Glen Iris Suburb Review (Melbourne, Victoria)

Glen Iris is a leafy suburb rich in history, schools, parks and family-friendly real estate. The suburb is just 10 kilometres from Melbourne's CBD and a popular choice for property investment.

Glen Iris is part of the city of Stonnington and is well known for its great shopping and lifestyle precincts, parks, historical architecture and the Gardiners Creek waterway. Glen Iris has lush reserves, parklands and leafy streets.

Camberwell, Ashburton, Malvern and Toorak, Glen Iris all border Glen Iris. The area is popular with professionals, families and retirees and is in the demographic centre of Melbourne.

Most sought after properties

Most sought after properties:

Glen Iris is full of post war homes, art deco apartments and town houses as well as many contemporary family residence & apartments, which have been built recently.

Most common properties

Most common properties:

Glen Iris gets its unique character from the fact that it was developed from farmlands and pastures, and so retains its spacious 'garden suburb' vibe, but there is a mixture of Art deco apartments, 50’s & 60’s brick homes and streets filled with 60’s and 70’s apartment blocks.

Top amenities

Top amenities:

Stonnington Council provides numerous services and facilities including libraries, swim centres, sports grounds catering for the 50% of the residents under the age of 35.


Local industry and business:

There has been strong growth in the local retail sector and the area enjoys a variety of services including health care, sport & leisure, a wealth of shopping options etc.

Recent changes

Recent changes:

The suburb of Glen Iris has seen an influx of housing developments which were aimed at improving the dynamic and character of changing times. With the introduction of new and retention of old there is a good sense of proud community amongst home owners.

Best streets

Best streets:

Summerhill Road, Toorak Road, Ventich Street, Bath Road, Hope Street and Gardiner Parade just to name a few.

Public transport

Public transport:

Being so close to Melbourne's CBD, Glen Iris features a healthy selection of trams, buses and trains servicing the immediate area, all within short walking distance via the main arteries.

Main arteries

Main arteries:

Malvern Rd, Toorak Road, Burke Road, Warrigal Road and High Street are the major roads of Glen Iris.

Buyers Agents

Buyers Agents in Glen Iris

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