SPOTLIGHT ON ST KILDA, AUSTRALIA

Apr 24 2012 / 10:06 am Was written by Atwell & Co. Comments Off

Melbourne’s inner southern suburb, St. Kilda, has many cultural and entertainment attractions that make it an ideal destination for tourists and people looking for a new home. The suburb is home to a diverse population of people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. The many cultural activities and centres in St. Kilda cater to the diversity of visitors and residents.

St. Kilda offers an arts and crafts market that has run since the 1980s. This market takes place every Sunday on the Esplanade. The ever popular St. Kilda Festival is attended by over half a million people each year. The Melbourne Underground Film Festival also has venues in St. Kilda each year.

The St. Kilda ‘Espy’ is one of the legendary landmarks, home to many concerts or perfect for Sunday afternoon drink. Luna Park is the city’s most famous landmark; an amusement park that features a famous “Moonface” entryway.

Swimmers enjoy the St. Kilda Beach located on Port Philip Bay. The bike and walking path along the beach front is popular with exercise enthusiasts all year round. For those looking for cafes and shopping, you can visit Acland and Fitzroy Streets, the suburb’s restaurant and shopping precinct. St Kilda is home to AFL team, St Kilda Saints.

The suburb boasts an impressive and eclectic mix of architectural styles. St. Kilda has a variety of Victorian era terrace homes, Edwardian homes as well as many areas of modern development. St. Kilda is home to many gardens and parks. There are the community gardens like the Veg Out Community Garden that allow residents a small plot of land in which to express themselves. Some of the other gardens located in the city are St. Kilda Botanic Gardens, Catani Gardens, and O’Donnell Gardens. The city is also home to the Corroboree Tree which is an Indigenous Australian landmark. The tree is a 400-700 year old red gum eucalyptus that was a ceremonial place for Aboriginals.

A few of the schools located in St. Kilda are St. Kilda Primary School, St. Michael’s Grammar School and the Christian Brothers College. Transportation in St. Kilda is provided by trams and buses. St. Kilda is home to approximately 16,000 residents.

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