7.4 out of 10

Downshire Road, Elsternwick

-37.8854132505 145.007320306
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5


I think the old saying of what to look for in terms of buying real estate "location, location, location", sums up Downshire Road perfectly. There is a tram at the end of the road which will take you to St Kilda Beach for a swim, a train station within about 700m to take you to the city and a bus one street away to take you to Chadstone for a bit of major mall shopping. Of course, if you prefer you could always venture to Nepean Highway to head up the coast or Dandenong Road into the city by car. Having an amazing mix of homewares stores, boutiques, delis, bakeries, restaurants and cafes within 3 minutes walking distance on Glenhuntly Road is perfect and if you fancy cooking at home, but forgot that vital ingredient, Coles is open 24 hours a day for your convenience also within 3 minutes walking distance. The street is filled with mainly old character homes, from the stately to the more humble, with a scattering of contemporary houses thrown in for good measure. The street is very quiet due to traffic not being permitted to turn into the street from Glenhuntly Road, so it's also safe for kids and pets. Lots of renovations happening along the street, which is always a good thing. Great neighbours, friendly neighbourhood, cosmopolitan, cool vibe. Caulfield Grammar and Melbourne Grammar within easy reach.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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