With boutique shopping, fine dining, lively cafes, prestigious schools and magnificent parks, South Yarra embodies luxurious inner-city living, centred around Toorak Road, the original beating heart of the area, and Chapel Street. You’ll see heritage mansions sitting pretty alongside opulent new apartments in this hilly, tree-lined riverside suburb.
South Yarra introduction
Independence is the name of the game in South Yarra. Young singles flock to the area for the Chapel Street lifestyle, while more mature people enjoy the Toorak Road vibe alongside older residents who are South Yarra born and bred.
Life in South Yarra can be a lush affair, and definitely one that can be tuned to fit your demographic. Chapel Street bustles with boutique browsers and a booming nightlife, while Toorak Road is a more classic, restrained strip of high-end stores and restaurants and stores, and Domain Road is a quiet enclave of parkside cafes. Movie lovers can go blockbuster at the Jam Factory or independent at the small, lavish Como Cinema.
Just two train stops from the city, South Yarra is well-serviced by trams, trains and buses, and home to some of the city’s most prestigious schools and prettiest parks.South Yarra’s streets are lush and leafy and its architecture can be nothing short of dazzling. It’s home to many historic mansions as well as more modest, but equally gorgeous, Victorian terrace houses.Along Alexandra Avenue you’ll find Hollywood-style old Art Deco flats, while those wanting something more up-to-the-minute can settle into one of the many contemporary apartment complexes blooming in the area. South Yarra is the best of many worlds – inner city yet spacious with expansive parks and leafy streets, established on Toorak Road and yet thriving and contemporary on Chapel Street. With its street-side eateries and easy access to public transport, this riverside suburb is the ideal base for independent people of all ages.
South Yarra summary