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A happening place with tons to do and an amazing market.
Studio / 1 BR
46% Complete
996
2 Bedrooms
76% Complete
1,638
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,145
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete
N/A

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

 

What's around
  • 162 Restaurants
  • 18 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Banks
  • 21 Nightlife options
  • 22 Fitness options
  • 119 Shops

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

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

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Footscray LIKE?

International cuisine, culture, cinema, a single person’s paradise: Footscray is a small Melbourne suburb in the inner west that leaves a big impression. It's currently in the midst of a revitalization driven by a steady influx of young and trendy residents and a bustling food and cultural scene. 

Proximity to the city and affordable properties have caught the eye of young professionals seeking a short trip home after a long day at work. There are also newcomers are immigrants from India, China, Vietnam, the UK, Africa, and Italy.

People who move to Footscray are submerged in a multicultural cosmopolitan center with dozens of nationalities represented. Commercially, this area is a hub for Australian film and TV, dance studios, and galleries. The Albright Performers dance studio teaches Hip Hop, Classical Ballet, and Jazz Ballet to both children and adults.

The Footscray Market, a large indoor seafood and produce market, is packed with hungry customers browsing over 30 food stalls and 50 other stalls offering jewelry, flowers, and more. There are over 130 restaurants in Footscray that feature cuisine from Asian countries, African countries, Italy, Turkey and Portugal, which is no surprise given the diverse inhabitants. Little Saigon is another popular destination, where the Asian community and lovers of Asian cuisines can shop a wide array of tropical fruits and Asian produce.

Footscray has an array of apartments and homes available to rent, but it's a tight market. It does have some areas with lush lawns and quiet streets that may be appropriate for families, but at its heart Footscray is a singles town that maintains a lively vibe with several block parties and festivals throughout the year. If you’re looking for a suburb with tons to do and culture, Footscray is the place for you.

Footscray is bordered on the north by Maribyrnong, on the east by West Melbourne, on the south by Seddon and Kingsville, and on the west by West Footscray.

Footscray Melbourne Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Footscray LOCAL schools

7-12 YEARS
Footscray City College
School Performance:
Type:Public
P-6 YEARS
Footscray City Primary School
School Performance:
Type:Public
P-6 YEARS
Footscray North Primary School
School Performance:
Type:Public
P-6 YEARS
Footscray Primary School
School Performance:
Type:Public
7-12 YEARS
Gilmore College For Girls
School Performance:
Type:Public

 

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