There are two parts to Moorabbin – west of Chesterville Road is a residential enclave of post-war homes and family amenities, and the east of Chesterville Road is a vibrant industrial section that makes it easy to live close to where you need to work.
Recently opened is the new Emergency Hospital at Holmesglen College, helping ease the burden of the overcrowded Monash Medical Centre and Sandringham Hospital Emergency Departments. There is a dynamic TAFE community at Holmesglen, with loads of great eateries and specialty subjects for those who want to make the most out of life.
Southmoor Primary School has a name for innovative education with their specialty programs in Korean, Physical Education and their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. There is also St Catherines Catholic School, Moorabbin Primary School and the Bayside Special Development School.
The Steam Locomotive Society runs a miniature train one Sunday a month on Rowans Road, and Bricker Reserve regularly holds dog shows and athletic events. The former St Kilda Football Club is getting a revamp to bring back St Kilda Football Club to its spiritual home. There is also an amazing Arts program through Kingston Arts, with the Kingston Council supporting a variety of theatre, film, music and visual art talents with public programs and support to local groups and schools. And for those who love to strike up a bit of competition, there’s AML Bowling on the other side of Nepean Highway.
There are a few restaurants popping up in the industrial estate, like Fat Bobs Bar and Grill, Big Pig Little Pig, 2 Brothers Brewery, Mexico Lindo and of course the Sandbelt Hotel. There is indoor go-kart racing, the indoor Tennis Club and plenty of indoor play centres for children.
Only 18 kilometres from the CBD, Moorabbin is quickly becoming the place to be.