The place to be, Highett has taken over the Bayside suburbs with its edgy café strip and stylish wine bars.
A suburb that almost lost its place on the map, Highett has fought back with the reinvention of Highett Village, the Livington Street Community Centre and the Farmers Market at William Fry Reserve.
A great family community with Waves Leisure Centre for the gym fanatics and swimming enthusiasts, Highett Reserve with its archery and fly casting pool and loads of sporting clubs including HIghett Football Club, Highett Tennis Club, Highett Cricket Club and Highett Bowls Club.
You can get a great steak at the Buckingham International, or enjoy a Highett pub meal tradition at the RSL Club. Burger Boss is one of the great burger joints in the entire city and there are too many cafes to choose from in the Village.
When Highett lost its vigour in the 1990s, the Kennett Government closed its primary school and only offered St Agnes Primary School to the locals. Many children from the area go to Sandringham East Primary School, Beaumaris North Primary School, Moorabbin Primary School or Black Rock Primary School. Sandringham Secondary College has its junior campus on Bluff Road with its senior campus not too far away near the corner of Bay & Bluff Roads.
Enjoying a balance of cosmopolitan high-rises along the railway mixed with 1920s, inter-war and mid-century family homes, Highett is one suburb that’s making a dent in our lifestyle landscape.