Kew is an affluent suburb located just 6 kilometres north-east from the Melbourne CBD. The suburb has its local government area managed by the City of Boroondara and is a popular residential suburb.
The suburb’s geographical boundaries are marked by the banks of the Yarra River to the north and west, as well as Hawthorn and Balwyn to the south and east respectively.
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Kew has experienced rapid growth over the years, and is today one of the most affluent suburbs in Melbourne. This is evidenced by the high value of property in the area. Stroll down any street in Sackville Ward and soak in the beauty of the architectural styles in the region. Many houses feature an eclectic mix of modern, Edwardian and Victorian styles.
Head over the river to Victoria Gardens which is a one-stop shopping destination for those living in Kew. Victoria Gardens boasts approximately 80 specialty stores; including choices of clothing stores, electronics, accessory shops and specialty stores. While visiting Victoria Gardens, don’t forget to stop by IKEA – one of the largest furniture retailers and home ware stores in Melbourne. Located within Victoria Gardens with plenty of parking, shopping at IKEA is both cheap and convenient.
The Kew Junction is also a shopping strip located in Kew where you will find plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can grab a quick bite, long lunch or delicious dinner. Kew also has a number of excellent private schools inluding Xavier College.
If you ware looking for something to do with the kids, head just over the river to the Collingwood Children’s Farm which offers a charming country experience for city dwellers in Melbourne. The farm consists of an expansive 17-acre farm of pristine paddocks where kids can feed and pat the farm animals, and there is a market held here on the second Saturday of each month from 8am-1pm.
Kew is well serviced by public transport with trains travelling along the Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale Lines which stop just south of the border at Glenferrie and Hawthorn Train Stations. Use tram routes 16, 72, 48 or 109 to navigate around Kew with many travelling up and down High Street.
There are a number of lovely hotels in the Kew area, so click the links below to explore the range of options available.