Boutique shopping, warehouse apartments, and booming immigrant communities define North Melbourne. If you don’t own a car or want to live a stone’s throw from Melbourne CBD, this is the urban destination for you.
The magic of North Melbourne can be found in the boutiques and restaurants on Errol and Victoria Street. Or on Queensbury Street, where the Arts House hosts the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Most of North Melbourne is undergoing updates to match more modern suburbs, but a walk through the streets will reveal remaining commerce and industry facilities like car yards, warehouses, offices, and small manufacturing plants. Further north is the historic Meat Market and the North Melbourne Recreation Centre, equipped with aquatic facilities and stadium complex.
North Melbourne is a multicultural hub, where immigrants from Somalia, Malaysia, China, and Eritrea are creating thriving communities. Residents live in a range of dwellings from period housing to four-to-six level apartment developments to highrises.
While the majority of North Melbourne residents are single, there is a large population of families with children that live here. Most residents live in affordable rental properties. House hunters will need to keep a close watch on the market and be willing to pay premium prices.
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