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Relaxed and family friendly, this suburb is a quick shot into the CBD.
Studio / 1 BR
53% Complete
2 Bedrooms
68% Complete
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

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


What's around
  • 44 Restaurants
  • 1 Grocery stores/markets
  • 5 Banks
  • 1 Nightlife options
  • 14 Fitness options
  • 17 Shops




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


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Only 3 kilometers north of the Melbourne CBD is the sleepy suburb of Parkville. Residents enjoy a peaceful suburban lifestyle while staying close to the electric nightlife, culture, and entertainment options of the big city.

It's marked by its leafy streets and heritage homes. Days are filled with the hustle and bustle of college kids. Nights feature the same crowd jumping on a train or taking a cab to the excitement of the CBD.  

Parkville has a mixture of Victorian timber cottages and new apartments. Rent and mortgages are more expensive than in neighboring suburbs, but the lush scenery and prime location may be worth the price tag. A big source of housing are the Parkville Gardens. Formerly the site of the athletes's village for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, it's been converted to over 1,000 homes, with twenty percent allocated to social housing. The Gardens also include Mercy Place, a large aged care facility with modern apartment homes for the elderly.

Parkville is covered with beautifully manicured green spaces, the largest of which is Royal Park, where residents play soccer and rugby until the sun sets. The Melbourne Zoo is a staple of the area for families.

Parkville is bordered on the north by Brunswick and Brunswick West, on the east by Princes Hill and Carlton North, on the south by North Melbourne, and on the west by Flemington and Travancore.

Parkville Melbourne Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Parkville LOCAL schools

Parkville College-Parkville Campus
School Performance:
Royal Childrens Hospital Education Institute
School Performance:
Travancore School-Parkville Campus
School Performance:
7-12 YEARS
University High School
School Performance:


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