A charming inner-city
community favoured by Melbourne’s well to do, picture-perfect Armadale is
adored by locals and visitors. Tree-lined, luxurious and leisurely, this
idyllic suburb has one thing that sets it apart from the rest – its world-class
shopping strip. Home to some of the best boutiques in Melbourne, High Street
has become the go-to for fashionistas across the city.
delightful homes and the kind of neighbourly feel that families just can’t get
enough of – there’s a reason Armadale is so well loved by Melbourne’s
established set. Add to that a convenient inner-city location and a buzzing
café and shopping scene, and there’s not much left to be desired. In fact, the
only thing Armadale lacks is nightlife – but that’s all part of its charm.
artery is the thriving High Street shopping strip and what was once the domain
of bridal stores and upmarket antiques has seriously upped its game. In fact,
High Street is now home to a veritable who’s who of local and international
designers. You name it, they’ve got it. In addition, it still plays host to the
beautiful wedding dresses and collectors’ items that first made its name.
The area’s luxe
feel is exemplified by the beautiful National Trust-listed Kings Arcade, while
more low-key shopping errands can be run just around the corner on Glenferrie
Road. Complemented by a booming café scene (offering everything from the
strictly organic and gluten-free to the sugar-laden and deep-fried), Armadale
certainly has a whole lot going for it.
The immaculate period
homes and stately historic mansions that are scattered throughout Armadale are
large and well appointed. Gardens are flourishing, and pools and tennis courts
are an expected addition. Kooyong Road is particularly impressive, and boasts
some of the city’s most distinguished properties. Needless to say, houses in
Armadale don’t come cheap. Contemporary apartments offer a slight change of
pace, while smaller terraces and flats round out the mix. Refined yet
family-friendly, living in Armadale is a charming prospect.