St Kilda has grown up, and the local residents are super passionate about their area. They will stand up and fight for it if they have to. Bohemian and retro types fit right in, and so do those that love constant action. They will constantly protest if they disagree with a new development taking shape.
Once upon a time, St Kilda was a honeymoon destination until it became prostitution and drugs central in the 70's. Popular Australian rock band The Hunters and Collectors played many a gig here in launching their music career in the 80's.
The Sunday markets along The Esplanade
There are no excuses to be bored. There is so much to do to stay entertained in this area. Acland and Fitzroy Streets have plenty of gastronomic feasts on offer.
Although the intelligent types have given the area a good name, however some hard core drugs and prostitution can still surface - combined with homelessness.
Beautiful chill out spots too
St Kilda is to Melbourne as Kings Cross is to Sydney.
What St Kilda is known most for:
St Kilda Beach
Trendy cafes, bars and restaurants.
The finishing line of the City2Sea annual fun run event
Old school cake shops
A large population of Jewish descent
The Saints AFL Football Team
Tree lined streets
Always something hip and happening - festivals left, right and centre.
Sunday markets along The Esplanade
Show me heavenly
Who lives in St Kilda:
Live music fans
Young people - late 20's to early 40's
Live music fans
St Kilda is 'home' to old style art deco apartments predominantly, although newer low rise apartments with balconies are also holding up.
Buzzing Acland Street
Vibe:Let's catch up, eat and philosophise.
Acland Street is cake heaven too
If St Kilda was a food it would be:Lentil Burger.
If St Kilda was a cartoon character it would be:Sylvester and Felix The Cat.
If St Kilda was a shoe it would be: Dr Martens Boots and Birkenstocks.
Parking: A challenge. If you're a local you don't need a car. With service improvements to tram route 96, you're home and hosed. In fact, tram route 96 is the fastest tram route in Melbourne.
Transport: Serviced by multiple tram routes with St Kilda Road as a gateway. The busiest and most popular tram route is route 96 that terminates at Acland Street, and then heads back to East Brunswick.
Distance from the CBD: 6km
Nearby areas: Elwood, Balaclava, Middle Park, Albert Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.