South Yarra Overview
South Yarra is one of Melbourne's oldest and most affluent inner-city suburbs, bordered by the Yarra River and Richmond to the north, Prahran to the south, Toorak to the east and the CBD to the North West.
South Yarra has been heralded as the most liveable suburb in the most liveable city in the world - Melbourne.
Located just 3.4km from the Melbourne Central Business District, our house/apartments are in unique and often breathtaking residential landmark buildings in the very heart of the city's most cosmopolitan suburb.
South Yarra Train Station is located almost at the door or a very short walk to most of our short stay homes/apartments, transporting you to the Melbourne CBD in less than 6 minutes. An abundance of transportation options including road, train and tram effortlessly connect you to broader Melbourne.
The northern end of South Yarra meets the Yarra River and surrounding parklands which are home to Melbourne’s world-class sporting venues such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, AAMI Park Stadium and the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre.
Shopping, fashion, dining and entertainment are the main features of South Yarra's extensive commercial precinct. Busy Chapel Street is lined with exclusive retail outlets, cafes, clubs, the popular Jam Factory entertainment complex, the Como Centre and Vogue Shopping Plaza. Commercial Road, which divides South Yarra from Prahran, is home to more retail shops, the Pran Central Shopping Centre and the iconic Prahran Market with its large selection of gourmet foods and fresh produce. Toorak Road is home to restaurants and many stylish fashion retailers featuring the best of local and imported goods.
Many of South Yarra's residential areas consist of attractive tree-lined streets. There are several historic mansions, including Como House which is open to the public, clusters of terrace houses and apartment buildings.
South Yarra has a large selection of open space and parkland for visitors and residents. The largest areas of parkland are along the Yarra River and also Fawkner Park along South Yarra's western boundary. Smaller parks, many with kids playgrounds, can be found dotted throughout the suburb.
The meandering Yarra River forms the northern boundary of South Yarra. The shady Alexandra Avenue follows the path of the river and beside it is the Capital City Trail walkway and bicycle track which is part of a 32 kilometre loop around Melbourne's inner suburbs. The Yarra River is lined by continuous parkland and panoramic views of the city and riverfront can be enjoyed from the several bridges which cross the river into Richmond, including Church Street Bridge, Hoddle Bridge at Punt Road and the pedestrian-only Morell Bridge.