Striking the perfect balance between bayside living and suburban ease, Aspendale in Melbourne’s south-east has a year-round holiday vibe and a community-minded attitude that families find hard to resist. From lush parklands to a laid-back beach, this quiet, easy-going suburb has a small-town feel with all of the conveniences of being within an hour of Melbourne city.
Iconic with its colourful bathing boxes, the calm waters of Aspendale are a hotspot for swimmers, especially during the warmer months. Another much-loved part of Aspendale lifestyle is the parklands and nature reserves sprinkled throughout. From the walking trails around Browns Reserve to Yammerbook Nature Reserve to the sporting grounds that host weekend sports; AFL, tennis, golf, and cricket, to name a few.
Another big drawcard for families is the quality schools in and around Aspendale. Plus, the quiet leafy streets lined with family abodes, but it’s the waterfront properties with uninterrupted views of the bay that are the most highly prized. A small row of shopfronts sits around Aspendale Train Station (which has commuters to Melbourne CBD within an hour), while cafés and eateries offer convenient quick bites. When locals are craving a wider variety, they need only head into neighbouring Mordialloc, which has a broader selection of bars, cafés, restaurants and grocery stores.
Aspendale’s community feel, seaside setting and serene parkland are just some of the reasons why people are looking to this beachside suburb for a home by the bay.