Why the locals love living in Elwood.

Elwood and its bordering suburb of St Kilda saw the first wave of European migrants needing a safe place to call home. It’s since transformed and is now a highly desirable suburb for young professionals, families and downsizers alike.

As real estate buyer agents, we are familiar with many suburbs across Melbourne. One of our favourite aspects of Elwood is the wide tree-lined streets and the fact this little gem of a suburb sits on the sandy shores of Port Phillip Bay.

The Ormond Road precinct has all the amenities needed for a local village. It’s an alluring, vibrant community with a spirit that you can feel when you’re in the area.

Parks & Gardens in Elwood

Elwood isn’t just a suburb; it’s a playground for those seeking a balance between tranquillity and urban energy. From Elwood Beach’s sandy expanse to Elsternwick Park’s sprawling greenery, every corner of this vibrant locale beckons with opportunities for relaxation and outdoor adventures. Port Phillip Bay is on the doorstep of Elwood; it remains inundated on weekends in the summer. It’s one of the many reasons the locals love living in Elwood.

The Point Ormond Playground now caters to all ages and abilities with new accessible play equipment – including Beacon-style play structures and a wheelchair-accessible carousel, BBQ areas, a picnic shelter, more trees, and an improved path network linking the playground to the Bay Trail and Beacon Hill Lookout.

Dining and Eatery Choices in Elwood

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary odyssey along Elwood’s culinary boulevard. Ormond Road is not just a street; it’s a gastronomic journey where cafes, restaurants, and eateries serve a delightful fusion of flavours. From cozy brunch spots to international delights, Elwood invites you to savour the diverse tastes that delight its dining scene.

Elwood Bathers
Miss Alex & Co
Little Sunflower Cafe
Arlo Elwood
Plain Sailing Elwood
BeachShack Elwood
Lark Coffee
Tickled Pink- Elwood

Elwood’s Transport Options

Trams and buses weave seamlessly through its streets, connecting residents to the pulse of Melbourne’s city life. If you need a train line, you can easily walk across to Elstrenwick or Ripponlea train stations as they both border Elwood to the east.

The real transport adventure lies in the pedestrian-friendly pathways and scenic cycling routes offering leisurely exploration.

Schools within Elwood

Elwood is more than just a picturesque locale; it’s a nurturing environment for educational excellence. Explore the reputable primary and secondary schools that add an educational layer to this coastal community’s vibrant tapestry.

Elwood Primary School
Elwood College
St Columba’s School
Yesodei HaTorah College

Elwood’s Real Estate Market

If you’re buying property in Elwood, be mindful of the flooding zones. Elwood has canals that have flooded in the past. You can learn more by clicking on this link. The last major flood was in 2016.

Edwardian and Californian bungalows are popular in Elwood. You will find a few Victorian homes, but now more modern, contemporary new builds and townhouses exist.

If you are a first-time home buyer, you can find older Art Deco apartments or larger 1960s- 70s-style apartments—the rarer the apartment’s features, the higher the demand. If you are considering buying an apartment in Elwood, we highly recommend that you aim for one that offers a large outdoor balcony! Alternatively, if you can find an apartment with a large outdoor courtyard, this will help with long-term capital growth.

According to the REA, the median property prices over the last year range from $2,232,500 for houses to $657,500 for units.

Have a look at a few recently SOLD homes in Elwood;

9 Bendigo Avenue, Elwood, Vic 3184

10 Byrne Avenue, Elwood, Vic 3184

24A Bendigo Avenue, Elwood, Vic 3184

If you’re searching for a family home like the ones featured above, please contact our buyer agent team. We have access to pre- and off-market properties and can, through our 40+ years of experience, add immense value to your home-buying journey.

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