Murrumbeena and part of Carnegie
Currently getting an exciting new facelift with the new train station and proposed parkland under the railway line, Murrumbeena has been renowned for its historic arts culture, thanks to the illustrious Boyd family who made Murrumbeena their home.
The Boyds were considered an artistic dynasty within Melbourne, with Arthur Boyd coming to Murrumbeena at the turn of the 20th century. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all notable artists, poets, potters, sculptors, writers and architects, created the rich arts culture that Murrumbeena is proud of. Boyd Park and the beautiful Arts and Crafts architecture of the surrounding streets, are a reminder of the influence this notable family had on the suburb.
For a small suburb, sports kick goals in the Murrumbeena community. There are many thriving sports clubs that have been around for over 100 years, including the Murrumbeena Football Club and Murrumbeena Cricket Club with their home ground at Murrumbeena Park. Duncan MacKinnon Reserve with its buzzing school sports and weekend activities for athletes and netballers, while Murrumbeena Tennis Club in Bute Street, and the Murrumbeena Park Bowls Club in Gerald Street are perfect for a social catch up with friends.
Murrumbeena Primary School is highly sought after with its PYP program (formulated by the International Baccalaureate Organisation) and its own indoor swimming pool. St Patricks Catholic School is a delightful school with a strong focus on faith.
Cafes are dotted around the Village, including a drive-in café in Melbourne Street, and the Oasis Bakery is full of Middle Eastern treats for your gastronomic pleasure.