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Just on the city's northern fringes, North Melbourne is a charming neighbourhood that beguiles with its incredible cafes, pretty terrace houses and busy cultural life.

Within minutes of a leisurely walk into the city, North Melbourne is perfect for enjoying the inner-city lifestyle. However, it is also well-services by trams, buses and the popular North Melbourne Train Station.

With its charming village feel, gently hilly streets of Victorian Terraces, old cottages and warehouse conversionsm, North Melbourne eludes with a contemporary mix.


The once renouned working class, North Melbourne is now a stylish, snappy strip with award-winning cafes and a happening arts scene. In the past couple of decades, Errol Street has transitioned and gained a multitude of excellent cafes and restuarants.

The heritage listed Town Hall of North Melbourne, Arts House, is renouned for hosting various events, including the popular, Melbourne Fringe Festival.


If you want to be close to the city and still have a patch that feels like home, consider moving to North Melbourne.




If you want to live in the inner city without feeling jostled, consider Kensington. The vast array of properties from quaint period housing, to industrial chic, from historic train stations to Third Wave coffee houses, from crunchy theatre to picnic parklands, Kensington would be sure to satisfy any age.


Spend a breezy afternoon of music and drinks at White Rabbit Record Bar or brunch at The Premises, get sporty at JJ Holand Park or explore the excellent transport facilities into the city. Explore the recreation centre for a swim. Not so sporty? Revolt arts space stages edgy theatre, while Kensington Neighbourhood House hosts creative classes.



Situated conveniently just a few kilometers from Melbourne CBD, Flemington is bustling with culture and diversity, enclaved in laksa restuarants, kid-firnedly parks, cafes and period houses that compliment the winding streets off the busy, main road, Racecourse Road, with its trams and freeway access


Flemington can feel traffic-busy, with its close proximity to Royal Parade and the entry points for the tullamarine freeway and citylink, however its gently hilly residential streets are quiet, with some impressive Victorian and Edwardian Terraces, single and double fronted.




West Melbourne is well-suited for those looking for a more independent lifestyle without the need for family-friendly amenities, so the majority of West Melbourne residents tend to be single or couples with no children, but you will find a few families raising their kids here too.

West Melbourne boasts of warehouse conversions and provides doorstep city fringe living. Flagstaff Gardens provide relaxing green space and nearby Victoria Market means fresh produce is always close to hand. The waterfront at Docklands is an easy saunter for restaurants and events, while North Melbourne’s Errol Street is your closest set of neighbourhood strip shops, with trendy cafes and niche supermarkets.


If you want to live close – but not that close - to the action, West Melbourne is worth exploring. This semi-industrial enclave, with its trend for new apartment complexes, is well-located for the CBD and the neighbourhood charms of North Melbourne, and makes the rest of the West – Footscray, the Maribyrnong River – a breeze to get to.