Mornington

3931 - Mornington

Previously called Schnapper Point, Mornington was given its current name back in 1864.  Since then the quiet beachside town has developed into a bustling residential and commercial centre. The latest Census data (2011) puts the suburb’s population at 22,421.

Both permanent residents and holiday makers are spoilt for choice when it comes to property. Areas such as Beleura Hill and The Esplanade are dotted with magnificent historic homes of significant value whilst other pockets provide more affordable family homes in new and established estates. With a diverse mix of property styles and sizes the median house price can change significantly depending on where recent sales take place. The latest median price for a house in Mornington is $488,000. The median price for a unit is $472,000 (REIV September 2013 figures).

Locals still identify with the friendly village atmosphere of Mornington and can easily commute the 57 kilometres to the city for work if required. At home they have access to several schools including Mornington Secondary College and the highly regarded catholic school Padua College. There are also two private hospitals in Mornington – The Bays and Beleura Private.

Points of interest across Mornington are plentiful. The Historic Railway, run entirely by volunteers, begins just off Mornington-Tyabb Road. Then there’s the Mornington Race Track, the newly expanded David Collins Leisure Centre, the older style cinema and the main foreshore area with its yacht club, playground and Schnapper Point Pier. The weekly Main Street Market and several annual street festivals are also highlights of this wonderful bayside locale.

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