Suburb: St Kilda
Categories that St Kilda ranks in the top 25 for are culture, cafe, buses, employment, walkability and proximity to the coast. The suburb doesn’t do well however on proximity to schools, particularly in terms of secondary education, and its crime score is among the 10 worst in Melbourne.
Located 6 km south of the CBD, St Kilda is well-known for retail and entertainment districts such as Acland Street and Fitzroy Street and is easily accessible by a number of trams. Its housing stock includes larger houses from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, with flats and apartments from the 1950s and 1960s. The area is a popular destination for visitors from outside Port Phillip, with features and attractions such as the Palais Theatre, the Astor Theatre, the Espy Hotel, Luna Park, the Esplanade, Blessington Gardens and St Kilda Beach. St Kilda is home to a number of annual festivals and events, including the St Kilda Festival, the St Kilda Film Festival, the Global Garden Party and the Pride March.