10 Facts About South Yarra


The area of South Yarra centred along Commercial Road was for several decades one of Melbourne's gay villages.

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South Yarra is home to some of Melbourne's most prestigious residential addresses.

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South Yarra was originally inhabited by the Wurundjeri tribe of the Kulin nation.

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Prahran Market, located in South Yarra, is one of Melbourne's most popular and historic fresh produce markets.

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In 1956 Mrs Audrey Poolman donated the house to Christ Church South Yarra, who used it as a nursing home for genteel old Anglican ladies for thirty years, until in 1986, the house was bought from the Church of England by international interior designer the late John Coote, who restored Poolman House at vast expense.

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Snainton at 80 Clowes Street, South Yarra, is a notable example of grand Federation architecture, as is its sister property at 72 Clowes Street, South Yarra, which sold for a notable $8.

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South Yarra station is on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines.

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Melbourne High School is located in South Yarra, and the 1930s Gothic main building is a local landmark.

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The report found that of all Melbourne suburbs, South Yarra was the most liveable due to good proximity to the CBD, schools, cafes, and restaurants; access to trains, trams, and buses; and abundance of open spaces and trees.

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Royal South Yarra which is a large club having both grass and en-tout-cas courts and Hawksburn Tennis Club in the heart of South Yarra with 3 en-tout-cas courts.

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