Moving to Fairfield, made easy

Get housing costs, school ratings, safety rankings, walkability scores,
and more with our ultimate Fairfield guide.

A walkable suburb where European and Asian cultures mesh together.
Studio / 1 BR
47% Complete
1,235
2 Bedrooms
82% Complete
2,145
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,621
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete
N/A

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 19 Restaurants
  • 1 Grocery stores/markets
  • 3 Banks
  • 1 Nightlife options
  • 19 Fitness options
  • 23 Shops

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Fairfield has an average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Melbourne.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Fairfield LIKE?

Situated 6 kilometers northeast of Melbourne's CBD is the oddly shaped and beautiful suburb of Fairfield. The majority of residents are urban professionals who are as diverse as the range of architecture found here: it has a significant Greek and Italian population, along with a growing Chinese, Dutch, German, and Indian presence.

Residents say you can walk to just about everything here. The shopping district along Station Street has stores, cafes, restaurants, and bars. Brenta's Meats and Cardamone's Supermarket are beloved by locals and said to have the best fruits and veggies in the area.

Just next to the railway station is the Fairfield Industrial Dog Object (aka FiDO), a 6 meter tall animatronic wooden dog. Down the road is Fairfield Park, where amateur soccer teams like Fitzroy City and Yarra Jets play.

The major feature of this suburb is the sprawling 260 hectare (640 acre) Yarra Bend Park, which is plenty of hiking, picnic areas, a boathouse, and golf course.

Residents live in a mix of cottages and apartments. If you are searching for an affordable and diverse suburb close to Melbourne, Fairfield could be a good fit.

Fairfield is bordered on the north by Thornbury, on the east by Alphington, on the south by the Yarra River, and on the west by Northcote.

Fairfield Melbourne Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Fairfield LOCAL schools

P-6 YEARS
Fairfield Primary School
School Performance:
Type:Public

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Veronica Dominiak, @MwO, @honeychaser, @cavoodleharry, @claudiafarrow, @thisfairfieldlife,  @Paul Baker & Sarah Drofenik, @Mat Larkin, @Yvette, @honeychaser, @JenniferFrith, @Enviroflex Insulation, @Anita, @Cat Willmot, @ahoopsc, @Jo Anne, @Liz, @Mum Life Balance, @australonico, and @Pippa for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

Do you have photos you'd like to share? Send 'em in to photos@goodmigrations.com

Move here from anywhere.

Get free quotes from awesome international movers.
Compare all your quotes in one place. Book the right mover for you.

You might also like...
Or get personalized suburb recommendations from our Suburb Explorer
have anything to add? Are you a local expert? We're always looking for the best intel on suburbs, so send us a message if you have any tips
Desktop Version

© 2017 GoodMigrations LLC. All rights reserved.

The GoodMigrations logo and the Cost/Time/Condition metric are service marks of GoodMigrations LLC. Terms  Privacy Policy