Anchored on the famous Chapel Street, between glamorous South Yarra and hipster Windsor, Prahran is an easy-going blend of the two with an unmistakeable flavour of its own.
Prahran is a lively, L-shaped suburb that straddles the retail spine of Chapel Street and the grand boulevard of Dandenong Road. Commercial Road features mega nightclubs, glossy restaurants and gourmet Prahran Market, while Greville Street is a villagey strip of cafes and boutique stores, and High Street is student central.
Living in Prahran can be a whirlwind of fun, which is why so many young independent people call it home. Mature singles love the gourmet lifestyle it offers, living happily alongside older, lifelong residents.
Prahran’s location – close to the city, close to St Kilda Beach, bang in the middle of swish South Yarra and hip Windsor – makes it the perfect place for people who want to get out amongst it. Serviced by train and several tram lines, it’s quick to get to and get around.
Restaurants and cafes abound on Chapel, High and Greville Streets, from student pubs to slick bistros like the Gramercy under the art-filled Cullen Hotel. Antique lovers can score at the Chapel Street Bazaar, food lovers can dive into Prahran Market and night owls can hit the clubs on Commercial Rd or the Chapel off Chapel theatre complex.
Chapel Street is home to fantastic old retail emporiums (look above the shop windows), and its dense network of narrow side streets is full of characterful Edwardian and Victorian terraces.
Large complexes of designer apartments are also plentiful, while the small patch of Dandenong Road that falls within Prahran boundaries offers leafy apartment living in Art Deco and mid-century mansions.
With an ideal inner-south location, Prahran is a social village ready to welcome both young and mature singles into its lively enclave of cosy terrace houses and shiny new apartments. With excellent restaurants, clubs, cafes, markets and public transport, you can really let the good times roll in Prahran.