Welcome To The Neighbourhood: Port Phillip

Albert Park Lake

Port Phillip is not only home to our Buxton St Kilda and Buxton Port Melbourne offices, but it is one of Melbourne’s absolute lifestyle havens, attracting people across Victoria, and Australia wide. While it is known for iconic attractions including Luna Park, St Kilda Beach, Princes Pier and Albert Park & Lake, there are so many more reasons why locals have made the move and plan to stay in the vibrant Port Phillip area.

Port Phillip is located between 2-8 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD in Melbourne’s inner-south, and is home to popular suburbs including St Kilda, Balaclava, Elwood, Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. Our Buxton St Kilda and Buxton Port Melbourne offices have the privilege of helping many house hunters find their perfect property in this wonderful area which attracts so many people from different walks and stages of life.

In this article, we take a closer look at the many lifestyle benefits that this vibrant area has to offer, and why you should consider making the move.  

Entertainment & Recreation

With a lively social scene full of great entertainment, festivals, markets and attractions, there is so much on offer for residents and visitors to enjoy in Port Phillip. The Palais Theatre, Luna Park, St Kilda Twilight Markets, South Melbourne Market, shopping along Bay Street, and the Gasworks Art Park are just some of what is on offer in this popular area. Just as vibrant in the evening as it is during the day, you will always be surrounded with a buzz of activity with so much to do and see while exploring and enjoying the area.

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Food Culture

Port Phillip is filled with amazing cafes and restaurants that can accommodate any mood, cuisine or craving. Feel like fine dining? Donovan’s in St Kilda is the perfect spot for you. Can’t get enough of cheese and wine pairings? Milk The Cow near Albert Park & Lake has you covered. Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Korean, fusions, burgers, health food, the list goes on! You’ll never tire of the selection the area has to offer, making it a fantastic neighbourhood to live in if good food is high on your list of lifestyle criteria.


Life By The Water

Life by the water sure is sweet, and if having the beach at your fingertips is something that attracts you to an area, then Port Phillip is the place for you. With magnificent beaches that stretch across Elwood, St Kilda, Middle Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne, along with the gorgeous Albert Park & Lake, the water couldn’t be closer and more appealing. Morning runs along Beach Road or twilight walks around Albert Park & Lake sound pretty perfect to us.

Albert Park & Lake


Port Phillip is known to have a diverse range of properties for house hunters to select from. Apartments, townhouses, Victorian and period homes, modern masterpieces and family homes all attract a wide variety of residents to the area. Whether you’re a renter, first home buyer, growing family, downsizer or investor, you are bound to find the perfect property for you in the area (especially when you enlist the assistance of our amazing Buxton St Kilda and Buxton Port Melbourne offices.)



Primary, Secondary, public or private – there are so many excellent schools right across the Port Phillip area. St Michael’s Grammar SchoolWesley CollegeMiddle Park Primary SchoolElwood College, and St Kilda Park Primary School are just some of the well-known schools to reside in Port Phillip. If you have a growing family or are planning ahead, Port Phillip have fantastic schooling options that residents can consider.

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Our real estate agents across Buxton Port Phillip are the local area experts that help vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants achieve their real estate goals every single day. Their local expertise, real estate knowledge, negotiation skills and desire to generate the best result possible for their clients is to second to none. When you think of real estate in Port Phillip, think Buxton.  

Found our moving guide helpful? Contact one of our offices below to find out how Buxton Port Phillip can assist you in your real estate journey:

Buxton St Kilda


: 03 9536 7222

Buxton Port Melbourne: 03 9699 5155

“I love Port Phillip’s proximity to the bay and city. The ability to enjoy the beach and access Albert Park, the CBD and St Kilda is such an amazing lifestyle bonus.”
Rohan White – Director & Auctioneer
“I have always lived in Bayside; growing up in Brighton, and since living in Port Melbourne, Albert Park, Elwood and now calling St Kilda home. Like a true Pisces, I like being close to the water.”
Zoe Cherrie – Senior Sales Consultant
“I live and work in Port Phillip, the perfect combination of the excitement of the inner city while being by the beach.”
Jay Jacob-Green – New Business Manager/Senior Property Manager
"Always had a desire to live in a beautiful home, and I am super passionate about helping people finding the family dream home."
James Nicolaou – Senior Sales Executive
"I love working in the Port Phillip Bayside location and the diverse demographic of the residents."