Family-friendly Moorabbin is a quiet achiever in Melbourne’s south-east. It’s easy-going with everything you need, be it the conveniences of Moorabbin’s business parks or the beaches of Hampton and Sandringham. Then there’s Moorabbin’s pulsing AFL culture, homely streets that come complete with picket fences and well-kept yards, plus handy transport links.
Moorabbin has two sides – the commercial areas in the west of Moorabbin and the neighbourly streets to the east. Moorabbin’s business parks are expansive, catering to big business (Coca-Cola Amatil) and small business (car mechanics and sports academies) alike. But cross over Chesterville Road, and Moorabbin takes on a decidedly different feel with homely streets, large parks, quality schools and a shopping village that’s overflowing with storefronts that cater to everyday needs.
Homes that hail from the 50s and 70s line the streets that back on to Bricker Reserve and Moorabbin Reserve, which has playing fields that are at times the training grounds for the St Kilda AFL team. Several schools are sprinkled throughout, and sporting clubs (AFL, athletics, and cricket to name a few) all have a presence here. But what wins over many locals is its proximity to the bayside suburb of Hampton – a trendy and relaxed neighbourhood with a holiday vibe that Moorabbin locals make the most of, especially during the summer months.