CARLTON

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A student mecca famed for its multitude of authentic Italian eateries, Carlton is a true Melbourne icon. Stylish, cultured and full of character, this little slice of Europe takes inner-city living to the next level. From international cinema to fine cuisine and one of Melbourne’s most loved bookstores, Carlton is all about lifestyle.

Lifestyle

Rich gelato in rainbow bright hues, wood-fired pizzas laden with gleaming fresh produce and home-style spaghetti that will make a mess of your crisp, white serviette – there’s no mistaking Carlton’s proud Italian heritage. In fact, culture is the cornerstone of this lively neighbourhood. 

Here, coffee and cake are just as celebrated as the delights of fine dining, while wine bars offer lengthy lists and moreish aperitivos. But vibrant Lygon Street is home to so much more than the delectable cuisine from which it made its name, as is attested to by the celebrated Readings bookstore and film buff’s paradise Cinema Nova. The beautiful heritage-listed Carlton Gardens are the perfect spot for a summer picnic, followed by an educational stroll through the halls of Melbourne Museum (if you’re so inclined).

For those who like their pursuits a little more on the active side, Carlton Baths are currently vying with Fitzroy Pool for the hotly contested north side swimming spot of choice – with the welcome addition of live music upping the ante. 

Safe to say, whether your preference is eating or exploring – Carlton excels in all areas.

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Lifestyle

Rich gelato in rainbow bright hues, wood-fired pizzas laden with gleaming fresh produce and home-style spaghetti that will make a mess of your crisp, white serviette – there’s no mistaking Carlton’s proud Italian heritage. In fact, culture is the cornerstone of this lively neighbourhood. 

Here, coffee and cake are just as celebrated as the delights of fine dining, while wine bars offer lengthy lists and moreish aperitivos. But vibrant Lygon Street is home to so much more than the delectable cuisine from which it made its name, as is attested to by the celebrated Readings bookstore and film buff’s paradise Cinema Nova. The beautiful heritage-listed Carlton Gardens are the perfect spot for a summer picnic, followed by an educational stroll through the halls of Melbourne Museum (if you’re so inclined).

For those who like their pursuits a little more on the active side, Carlton Baths are currently vying with Fitzroy Pool for the hotly contested north side swimming spot of choice – with the welcome addition of live music upping the ante. 

Safe to say, whether your preference is eating or exploring – Carlton excels in all areas.

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Neighbours

With the University of Melbourne just around the corner, Carlton has long been a student hub as signified by the tell-tale Tibetan prayer flags draped over the awnings of its stately Victorian terraces.  

As well as the share-house inhabiting population of scholars, there are the area’s enduring migrant groups whose celebrated culture (and cuisine) has shaped the Carlton Melburnians know and love. Rising prices and increasing gentrification have also seen the influx of cashed up city workers and young singles who can’t get enough of this cosmopolitan neighbourhood’s prime location and lively feel.

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Neighbours

With the University of Melbourne just around the corner, Carlton has long been a student hub as signified by the tell-tale Tibetan prayer flags draped over the awnings of its stately Victorian terraces.  

As well as the share-house inhabiting population of scholars, there are the area’s enduring migrant groups whose celebrated culture (and cuisine) has shaped the Carlton Melburnians know and love. Rising prices and increasing gentrification have also seen the influx of cashed up city workers and young singles who can’t get enough of this cosmopolitan neighbourhood’s prime location and lively feel.

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Area Features

PIZZA & PASTA

You can barely move in Carlton without bumping into yet anothercheerful Italian eatery. Best come hungry.

CINEMA


The cherished Cinema Nova is a bastion of the Melbourne arthousefilm scene, and the perfect spot to indulge in a dose of culture with aside of choc to

LYGON STREET

One of the city’s most iconic addresses, colourful and cosmopolitanLygon Street is the beating heart of Carlton.

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