Kew is a sought-after suburb for many reasons. It is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Melbourne. Surrounded by tree-lined streets and wonderful amenities, it is the ideal dwelling for single professionals as well as those with families.
Kew is a suburb of culture with its museums and parks. Museums are significant to any community. It allows people to experience things outside their own bubble. Amenities as such connect people to the history unknown to them. Parks, on the other hand, encourages people to commune with nature and others. Walking in the park is a literal definition of experiencing life itself. One thing that parks and museums share is that they allow people to widen their horizons and explore life in creative ways.
When in Kew, you can start with these museums and parks:
Lyon Housemuseum and Galleries
This museum is fairly new having just opened in 2009. Lyon Housemuseum and Galleries is a hybrid combination of a private residence and a museum. It is the first purpose-designed museum of its kind internationally.
Villa Alba Museum
Villa Alba Museum is open during the first Sundays of every month. This museum is privately owned and funded, with little to no government funding. Given its financial standing, the museum is still charming and well-maintained. A trip to Kew wouldn’t be complete without stepping foot in this museum.
Bellbird picnic area
Aside from the usual greeneries, Bellfield Park is highlighted by the native wildlife inhabiting the area. This park is perfect for picnic with family and friends as well as pets as this is a dog-friendly park.
Alexandra Gardens can be likened to a small breathing pocket that connects you to the CBD. It was created during the time when the Yarra River was straightened to alleviate flooding. Since then, the pockets of gardens have complemented the surroundings with trees and flowers.
What’s special about Victoria Park is that it is not only great for BBQs and picnicking. For the longest time, it has also been set-up to hold trainings and matches for different sports
A neighbourhood that encourages and promotes community is a neighbourhood like no other. Local amenities as such supplement a holistic cultured lifestyle that matches the affluence of Kew.