Frankston - Melbourne's most affordable and liveable suburb

Frankston - Melbourne's most affordable and liveable suburb

Frankston is a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, in the local government area of the City of Frankston. It is located 41 km south-east of the Melbourne city centre, with a population of 36,097. Due to its geographic location, it is often referred to as “the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula”.

Situated on the eastern shoreline of Port Phillip, Frankston has been a popular seaside destination of Melbourne since the 1880s. Frankston Beach is still one of the most frequented in Victoria, and is recognised as one of the cleanest in Australia. It is also home to one of the largest exhibitions of sand sculpting in the Southern Hemisphere.

According to an article written by the reporter Jemimah Clegg posted in Domain, Frankston has now the title of the most affordable and livable suburb in Melbourne, overtaking Dandenong.


Frankston $570,000 104
Dandenong $590,000 143
Belgrave $640,000 91
Croydon $705,000 132
Reservoir $711,000 154
Upwey $712,750 116
Sunshine $720,000 114
Bundoora $725,000 135
Watsonia $730,000 119
Oak Park $753,577 145
Coburg North $761,000 123
West Footscray $770,000 153
Airport West $773,000 140
Greensborough $775,000 101
Ringwood $777,500 125
Footscray $788,750 6
Altona $840,000 111
MacLeod $850,000 150
Montmorency $851,500 77
Coburg $885,000 78
Forest Hill $888,000 97
Preston $888,000 102
Oakleigh South $892,500 117
Mitcham $895,000 141
Kingsville $897,500 139
Mordialloc $900,000 136
Pascoe Vale South $900,000 142

Source: Domain House Price Report December 2019 and Domain Liveable Melbourne Source: Domain

Frankston represents a great opportunity for first home buyers and investors that are trying to get into the Melbourne market, seeking some capital growth potential.

Some major developments happening in Frankston:

  • $160 million Karingal Hub redevelopment
  • $6 million for the planning of Frankston Hospital redevelopment, with the intentions of being a $567 million project.
  • $150 million to build 500 new parking spaces near Frankston train station
  • $10 million towards the redevelopment of Jubilee Park
  • Level crossing removals in Frankston City


Source: Corelogic

The Frankston house market reached its peak in April 2018 with a median house price of $620,000. This slowly descended until October 2019 where it reached the low of $570,000. This market correction made Frankston the most affordable and liveable suburb of Melbourne.