Mt Eliza is an affluent large beachside 'village' in the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, some 45km south of Melbourne CBD, and some 7km south of Frankston. It has about 3 relatively quiet sandy beaches. It is dissected by the Nepean Highway with its small shopping centre on the 'bayside' of the Nepean Highway. The shopping centre is self contained with a supermarket, several cafes and eatieries, and most other basic shopping facilities. Mt Eliza is at the northern end of Mornington Peninsula Shire which runs from there to the extreme south of the peninsula at Point Nepean.
For much of its existence Mt Eliza was thought of by many to be a retirement or holiday village for Melbournians, though this has now changed.
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Mount Eliza is directly connected to to Melbourne by Route 3 - the Nepean Highway. Journey time by car to the CBD is around 1hr 20mins. CBD commuters tend to drive to Frankston station and get the train.
Secondary education is present either by the local state school on Mt Eliza Way, or via two significant private schools - The Peninsula School, and the girls-only Toorak College. Both private schools provide junior schooling too.