Boasting an abundance of parks and schools with quiet, tree-lined streets and a number of busy local shopping strips, Caulfield offers lifestyle and convenience without losing its family-friendly charm.
Located just 9 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, the small residential suburb (including neighbouring Caulfield North and Caulfield South ) has a homely, modern feel and blends together period charm with stately architecture.
Heritage and character homes are prevalent throughout Caulfield East and Caulfield North, while California Bungalows are the predominant housing style in Caulfield South. Many properties in Caulfield have undergone extensive renovations, but the area retains the established, elegant feel of a suburb steeped in history.
One of the most remarkable mansions in the suburb is Labassa, which is now owned by the National Trust. The property is considered one of Australia’s most significant historical residences and was used as the set for the film Queen of the Damned in 2002. The property was originally named Ontario, but was later changed to Labassa in 1904 by the then purchaser JB Watson.
Caulfield Park, which is nearby in Caulfield North, is a large Victorian garden bordered by Hawthorn, Balaclava and Inkerman Roads. The park features a war memorial, a decorative lake and playing fields.
Caulfield North is serviced by trams (routes 3, 16 and 64). The Balaclava Junction is situated in the suburb where trams go to and from all directions.
Trains are also available and connect the suburb to the city through the Caulfield railway station based at Caulfield East.