The suburb of Kew is One of Melbourne’s Timeless Suburbs

A buyer agent from Melbourne checking a house in Kew suburb.

Situated gracefully in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Kew stands as a living canvas, portraying the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and captivating landscapes. This suburb seamlessly combines a sense of community, lush greenery, and a thriving culinary scene.

This article will delve into the history, transportation, dining experiences, renowned cafes, parks and outdoor spaces, schools, and real estate that collectively make Kew a unique and highly sought-after suburb.

Kew’s Real Estate Appeal

The real estate landscape in Kew consists of a mix of period Edwardian and Victorian homes, modern townhouses, and apartments characterise. The suburb’s appeal lies in its leafy streets, proximity to amenities, and sense of community. 

SOLD signs are the punctuation marks in Kew’s real estate value; here are some properties that have found new owners;

20 Valentine Avenue, Kew, Vic 3101
1 Glendene Avenue, Kew, Vic 3101
75 Charles Street, Kew, Vic 3101

Suppose you’re looking for a home like the ones featured above? Our team have access to pre and off-market properties and can add immense value to your home-buying journey. 

Transport Convenience in Kew

Kew’s strategic location ensures convenient access to Melbourne’s central business district. The suburb is well-connected via public transport, with tram routes traversing the area and bus services linking it to neighbouring suburbs.

Additionally, the Eastern Freeway provides a quick way for car commuters. Check the official Public Transport Victoria website for real-time information on public transport options.

Kew’s Outdoor Setting

One of Kew’s standout features is its commitment to green spaces. The expansive Studley Park’s scenic Yarra River frontage provides an ideal setting for picnics, leisurely walks, and cycling.

Main Yarra Trail Kew is also famous among locals for hiking activity. (Photo source: Supplied)

Kew’s Heritage

Kew’s history dates back to the mid-19th century when it was initially established as a haven for the wealthy elite seeking respite from bustling city life. The suburb’s Victorian architecture and tree-lined streets reflect its heritage, with landmarks like the historic Kew Asylum and Studley Park Boathouse offering glimpses into the past.

Kew’s culinary delights

Kew has evolved into a gastronomic hub, boasting various dining options catering to diverse palates. From trendy brunch spots to upscale dining establishments, Kew offers a culinary journey for food enthusiasts. Some must-visit cafes include the following;

Kuche, Kew East
Dawson Eatery & Bar
Sparechair Cafe
Ora Kew – Cafe
Di Parsia Pasticceria Caffe
Frank & Harri

Schooling Opportunities in Kew

Kew is renowned for its excellent educational institutions, attracting families seeking quality schooling options. From prestigious private schools like Xavier College to well-regarded public schools such as Kew High School, the suburb offers diverse educational choices. 

Here are the top schools in Kew;

Kew East Primary School
Carey Baptist Grammar
Trinity Grammar School Kew
Methodist Ladies’ College
St. Anne’s School
Ruyton Girls’ School
Genazzano FCJ College

In summary, Kew seamlessly combines its historical beauty, convenient transportation options, diverse culinary experiences, green oases, top-notch schools, and attractive real estate opportunities. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or a nature enthusiast, Kew has something to offer for everyone, making it a truly distinctive and desirable suburb in the heart of Melbourne.

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