8.6 out of 10

Prahran

Ranked 150th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8521489430146 145.000077321495
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Aug 09, 2016

"Great place to live!"

This is a great suburb to live in. The Prahran end of Chapel Street is my favorite end with top quality cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. Also incredibly convenient with loads of public transport options available taking you anywhere you want to go. A great atmosphere all around so if you like getting amongst the action there is no better place to live.
Pros
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Cultured
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"One of the best suburbs ive lived in...."

dsiofudsoiu
dsiofudsoiu Agreed! Hit's the sweet spot between the chic' of Windsor and the loudness of South Yarra
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+

"Trendy, busy and expensive suburb."

I went to school in Prahran. It's a busy, trendy suburb. It gets quite congested and parking is not very good. It's close to chapel st, so there are a lot of pretentious, arty type people around that area. It's very cosmopolitan. Not so good for young families, especially those on a budget, because most young families are priced out of Prahran. It's mainly a professional people suburb. Lots of little cafes and bars and boutique stores around that area that appeal to yound trendy people. Prahran also has lots of gay people.
Pros
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Cultured
Cons
  • Parking
  • Congestion
  • Cost of Living
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Upmarket and fashionable"

Sitting on the edges of Melbourne’s CBD, Prahran is a bustling suburb ideal for professionals and families. Filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, bookstores, clothing stores and music shops, the area is also home to many delightful hidden gardens. It has an upmarket and fashionable reputation and plays host to a large collection of brilliantly architectured buildings. Trains and trams both service Prahran and property in the area consists mostly of Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses, the average cost of which is around $700,000. Prahran’s 10,000-strong population are just a stone’s throw from areas such as South Yarra, Armadale, St Kilda and Windsor.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
amy11
amy11 I have to disagree that Prahran is good for families with kids. There are very few kids in Prahran, as most families are priced ot of the market or decide to go to the more family friendly places in the suburbs. I think its best for kids to be raised around other kids for socialization, so its best for families to go to the quieter family friendly areas.
2yrs+
MelbGal
MelbGal The demographic of the area is changing, professionals are having kids and extending
their homes to stay in the area given the amenities available and they don't want to give up the lifestyle to live further away in the suburbs.
Nov 04, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent place"

Good friends of mine live here and this suburb just buzzes with life. Love the night life here and just great cafes to enjoy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quality - top place for entertainment or taking it very easy"

Great place to be.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything, this is a real gem"

Shops close by, a good number of restaurants and cafés and nice and close to the city makes Prahran one of the premier inner city locations in Melbourne.
It is a friendly area and a great spot for young professionals, couple and families alike. For the young families it is a safe and quiet area and for the young couples and singles there are plenty of places to gte out and about. It’s a matter of choosing the right street in the area to suit your needs.
Easy access to the city and chapel street make for a great spot to get out and have a night out or a lovely meal.
The area is also well serviced by public transport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Prahran

1

Chapel St

3.5/5
"Chapel St is my favourite place to live"
-37.8517745688 144.9934140408

Unranked Streets in Prahran

Greville St

2.5/5
"Hipsters Abound. And Free Wifi @ Candy with your Coffee"
-37.848386795 144.9846167572

Charles St

2.5/5
"Wonderful location for singles, childless couples or executives"
-37.8490185875 144.9891929839
"Nice, quiet, friendly area of Prahran"
-37.8580515127 145.0044379661
"Quiet professional neighbourhood. Many long term residents and being very narrow no passing traffic."
-37.8558760974 145.0046292114

A'Beckett St

4.5/5
"Fantastic place to live"
-37.851565 145.009405

MacKay St

4.5/5
"LIfestyle AND Location"
-37.8497630781 145.0001212866

Porter St

2.5/5
"Mix commercial & residential. Very noisy."
-37.848917 144.99015
"Good for small families."
-37.8567606069 145.0074022682
"Close to everything!"
-37.8520307009 144.9950532862