Sandringham- Melbourne



Sandringham is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Bayside. At the 2006 census, Sandringham had a population of 8693.

Sandringham is one of Melbourne's more prestigious bayside suburbs. Located beside Port Phillip Bay at the end of the Sandringham Railway Line, Sandringham is a popular location for beachgoers and has a quaint village atmosphere with a number of cafes and gourmet food and drink outlets. There is a popular coast walk that is attractive to residents and visitors alike. The Sandringham Yacht Club is host to a number of Sydney Hobart yacht race winners.  With the Port Phillip Bay beachfront forming the western boundary and with a ring of golf courses and parkland to the south and east, Sandringham is a virtual island suburb 15km south of the Melbourne CBD.

The signature Melbourne sand-belt golf courses lying virtually within a Tiger Woods drive of this desirable suburb include Kingston Heath, Yarra Yarra, Huntingdale, Metropolitan, Sandringham, Victoria and Royal Melbourne.

The sea front embraces safe swimming beaches and picnic spots and you will be tempted to dangle a fishing line from the HMVS Cerebus breakwater which marks the southern reach of Sandringham’s Half Moon Bay.

Scot Tom Humphrey's early 20th century painting of Half Moon Bay is one of the works included on the Bayside City Council's Coastal Art Trail which traces the footsteps and brush work of the parade of distinguished artists who found repeated inspiration on the foreshores of Port Phillip Bay.

Sandringham is also flanked by main rail and major arterial roads presenting direct access to the city, to the Mornington Peninsula, the Dandenong Ranges and Gippsland.

Sandringham is home to a number of notable Victorian identities, ranging from football players to those who have held posts of high public prominence. Property ranges from grand Beach Road residences to the equally prestigious properties found in the many tree lined streets making Sandringham one of Melbourne's most expensive suburbs.

The suburb once had a large coffee palace overlooking the beach, the Sandringham Hotel, which was re-developed in the 1960s. The main streets are still home to some remaining elegant old buildings, including the old railway station.

Sandringham is home to Sandringham Primary School, opened in 1855, and one of the oldest schools in Victoria, if not the country.

Sports
The suburb is home to the Sandringham Football Club, known as the 'Zebras', currently one of the more successful clubs in the Victorian Football League. Celebrity Rex Hunt played for Sandringham in 1980 and 1981. Many players from the Sandringham Football Club have gone on to play in the AFL, these include, Chris Judd, Ted Richards and others. Sandringham also holds an athletics track which hosts many school sports days and the 'Little aths' program, it is also next to Sandringham netball association.


Landmarks

Sandringham BeachPicnic Point
Trevor Barker Beach Oval
Sandringham Rotunda
Sandringham Yacht Club

Nearest airports
Tullamarine which is 38km away

Nearest Rail
Station Road, Sandringham

Dogs
This is a dog friendly area. There are many off leash areas


Schools in Sandringham
 

Primary

Sacred Heart Primary School

Sandringham East Primary

Firbank Grammar Primary

Sandringham Primary

 

Secondary

Sandringham Secondary College,

 


** Top Ranking Schools


Property

12 months to August 2008
  HOUSES UNITS
  Sandringham Region Sandringham Region
Median Prices $980,000 $655,000 $595,000 $386,000
Long Term Trend 10.2% 11.1% 12.1% 10.9%
Auction clearance rates 68% 69% 67% 75%
Days on Market 56 50 144 53
Discounting 7% 5% SNR 4%
SNR = Statistically Not Reliable.
*Based on sales reported to Australian Property Monitors

Below is an example of the type of property you can get for your money in Sandringham:

Price: $2.3million or approx 1.1million

Set back in a designer parterre garden, this imposing 6 bedroom 3 bathroom family residence is a refined entertainer of exquisite taste. Custom built by Daniel Tamasi, this impressive masterpiece provides north facing formal & open entertaining (gas fire), luxury stone kitchen (Miele/Ilve s/steel appliances), ground floor guest suite, bi-fold doors to limestone paving and manicured gardens, ducted heating/air cond & vacuum, security, speaker system, extensive storage & a double auto garage (via auto gates). Esteemed quality in this exclusive address, this unprecedented beauty is a leisurely stroll to Sandringham Village, leading schools, parks, train & the beach.
 

 

 

Below is an example of the type of property you can get for your money in Sandringham:

Price: $900,000 or approx 423,000

 

EXECUTORS SALE
Width, depth & a breadth of possibilities – measuring 67' x 150’ / 20.42m x 45.72m, this exciting property holds perfectly proportioned potential. Take a cue from the neighbours and place your prestige new home on this approx 10,050sqft/934sqm site and start enjoying family life with a big north-facing backyard within

 

blocks of the schools, parklands and local shopping.  Alternatively, reap the benefits of this great value Sandringham address by developing this approx 67’/20.42m wide site with more than one home (subject to Council Approval).

But while you plan for this widely appealing site, don’t overlook the existing three bedroom brick home. Wonderfully well-proportioned with a defined bedroom wing, two huge living areas and an abundance of parking including double garage, this comfortable home offers a solid base for future renovation... or a readily rentable opportunity to pay your way through the planning process.

Whether you plan to rebuild, redevelop or recreate the grace of another time, the rewards of this prime Bayside address await.

 


Below is an example of the type of property you can get for your money in Sandringham:

Price: $360,000 or approx 170k

 

 

Ground floor apartment featuring two spacious bedrooms (BIRs), large living/dining opening to outdoor area. Off-street parking.
Located a short stroll to Sandringham Village, station and the beach this is an opportunity not to be missed by the astute investor or owner-occupier.

  


 

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