Probably one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets, this bayside suburb has a relaxed village vibe set on the western suburbs largest and most pristine swimming and recreational beach.
It’s iconic pier and vast stretch of sand hosts many recreational and water sport activities such as kite surfing, paddle boarding and beach volleyball. A small distance around the bay is the dog-friendly beach popular with pooch owners from all over Melbourne.
Altona has 3 train stations, sprawling parklands, bicycle paths and Cherry Lake with recreational free gyms stationed at 3 spots around the 3.5km walking/cycling track. Plus its central village has many popular cafes and shops.
Altona’s houses are a blend of 1950s brick veneer, new townhouses and flats and some older style dwellings. The land sizes offer more scope for less money and so it’s a popular place for families.
Primary schools include:
Altona Primary School
Altona College (p-12)
Seaholme Primary School