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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Cheltenham is 3,769, with a population density of 10.97 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.

Name origin

Cheltenham is named after the Cheltenham Inn, which was named after a place in Gloucestershire, England.

Settlement history

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.

Land use

Cheltenham is an established residential area, with some industrial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cheltenham Golf Club, Sandringham Golf Course, Victoria Golf Club, Sandringham Family Leisure Centre, Cheltenham Park, Cheltenham Recreation Reserve, Pennydale Park, Shipston Reserve, Tulip Grove Park, Cheltenham Memorial Park & Cemetery, Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery, the Cheltenham railway station and one school.

Included areas

This area encompasses the City of Bayside part of the suburb of Cheltenham. The remaining part of the suburb of Cheltenham is located in the City of Kingston.