ALBERT PARK At A Glance
Beautiful parks, leafy gardens and easy beachside living - you'd never guess that Albert Park is so close to the city and is one of Melbourne's most desirable postcodes. Still, despite its soaring popularity, this charming neighbourhood has held on to its village-like feel.
Beautiful homes, a strong local community and easy access to the city and the beach.
Albert Park is a little sleepy come night time, but that’s all part of its charm.
Albert Park was once a series of swamps and lagoons that were used as a garbage dump. How things have changed!
With its stunning terrace houses and blossoming gardens, Albert Park is nothing short of aspirational. From the palm tree-lined beachfront to the welcoming shopping village, this leafy neighbourhood has an enduring charm that you'll fall for.
While undoubtedly very affluent, Albert Park has a more low-key vibe than its counterparts in the South-Eastern suburbs due to its close proximity to the beach and city - as evidenced by it stylishly relaxed locals and trendy boutiques and cafés.
"The village", as the strip of shops, cafés and restaurants lining Bridport Street and Victoria Avenue is known, has a strong community feel. Weekends see chatty neighbours gossiping over morning lattes, and waving hello to the stream of familiar faces that stroll past, dogs in tow.
Albert Park is a safe haven for families. The beautiful St Vincent Gardens play host to everything from picnics and wedding photo shoots to leisurely weekend tennis matches. While Albert Park Lake and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (known locally as MSAC) are hives of sporting activity.
Inviting and oh so easy on the eye, Albert Park has that rare mix of warmth, ease and elegance.
Affluent Albert Park has become on of Melbourne's most well-to-do suburbs. Its safe streets are now favoured by young families, who have ample space to play in the area's lovely parks and extensive sports fields.
Professionals can't resist the proximity to the city, lively café scene and a host of outdoor activities. And retirees flock to downsize to the suburb's charming cottages. It's hard to gain a foothold here, as besotted locals don't tend to leave Albert Park in a hurry.
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Picturesque Albert Park Lake with its swans and sail boats is a firm local favourite for early morning strolls, evening jogs and everything in between. The activity amps up in March when the Grand Prix comes roaring into town.
From tennis and golf to all that MSAC has to offer, Albert Park is an active suburb. Brisk walkers and bike riders throng to the beachfront and lake, while outdoor personal training sessions abound. Active wear is de rigueur.
ALBERT PARK VILLAGE
Albert Park Village is the hub of all social activity in this popular neighbourhood. From brunch spots to designer boutiques, it's the perfect place to while away a leisurely afternoon.
The Gasworks Farmers Market is the go to for fresh local produce, with everything from crunchy sourdough loaves to freshly-laid free range eggs and homemade jams.
While dining options are confined to a relatively small area, locals are spoilt for choice. Whether it’s Middle Eastern mezze or some of Melbourne’s finest pizza, Albert Park has far more to offer than just brunch.
Houses in Albert Park are truly the stuff of dreams. Beautiful Victorian terraces line the leafy streets, alongside charming Edwardian cottages and impressive beachfront apartments.