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A hip suburb that remains Melbourne's hub of Italian culture.
Studio / 1 BR
35% Complete
2 Bedrooms
61% Complete
3 Bedrooms
85% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What's around
  • 276 Restaurants
  • 2 Grocery stores/markets
  • 6 Banks
  • 34 Nightlife options
  • 21 Fitness options
  • 133 Shops




Carlton has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Melbourne.


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Vibrant, electric, cool. People who move to Carlton are a couple short kilometers from the urban luxuries of Melbourne's CBD without the heavy price tag. This suburb is known for its cappuccino culture thanks to its Italian heritage, present today in the many cafes and restaurants stretched across Lygon Street.

Every morning, the streets are swarmed with locals, tourists, and students of RMIT and Melbourne University. The suburb’s immigrant communities are transitioning from Jewish, Italian, and Greek, to East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Indian communities.

Despite a heavy influx of families, Carlton is still a single’s suburb packed with a variety of entertainment, cultural, and leisure activities. Foodies spend the day at any number of Italian or Greek eateries. Intellectuals peruse the Carlton Gardens or explore the latest contemporary exhibits at the Melbourne Museum.

The housing market consists of a mixture of revitalized Victorian terraces, smaller single-fronted cottages, apartments and public housing. The vast majority of dwellings in Carlton are rentals and rent is affordable. If you are a single person, student, or young professional Carlton is the perfect place to call home.

Carlton is bordered on the north by Carlton North, on the east by Fitzroy, on the south by the Melbourne CBD, and on the west by North Melbourne and the University of Melbourne campus.

Carlton Melbourne Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Carlton LOCAL schools

Carlton Gardens Primary School
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Carlton Primary School
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Stott's Colleges
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