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Suburb Spotlight: Mount Eliza
‘We’ve recently seen a huge influx of clients relocating to Mount Eliza, and the Peninsula more generally,’ said property manager Jacqui Nicholson. ‘People are looking for a calmer, slower paced life compared to the inner city.’
Recently, Melbourne residents have been increasingly leaving the inner city and choosing to move to less urban areas, both as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in search of a more relaxed lifestyle.
Mount Eliza, a seaside suburb on the Mornington Peninsula 50km from the city centre, is proving to be an incredibly popular choice for tenants. ‘We’ve recently seen a huge influx of clients relocating to Mount Eliza, and the Peninsula more generally,’ said property manager Jacqui Nicholson. ‘People are looking for a calmer, slower paced life compared to the inner city.’
While Mount Eliza might feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of inner Melbourne, it’s also attractive as an option for commuters. The Peninsula Link provides an accessible route to the CBD, with public transport being another readily available option, thanks to express trains running from nearby Frankston.
A key component of Mount Eliza’s appeal is its many beautiful beaches. ‘Mount Eliza has so many hidden beaches, it’s a bit of a local secret,’ Jacqui says. This picturesque stretch of Victoria’s coastline provides an array of hidden coves and bays perfect for swimming, lounging and bushwalking. Local favourites include Canadian Bay Beach and Sunnyside Beach, but there are many more both in Mount Eliza and the surrounding suburbs.
Nature lovers also flock to the Mount Eliza Regional Park, comprising both the Lakeside Picnic area and Moorooduc Quarry, which incorporates a flora and fauna reserve great for serene nature walks. It’s a favourite weekend spot for families in the area, thanks to its playgrounds and areas for dog walking, barbecues and picnics.
A key component of Mount Eliza’s appeal is its many beautiful beaches. ‘Mount Eliza has so many hidden beaches, it’s a bit of a local secret,’ Jacqui says.
Mount Eliza also benefits from a thriving dining and retail precinct. Mount Eliza Way, the central shopping strip of the suburb, showcases fantastic local produce from the area as well as local designers and retailers. Foodies are also in luck, with highly regarded local eateries including The Girl & Bull, Dashi and Ad Hoc offering an excellent selection of dining options.
The area is proving most attractive to families. ‘The majority of renters looking to come to Mount Eliza are looking for family homes, in particular with views of the beach and in close proximity to the area’s many quality schools,’ says Jacqui. Excellent options for both public and private schooling are available, including Mount Eliza Primary, Mount Eliza Secondary College and Peninsula College. Empty nesters and retirees also seek out Mount Eliza for its tranquility and bayside feel.
If you’re looking for a seaside haven away from the action, with its own thriving culture and breathtaking natural landscapes, Mount Eliza is waiting for you.
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