne

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Located 5km est of Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 13,293 (2006 census). Port Melbourne covers a wide area and charts an interesting historical time line clearly evident in its diverse architecture.  In the exclusive residential pockets around Bay St shopping strip and Edwards Park, period homes dominate fetching high property prices rippling off the adjoining suburb ‘Albert Park’.  However Port Melbourne – once a heavily industrial suburb – still acts as a busy transport hub.  Parts of the West Gate Free-way and City-link are located in Port Melbourne (including one end of the West Gate Bridge).  The famous Station Pier is home to the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ ferry service, and a stopping point for luxury liners visiting Melbourne. There are distinct localities in Port Melbourne all of which have evolved individual charactures – Fishermen’s Bend – to the west & largely industrial in nature, Garden City centrally located with period housing arranged around a garden area,  and Beacon Cove – a fairly recent development built on an old industrial site around the bay and pier, featuring high density high rise apartment blocks.


Amenities:

Schools;

Port Melbourne Primary School

Port Phillip Specialist School

Transport;

Melbourne tram route 109 and an extensive bus network

Shopping;

Bay road is the main shopping strip featuring fancy boutiques, restaurants and cafes as well as grocery and convenience stores.


House Styles:

Streets in the older residential parts of the suburb are narrow, tree lined, and populated with period homes mainly single or double fronted Victorian & Edwardian styles. Double story town houses have replaced some of the older homes and in the newer districts high rise modern apartment blocks dominate the area.


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