Cheltenham is an enormous suburb spanning from the golf links to the west and DFO shopping to the east, the industrial estates to the north and the 1920s period beauty in the Golden Triangle to the south.
Cheltenham is home to one of Melbourne’s landmark shopping centres: Southland. Crossing Nepean Highway with its impressive shop-filled two-level overpass, Southland is a mecca of food, fashion, film and fun for the whole family.
Recently opened, the new Southland train station and the Southland bus interchange is the central hub for public transport users in the Bayside and Kingston council areas.
Cheltenham is also renowned for its championship golf courses including Royal Melbourne Golf Course, Victoria Golf Course and Cheltenham Golf Course in the rich green belt intertwined with nature reserves, sports grounds and family homes.
Cheltenham is home to many schools, including Cheltenham Primary School, Cheltenham East Primary School, Le Page Primary School, Kingston Heath Primary School, Cheltenham Secondary College and Our Ladys Catholic School.
The Charman Road shopping precinct has great eateries, pharmacies and services, and there are shops in Bernard Street, Warrigal Road, Farm Road, Cavanagh Street and Follett Road if you want to support the locals instead of the Westfield and DFO conglomerates.
Sports clubs include Southern United Hockey Club, the Cheltenham Baseball Club, Cheltenham Football and Cricket Clubs, and the Bowls Club. The Sandringham Family and Leisure Centre is home to a great basketball community, swimming pool, gym and sports clinics.
Cheltenham has an eclectic mix of the community that’s both warm and welcoming.