Prahran (pronounced "puh-RAN") and also known colloquially as "Pran" is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Stonnington. It is an eminently livable part of Melbourne with many shops, restaurants and cafes. Along with South Yarra, Prahran is also home to a large portion of Melbourne's gay community, with several gay nightclubs on Commercial Road. Like many suburbs of inner-Melbourne, the diversity of communities are larger than in outer suburban areas.
Chapel Street, for example, is an interesting mix of fashion shops, cafes and two-dollar shops. Along with Chapel Street in South Yarra, Prahran is a fashionable magnet for Melbourne's high society.
Greville Street, once the centre of the Melbourne's hippie community, is still very trendy with cafes, bars, bookstores and music shops.
A large Hi-rise public housing towers estate is centred just off Chapel Street.