Drawn by its beautiful coastline and safe family beaches, Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula, has been a summer playground for generations of Melbournians since the 1860’s. Increasingly, families and professionals are choosing to make this renowned seaside destination their permanent home.

Local RT Edgar Mt Eliza Director and life-long resident Vicki Sayers believes these four elements reflect some of the reasons why:

1. Mount Eliza Village

With its broad selection of cafes, restaurants, wine bars, boutiques, supermarkets, local providores and extensive community services, Mount Eliza Village offers the choice and convenience of many City shopping precincts, but does so with a wonderfully welcoming and vibrant village atmosphere. Living in Mt Eliza, there’s certainly no need for compromise in any shopping, dining or community experience and in fact, the pleasure of Mount Eliza’s renowned Farmer’s Market and the Peninsula’s famous food and wine fare is, quite literally, at your doorstep.

2. Education

Mount Eliza and its surrounding areas enjoy a rich choice when it comes to education. Three public primary schools and a public secondary college, Catholic and independent schools plus a number of early learning and child care centres cater to every age group with many new families attracted by high performing and sought after Toorak College, Peninsula Grammar and Woodleigh School.

3. Access to Melbourne

Thanks to Peninsula Link, commuting to the CBD by car has never been quicker. With the average off peak drive time now under an hour, those working, visiting or caring in the City or Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan area can still relish their sea change lifestyle. Express trains from nearby Frankston make a more relaxed alternative commute with proposals and plans being considered for increased train and ferry services to accommodate the ever-increasing numbers of returning and relocating residents.

4. The Ranelagh Club

An iconic local landmark and community venue for almost one hundred years, Ranelagh Club’s range of sporting activities and famous restaurant have brought countless local residents together, creating and strengthening friendships that transcend generations. Extensive opportunities to connect are made available through networking engagements, Sailing, Tennis and Golf in a social or competitive context, learn to and coaching programs all against a backdrop of Clubhouse dining and socialising. From young families and professionals to retired couples, the Club brings all members together to share a common interest in community, healthy living and enjoying the natural environment.

Contact the team at RT Edgar Mt Eliza if you’re considering a move to beautiful Mt Eliza.

Image credit: Leanne Wainwright