Glen Iris VIC, Suburb & Moving Guide – TOP 5 Things To Know

At Glenferrie Dental, we have many patients who live in Glen Iris.

We hope that this guide will help you learn more about Glen Iris, and we would love to welcome you to our clinic soon.

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Glen Iris Suburb Overview

Glen Iris is a nice place to live. During the day and on the weekends, it is nice and quiet, and very little through traffic on the streets, making it a great place to raise a family. It’s not a long trip into the city, and the area has great public transport.

Glen Iris is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, located within the Cities of Boroondara and Stonnington local government areas. 

Glen Iris recorded a population of 25,268 at the 2016 Census.

Glen Iris is the middle-class oasis of Melbourne’s South- Eastern suburbs.

This is an area that ticks boxes for a home buyer would who is in search of suburban comfort but CBD proximity. 

Glen Iris’ wide, tree-lined streets and quiet cul-de-sacs are commonly found with plenty of playgrounds and parks for kids to enjoy.

The Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre was built in memory of former Prime Minister Harold Holt, whose electoral seat was Higgins and included Glen Iris VIC

Glen Iris is great for:

  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out

Downsides of Glen Iris:

  • High Cost of Living

Glen Iris is great for:

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Is Glen Waverley a safe suburb?

According to the crime stats, Glen Iris has an average of 1 in 54 homes experience a burglary. In Glen Waverley, you have a 1 in 69 chance of burglary, which is the Victorian average. Compared to other suburbs such as Ringwood, a 1 in 110 homes burgled, which is ‘safer than average’.

History of Glen Iris, VIC

Captain Thomas Henderson of the Royal Navy, arrived in Melbourne on a ship called Iris in 1850. He acquired a property bounded by Gardiners Creek, High Street and a line extending Summerhill Road to Gardiners Creek. The property was advertised for sale as Glen Iris, in 1852. Robert Kent, a subsequent owner of the Glen Iris homestead, suggested a Mechanics’ Institute be established, but it was never completed. 

A Wesleyan church was established in 1865 and in 1871 land was granted for an adjacent school (now Glen Iris Primary School). By the 1880s reference was made to the Township of Glen Iris. Glen Iris Post Office opened on 28 August 1890. A Glen Iris Upper Post Office was open from 1947 until 1994.

Is Glen Iris A Good Suburb to move to?

To answer the question if Glen Iris is the right suburb for you, we have collated some reviews from current and past residents:

"Best location for raising a family" reviewed by Marcus G.

With so many parks and trails in the suburb, its one of the best places in the East to raise a family. Incredible access to transport (2 train lines) and so close to the shopping nearby Camberwell and Hawthorn (connected by trans). To top it off, some of Melbourne’s best schools are all close by. Such a beautiful and leafy part of Melbourne. It is pricey to get in, and not a lot of turnover of homes . . . But spend some time in Glen Iris, and its clear to see why.

"Glen Iris has it all." reviewed by Jay Price

Pristine parks, white picket fences, prestigious schools, pools and cafes at your door step. Welcome to Glen Iris. With gorgeous streets lines with greenery, creating a comfortable shady oasis. Families and retirees alike just can’t get enough of life and parkland of this prestigious neighbourhood.

Suitable to raise a family, downsize or buy your first home. Glen Iris caters to all areas of life.

"Beautiful Suburb Perfect for Young Families" reviewed by Burbrev

Been living in a few suburbs in Melbourne and I must say Glen Iris is one of the best. Good access to schools and beautiful established tree line in many streets. Perfect area for young families.

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