CARLTON NORTH

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A lush inner-city hub, Carlton North’s grand tree-lined boulevards, beautifully restored heritage terraces and expansive Princes Park alone make this one coveted neighbourhood. But there is so much more to Carlton North, and it’s wholesome village feel - only minutes from the CBD, Melburnian’s come here in droves to get amongst some of Melbourne’s best cafés, wine bars and providores.

Lifestyle

Sitting four kilometres from the CBD, Carlton North and its forest-like foliage of overarching plane and oak trees seem worlds away from the bustle of the city’s towering office blocks. From foodie hangouts to sporting prowess to historical landmarks, Carlton North surprises at every turn. 

Rathdowne Street, the suburb’s main commercial hub, is a real crowd-pleaser, thanks to the old-school milk bars and Italian family restaurants that sit alongside organic grocers and achingly hip wine bars. From cafés, bakeries and delicatessens to bookshops and boutiques – Rathdowne Street has it all in spades. 

Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of the suburb is given to Princes Park, a major recreation ground that’s also home to the Carlton Football Club and its fiercely loyal fans. From sun up, the park is teeming with various sporting groups and those wanting to get their fitness on. Princes Park is also the perfect setting for leisurely picnics, barbecues and walks among the Moreton Bay figs.

Steeped in Australian history,  Carlton North’s modern-day charms are a wide berth from the suburb’s grittier origins as a bluestone quarry and penal stockade. However, Carlton North’s other legacy, the Melbourne General Cemetery, exists to this day as a nationally significant site of beauty and solace. It’s the final resting place of four Prime Ministers and eight Premiers, not to mention heritage Victorian-era chapels and gatehouses.

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Lifestyle

Sitting four kilometres from the CBD, Carlton North and its forest-like foliage of overarching plane and oak trees seem worlds away from the bustle of the city’s towering office blocks. From foodie hangouts to sporting prowess to historical landmarks, Carlton North surprises at every turn. 

Rathdowne Street, the suburb’s main commercial hub, is a real crowd-pleaser, thanks to the old-school milk bars and Italian family restaurants that sit alongside organic grocers and achingly hip wine bars. From cafés, bakeries and delicatessens to bookshops and boutiques – Rathdowne Street has it all in spades. 

Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of the suburb is given to Princes Park, a major recreation ground that’s also home to the Carlton Football Club and its fiercely loyal fans. From sun up, the park is teeming with various sporting groups and those wanting to get their fitness on. Princes Park is also the perfect setting for leisurely picnics, barbecues and walks among the Moreton Bay figs.

Steeped in Australian history,  Carlton North’s modern-day charms are a wide berth from the suburb’s grittier origins as a bluestone quarry and penal stockade. However, Carlton North’s other legacy, the Melbourne General Cemetery, exists to this day as a nationally significant site of beauty and solace. It’s the final resting place of four Prime Ministers and eight Premiers, not to mention heritage Victorian-era chapels and gatehouses.

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Neighbours

When it comes to location, Carlton North hits the sweet spot. Being within easy reach of the CBD, Melbourne University and major education, research and healthcare precincts means that it has broad appeal. Students, young families, well-to-do academics, professionals and civil servants make up the highly-educated, engaged and progressive community. All of who are drawn to the area’s sense of safety, well-kept amenities and the rising value of its restored Victorian-era properties.

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CAFES & DINING

Carlton North delights at every turn; cafés that serve destination-worthy brews and brunches on sunny rooftops and in cute corner shops to modern wine bars and family-style restaurants that light up Rathdowne Street at night. Plus, a few minutes down Lygon Street is Carlton’s Little Italy, and a few minutes up the street is Brunswick East’s Lebanese hub. #winning

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Princes Park is home to a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities, including cricket and tennis grounds, playgrounds and picnic areas. On sunny days, the Princes Park Carlton Bowls Club becomes a bonafide social hub, with locals coming to drink beers and have a casual throw on their manicured greens.

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