melbourne : St Kilda East Accommodation

St Kilda East is a quiet residential suburb a short 6 km drive in a south easterly direction from the Melbourne CBD, adjacent to the bay side suburb of St Kilda. St Kilda East has a very diverse music and arts scene, with many alternative lifestyle people living in the area. Although it is very close to St Kilda, in many ways it is a world away.

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About St Kilda East

St Kilda East is located 6 km south-east from Melbourne’s Central Business District in the City of Port Phillip.

St Kilda East is one of the more culturally diverse and most highly populated suburbs of Melbourne. It has a high profile Hasidic Jewish community. St Kilda East is a quiet and friendly residential suburb next to the famous St Kilda.

Carlise Street is the hub of the alternative community in St Kilda East, and it has a distinctive arty community and a large part of Melbourne caf culture hangs out in this eclectic area. The famous Red Stitch Theatre has its home in the suburb where Chapel and Dandenong Streets intersect. It is a professional theatre company and has regular seasonal performances open to the public.

On the architectural front, St Kilda East is decidedly 1960’s, with many 60’s style apartments and blocks of flats. There are quite a lot of old churches and other places of worship in the suburb, which adds a little history to the area, including the 770 Jewish Synagogue and St. George’s Uniting Church, well worth a stroll by.

Monk Bodhi Dharma and The Galleon Caf are 2 well favoured cafes. Monk Bodhi Dharma is also a specialty coffee roastery and has exquisite coffee. Just follow your nose.

The Sandringham Train line will take you where you need to go and connects at Flinders Street Station to other lines servicing most of Melbourne. As well, St Kilda East has the tram route on Carlise St, Chapel Rd, Dandenong Rd and St Kilda Rd.