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St Kilda West
St Kilda West is located 5 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District. It is bounded in the west by Port Phillip Bay, in the north by Fraser Street, in the east by the former St Kilda railway line (now tram route 96) and in the south by a line generally along West Beach Road, a block north of Fitzroy Street.
It is a primarily residential area characterised by a mix of medium density terrace housing and flats, dating from the turn of the century to modern hi-rise apartments along the foreshore and closer to near Albert Park. The suburb's community and commercial facilities (including schools and shops) are located in nearby suburbs.
The area of St Kilda West was formerly a large swamp, which was drained in the early 1870s to facilitate the development of housing, which was laid out in regular grid plan and subdivided in stages. Tree-lined boulevards were planned for Mary Street and Park Street along which late Victorian and Edwardian terrace housing proved popular.
St Kilda West Post Office opened around March 1879 (from 1886 until 1970 it was known as St Kilda Railway Station office).
St Kilda West was originally part of the City of St Kilda.
Trams connected the area to St Kilda and Melbourne on 31 October 1925. It was connected by tram, which originally ran along Mary Street and Beaconsfield Parade. On 8 November 1959 the track along Mary St and Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West were abandoned in favour of a short extension along Park Street to Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, route 112's current terminus. The railway reservation along Canterbury Road was sold off in the 1990s for townhouse development.
House Styles: Apartments, Art Deco, Edwardian, modern townhouses
Best known for: Beaconsfield Hotel, Catani Gardens, Canterbury Flats, West Beach Bathers Pavilion, Cowderoy Dairy, St Kilda War Memorial, Newman House
Nearby Shopping Centres/Strips: Esplanade Craft Market, Fitzroy Street, Acland Street, Barkly Street, Pran Central
Popular Cafés/Restaurants: Andrew’s Hamburgers, Mart 130, The Point, Nshry, Misuzu’s, Kamel, Jock’s Ice Cream, Middle Park Hotel, DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar, The Petty Officer
Train Stations: Windsor Station
Tram Routes: 112, 96
Parks: Catani Gardens, Johnson Reserve, Jacoby Reserve, Cummins Linear Reserve, Albert Park, Cleve Gardens
Schools: St Kilda Park Primary, Middle Park Primary, Albert Park College, Elwood College, Wesley College, St Michael’s Grammar,
Surrounding Suburbs: Albert Park, Balaclava, Elwood, Melbourne, St Kilda East, Windsor
Median House Price: $1,245,000
Median Unit Price: $476,000
Local Government: City Of Port Phillip