Prahran, an inner suburb and a former municipality, is about 5 km south-east of central Melbourne, sitting on the edges of Melbourne’s CBD, Prahran is a bustling suburb ideal for professionals and families. Filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, bookstores, clothing stores and music shops, the area is also home to many delightful hidden gardens.
It has an upmarket and fashionable reputation and plays host to a large collection of brilliantly architectured buildings. Trains and trams both service Prahran and property in the area consists mostly of Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses.
Wedged between South Yarra and the edgier suburb of Windsor, Prahran is known for its stylish bars, Southeast Asian eateries and late-night clubs. Chapel Street is a mix of upscale fashion boutiques and cafes. Greville Street, once the centre of Melbourne’s hippie community, has many cafés, bars, restaurants, bookstores, clothing shops and music shops.
City of Stonnington: 25.6 km²
2036 Population forecast: 143,257
Residential dwellings: 54,107 (2018)
Median Age: 35
International visitors: 300,488 (2016)
International students: 32,116 (2016)
Employment (Jobs): 59,648 (2016)
Largest industry of employment: Hospitals
Number of cafes & restaurants: 1,944 (2016)
Most common occupation of workers: Professionals.
The city of Prahran was formed in 1855, followed by the Gardiner Road Board (later City of Malvern) in 1856.
Source: The City of Stonnington & The Australian Bureau of Statistics.