Balaclava, 3183 Suburb Profile

About Balaclava

Balaclava is a suburb in Victoria, 7km South-East of Melbourne CBD. It is home to 5396 residents, who tend to be 26-35 year old professionals, with a bachelor in the field of Creative arts. They are renters with no kids, no cars and prefer public transport as their primary transport method. There are 2622 properties in Balaclava, with 2 Bed unit/Apartment a typical type of dwelling in the area.

Lifestyle At a Glance

  • Transport: Great
  • Cafes: Great
  • Parks: Great
  • Schools: Good
  • Retail: Subpar
  • Safety: 62

Public Transport

Amazing for public transport: Serviced by Balaclava station & Ripponlea station (both Sandringham line), also serviced by tram route 16 (Kew to Melbourne University via St Kilda Beach), as well as route numbers 3/3a, 67, & 78.

Proppy scores Balaclava 5 out of 5 for public transport.

Cafes & Restaurants

Great for cafes/restaurants with plenty on Carlisle Street & on Chapel Street (Windsor).

Proppy scores Balaclava 5 out of 5 for cafes and restaurants.

Parks

Great for parks, notable parks: St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Alma Park East & Elsternwick Park.

Proppy scores Balaclava 5 out of 5 for parks.

Beaches

OK for beaches, with St Kilda beach 2KM away..

Proppy scores Balaclava 3 out of 5 for beaches.

Schools

Good for public education; St Kilda Primary School, Ripponlea Primary School & Elwood College are all above average performing schools.

Proppy scores Balaclava 4 out of 5 for public schools.

Retail

Below average for retail with access to The Jam Factory, Acland Court Shopping Centre & South Melbourne Market.

Proppy scores Balaclava 1 out of 5 for retail.

Safety

Is Balaclava a safe suburb? Crime rate is about VIC average, with non-aggravated burglary lower than average but theft of bicycles higher than average.

Proppy scores Balaclava 62 out of 100 for safety.

Balaclava Sales History

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Some quarters may not show any data if there were too few sales for a meaningful trend.

Some quarters may not show any data if there were too few sales for a meaningful trend.

Location and FAQs

Where is Balaclava?

Balaclava is a suburb in Victoria, 7km South-East of Melbourne CBD.

What is Balaclava's postcode?

The postcode in Balaclava is 3183.

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