About the profile areas
The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Cheltenham is 3,750, with a population density of 10.92 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Cheltenham is bounded by Bay Road in the north, the Frankston railway line and Charman Road in the east, Weatherall Road, Reserve Road and Cheltenham Road in the south, and Royal Melbourne Golf Club and George Street in the west.
Cheltenham is named after the Cheltenham Inn, which was named after a place in Gloucestershire, England.
2015 ABS ERP
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Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Significant development took place from the late 1940s to the 1980s, as market gardens were replaced by housing, and some manufacturing was established. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.
Cheltenham is an established residential area, with some industrial land use.
Major features of the area include Cheltenham Golf Club, Sandringham Golf Links, Victoria Golf Club, Sandringham Family Leisure Centre, Cheltenham Park, Cheltenham Recreation Reserve, Olympic Avenue Park, Shipston Reserve, Tulip Grove Park, Cheltenham Memorial Park & Cemetery, Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery and one school.
Part of the suburb of Cheltenham is located in the City of Kingston.