ARGUABLY THE NATION’S MOST REMARKABLE AND AUTHENTIC COSMOPOLITAN PRECINCT, OAKLEIGH VILLAGE IS RENOWNED FOR ITS GENUINE SOUTHERN EUROPEAN VIBE.
Greek bakeries, fresh produce markets, gourmet smallgoods-sellers, traditional coffee houses and legendary restaurants jostle for attention along its streets and laneways. At the heart of this, is the plaza-like Eaton Mall, where generations of families meet and dine, chat, laugh and celebrate life with gusto. It is an atmosphere that is distinctively steeped in the flavours of Greece and the Mediterranean, but a village that welcomes all, with Oriental grocers, German delicatessens and Asian restaurants proudly serving an eclectic clientele.
The most brilliant jewel of the neighbourhood is unquestionably Chadstone’s ‘Fashion Capital’ with its kaleidoscope of shops, eateries and department stores, luxury boutiques and specialty providores, made all the more alluring by its walking proximity from the comforts of Eight Degrees.
Affording a more natural pace, Drummond Street meets the Scotchman’s Creek Trail connecting cyclists, joggers and walkers to the meandering riverbank tracks of Gardiners Creek and the Yarra to the west, and acres of parkland reserves and waterholes to the east. And for those who exercise their mind, Eight Degrees sits in the heartland of modern learning with Monash, Deakin and Swinburne University campuses all in easy reach.