Chelsea is thriving, and it’s easy to see why.
An influx of younger people and families over the past few years has brought a new vibrancy to our beautiful beachside suburb.
We know we’re biased, but we think Chelsea and the surrounding suburbs are Melbourne’s best place to live. Here are 11 things we love about this area:
The community spirit
The demographics are changing, as more first- and second-home buyers discover the area’s many charms and value for money.
But one thing that hasn’t changed is the friendly, close-knit community. Walk down the street and you’ll see people stopping for a chat, or loyal customers dropping to say hello to their favourite shop or café owner.
We’ve been involved in many community and fundraising events and never fail to be amazed by the support shown by locals – if there’s a call for help, people come running.
The perfect location
Close to the beach and on the doorstep of the Mornington Peninsula, but still an easy commute to the Melbourne CBD – Chelsea really does tick all the boxes when it comes to location.
Want a day out? Go to the city, visit a winery or day spa on the peninsula, or stay close to home – the choice is yours!
The clean, golden sands of Chelsea are unparalleled – in our humble opinion, this stretch of coastline on Port Phillip Bay is home to Melbourne’s best bayside beach.
This huge park – which has been voted number one in Victoria – is a great gathering place for children and adults alike.
It has an amazing modern playground, lots of walking trails, barbeque areas, an outdoor gym, and a new skate park courtesy of a recent $1.4 million upgrade.
The sporting facilities
Sport is a favourite pastime around here, and there’s plenty to choose from. Footy rivalries are strong among clubs in the region, so Chelsea Football Netball Club (aka Chelsea Seagulls) is fiercely supported locally.
Netball, cricket and soccer clubs are also booming.
Then there are the golf clubs like Sandhurst and Edithvale – and we’re lucky enough to have Melbourne’s prestigious sandbelt courses right on our doorstep.
The Patterson River launching ramp is one of the busiest in Australia – people from all over Victoria come here to get their boats into the beautiful waterway and Port Phillip Bay.
Fishing is a popular activity year-round, with flathead, snapper and brim in good supply.
The foodie scene
As the number of younger people moving into the area has increased, so too has the demand for decent coffee and a great meal.
Chelsea’s foodie credentials were cemented earlier this year when the Melbourne Street Eatz food truck festival came to town for the first time.
The transport links
Peninsula Link, Frankston Freeway and EastLink make it easy to get around, whether it’s locally or further afield to the Mornington Peninsula or Melbourne CBD.
Chelsea train station provides regular links to the city in under an hour.
The choice of schools
With local schools like St Joseph’s School, Chelsea Primary School, St Bedes and grammar schools in Mentone, families are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a great education for their children.
The shopping strip
You name it, Chelsea has it – from everyday services and major grocery stores to boutiques, specialty stores, cafes and restaurants, you never have to go far to get what you need.
Homes, sweet homes
Whether it’s an apartment, townhouse, house with a big backyard or a development site, Chelsea really is ripe for the picking.
There is a huge variety of properties available, with prices spanning first-home buyer range to million-dollar-plus.
Buyers get good value for money too, with excellent returns when they resell.
Want to talk to us about buying in Chelsea? Contact us below.