Clayton is one of the most interesting suburbs of Melbourne and is situated just 19kms to the southeast of the big city. Clayton boasts its own railway station and it is possible for people who work in Melbourne to make the commute in around half an hour.
One of the main advantages of choosing to stay in Clayton is that real estate is much more reasonably priced than in the heart of Melbourne. Clayton also boasts a strong community feel, while there are plenty of amenities to be found there, including a major shopping strip that runs along Clayton Road.
In fact, Clayton is famous for its extensive shopping opportunities, and in addition to shops from major brands, keen shoppers will also find a number of charming boutique shops to browse for bargains in. The town also features several charming buildings, which makes wandering through the heart of Clayton an interesting and uplifting experience.
Nature lovers will want to take a drive to the west of Clayton town centre to explore the picturesque WA Scammell Reserve. This large nature reserve is home to a range of animals, while visitors can stretch their legs by following the well-worn hiking trails that run through the area.
The stunning coast can be reached in less than half an hour by car and there are plenty of beaches on which to spread out and soak up the sun. Pretty Beach Road hugs the coast and leads motorists from Mordialloc all the way alongside the enchanting Beaumaris Bay to the nearby seaside town of Brighton, where a whole host of aquatic activities are just waiting to be enjoyed.