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Balwyn Suburb Profile

Balwyn is a prestigious and highly sought-after suburb in Melbourne’s east, with private schools,  tree-lined streets and historic homes proving to be major drawcard.

Balwyn is a pretty, hilly suburb 10kms east of Melbourne. It has always been regarded as a prestigious area, full of exquisite period homes, but there are also some beautiful gardens glistening in Balwyn’s crown. It’s a pleasant, relatively quiet area with a gorgeous cinema and some lovely cafes.

You’ll find that many established families and couples still call Balwyn home. With the private school factor a major consideration for those with children, Balwyn’s many trams and relative proximity to the city makes it a viable home for many young, independent people too.

Balwyn has a gentle pace – there’s no neon here, but the showstoppers are the incredibly beautiful period homes and the well-maintained public parks and gardens in the area. Whitehorse Road is where you’ll find most shops, cafes and amenities, including the Balwyn Cinema –find a charming  cafe nearby for a glass of bubbles, before settling in to the French Film Festival, an annual event at the Balwyn Cinema.

Balwyn is well serviced by multiple tram lines and good bus networks, ideal for students getting to and from the nearby schools, both public and private.

Balwyn’s homes are an enviable array of historic mansions and warm, roomy, period homes perfect for families. You’ll also find examples of Art Deco architecture in the area, as well as luxurious modern homes with aquamarine pools, elegant townhouses and retirement units perfect for empty nesters, and some sleek, ultra-modern apartment complexes perfect for the more independent  who like that designer look.

This information has been sourced from realestate.com.au