9.3 out of 10

Chelsea

Ranked 19th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.0519087694152 145.117277627098
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  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 22, 2018

"Accidentally our forever home"

We moved from Caulfield with the intention of moving to Mentone or Mordialloc at the furthest, and by chance we moved to Chelsea. What a blessing in disguise. We know all our neighbors down most of our road, and everyone says hello. The shopping strip has everything we need within walking distance - butcher, newsagents, pharmacies, bakers delight, a woolworths, many thriving cafes, banks, fish and chips, burgers, thai, vietnamese, indian...I could go on. People are geneuinly friendly and helpful here, many families moving into the area. An abundance of local schools to pick from. This is all not even mentioning the beach. The beach! Golden clean sand, calm, not many people, and right beside a huge palyground - Victory Park. We also have a library, Community Centre, Activity Centre, Bicentennial Park, Skate park.... Chelsea it seems is the new south east beachside local
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 07, 2018

"Beautiful Beach Lifestyle"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5
Oct 19, 2018

"Chelsea"

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 15, 2018

"A safe, family-friendly area where people say 'good morning' as you pass in the street with amazing amenities & good public transport."

I lived in Chelsea for a few years and commuted in and out of the city every day for work. I found it was always really good for public transport. It takes about 45 minutes on an express train to Flinders St at peak hour both ways. You won't get much better in terms of housing affordability, a bayside location and proximity to the city (31km) than Chelsea! There are also numerous bus routes through Chelsea- one to Dandenong and another all the way to Airport West.

I'd describe Chelsea as an up and coming neighbourhood that is getting increasingly popular with young families and young professionals buying their first homes.

The highlight amenities and features that attract people to Chelsea include:
Chelsea Beach- very picturesque with beach boxes dotted along, a pier and the surf isn't too strong so it's safe for kiddies!
Cafes & restaurants dotted along the main strip on the Nepean Hwy- great for brunch and too many takeaway options to list. There's also a Cheesecake shop & gelateria.
Everything you need shopping wise- Woolworths, NQR, op shops, butchers, two bakeries, a pet shop, newsagent, chemist, $2 shops, three hair salons & a jeweller. But you're not too far (20mins drive) from Southland Westfield if you crave bigger stores like Myer, Kmart and Village Cinemas.
Parks & recreation- There's a local football & cricket club, tennis club, community garden, bowling club and pony club. Bicentennial Park has a great playground, skate park, dog park & BBQ facilities, extensive walking and bike trails around Edithvale Wetlands, bird watching and there are several gyms.
Fantastic schools- St Joseph's primary, Chelsea primary and Chelsea Heights primary is 5 mins away. Cornish College is just down the road too. There are two dance schools and a karate school. You're only 10mins from Monash Uni Peninsula campus.

There's a country club with golf course in the neighbouring suburb Bonbeach and you're only 30mins off wineries in the Mornington Peninsula.

All in all, Chelsea is the whole bayside lifestyle package!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 25, 2018

"Not quite there..."

Has potential but not there yet. Streets lack any sort of greenery, no stand out education options, proximity to questionable suburbs makes it prone to undesirable blow through types and if proximity to the city is of relevance public transport can be a problem (serviced by one train line only). Location in regards to beach is both a blessing and a curse, beaches are nice, influx of weekend visitors dramatically reduces the relaxed lifestyle of the area.
Pros
  • Beach
  • Has potential
  • Cheap
Recommended for
  • Retirees
inxs
inxs what a ridiculous rating considering your comments and ratings on other surrounding suburbs.
Why is public transport a problem? tell me any other suburb 30km from the city that have any other option apart from a train line to the city? To be picky there is actually a bus route that could take you another train line, pretty much like any other mid-range suburb.
No stand out education options? Chelsea PS and a catholic junior school?
Better infrastructure and services than most of the surrounding suburbs.
For some reason Chelsea is singled out for being near some other questionable suburb?
Bonbeach is closer to the "questionable suburb" which I assume is Frankston.
One could say the CBD is questionable suburb really.
Jun 06, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Has everything you need!"

I've lived in Chelsea 9 years nearly and it has Woolworths, little shops, cafes & restaurants , beach, hotel, library, police station, primary schools, post office, newsagency, train station and Bicentennial Park ect. It's a nice middle class suburb. They say if you invest in a good area you should double your investment after 10 years and I have done that with the unit I purchased. Chelsea has great infrastructure and most importantly a friendly vibe.
Pros
  • Beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"terrific place to retire or live with a family"

chelsea is a great place to live. It has a very community based atmosphere. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in australia, they are safe for kids and great for water activities. It is like being on a permanent holiday
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good suburb for families."

Good suburb for families.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great neigborhood. Plenty to do."

Everything you need within walking distance. The beach is beautiful. Plenty of parks and playgrounds. Good variety of shops. Great running/bike tracks to Patterson Lakes and the wetlands.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A kid friendly area"

This area is great especially for kids. that great combination of wonderful parks and a great beach, what more could you want?
Definitely a great spot to raise a family, good sized blocks on safe streets with parks close by. Let them run.
Its easy enough to get to the city by public transport or in the car. There are a couple of train stations in the area making it easy to get on the train to where you need to go.
There are plenty of good shops close by to get the essentials. But Southland isn't far away.
The area is home to some good schools as well as kindergartens and childcare. Add to that playgroups and play centres and you'll never want to leave.
However, if you're after masses of top restaurants and nightlife this isn't the spot to be.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Chelsea

Golden Ave

4.5/5
"Close to playgrounds, the beach, Patterson River and the wetlands..what more could you want?"
-38.05691 145.12227
"Just Perfect"
-38.0447752242 145.1181879366

Elsie Gve

4.5/5
"A friendly street, near the beach, wetlands, quality shops and great for young families""
-38.0440887902 145.1153602383
"Nice for family with kids."
-38.0555532627 145.1195949555