Glen Iris Suburb Profile
Transport and Schools
If you like to be in close proximity to the CBD but don’t want all the bright lights and glitter that go with it, you might enjoy Glen Iris where the lifestyle is quieter and there are many picturesque pockets to be discovered at your leisure. With the Monash freeway so accessible and 2 Train Stations within Glen Iris, you can be in the heart of Melbourne in less than 20 minutes. Sacré Cœur and Korowa Anglican Girls' School are both within easy walking distance of Glen Iris station, adding to the appeal of these well regarded schools.
Shopping and Dining
Living in Glen Iris allows you to choose from a wide range of shopping and dining venues. There is the Tooronga Village Shopping Centre which has a Coles and specialty shops, as well as some fantastic cafes, restaurants and bars. You are also in close proximity to Chadstone Shopping Centre, Burke Road Camberwell and a short train ride away from Glen Waverley which offers a wide array of restaurants and a large entertainment complex.
Parks and Recreation
For those who thrive on physical activity and spending time in the outdoors, there’s the Harold Holt swim centre which houses indoor and outdoor pools, and a gym. The Gardiners Creek Trail runs for approx. 17kms allowing those who wish to walk, run or cycle a safe and scenic route to do so, as does Ferndale Trail which runs between the green open spaces of popular Ferndale Park and Nettleton Reserve.
The range of homes is widespread; there are beautiful tree lined streets that offer large period homes on generous allotments, as well as charming Californian Bungalows and fine examples of Art Deco architecture. For those looking for apartment living you can take your choice between new, ultra-modern blocks or some of the original builds from the 1960s. For something in-between, there are units and townhouses which are perfect for younger couples or downsizers.
If a central location with a slower pace sounds appealing, come and explore Glen Iris and see firsthand what’s on offer.