Suburb Story: Middle Park
Nestled between Port Phillip Bay and Albert Park Lake, Middle Park is an alluring seaside locale.
Nestled between Port Phillip Bay and Albert Park Lake, Middle Park is an alluring seaside locale. The affluent neighbourhood situated just four kilometres south of Melbourne’s central business district, is renowned for its accessibility, peaceful tree-lined streets and is home to some of the finest preserved terrace houses and Victorian architecture in Melbourne. There’s plenty on offer in this vibrant suburb, surrounded by eateries, boutique shopping, the foreshore, parks and fine schools.
Justin Holod is a pivotal part of the Marshall White team and proudly operates in the Middle Park region. His passion for the area is unsurpassed and his local knowledge unbeatable. Justin says the value of real estate in Middle Park has continued to increase at a steady rate, due to the inherent qualities of its incredible location and picturesque surrounds. ‘Middle Park is a smaller suburb perfectly positioned between the beach and the city that has a warm family feel. The quaint suburb is saturated with substantial period residences combined with modern architecture that makes your daily trip through the streets of Middle Park unforgettable.’
Armstrong Street, known by locals as ‘Middle Park Village’, is brimming with boutique shopping and a bustling café scene. Local fashion destination Filly and Mare showcases an eclectic mix of local and international designers. Owner Lauren Nicholls travels to fashion weeks in Paris, New York and London to source the beautiful apparel found in her store, which has been established as a favourite among both locals and Melbourne’s best dressed.
A short stroll down the street is the delightful Victorian Wine Centre, the brainchild of Sam Silva, who sources quality local produce and fine wines. Step inside and be taken on a culinary journey, operating as both a bottle shop and wine bar, this is the ideal spot to share in delectable Italian cuisine and sip on premium wine with good company.
‘Middle Park is a smaller suburb perfectly positioned between the beach and the city that has a warm family feel.’
Not far away, local institution Hot Honey is a bustling café complete with a laid back atmosphere and a breezy bayside location. A cosy fireplace makes this vibrant eatery a great place to enjoy some delicious food and coffee year round.
Part of a strict heritage conservation area, new developments are sympathetic to the prevailing style, driving up real estate prices dramatically. Justin notes, ‘There is so much period charm and character. Every home is so different with each having its own unique finish and feel.’
Middle Park is a great place to purchase property, with excellent transport links, access to fine schools such as Middle Park Primary School, and the surrounding parks including Albert Park and Gasworks Art Park. For more information on homes in Middle Park, contact our Port Phillip office.