CAMBERWELL At A Glance
Lush, green Camberwell is an affluent pocket of Melbourne that has long been favoured by the city’s well-to-do. A picture of suburban bliss, Camberwell has charming period homes (naturally, some of which come complete with white picket fences), a healthy café culture and a buzzing shopping strip.
A prestigious neighbourhood with a warm, family-friendly environment.
School-run traffic jams are very much the norm.
Camberwell was a dry suburb up until 2014.
The leafy streets of Camberwell, with their large homes and eternally blossoming gardens, are a veritable paradise for families. One of Melbourne’s most expensive suburbs, it offers a quality of life that the city’s elite just can’t get enough of. And it’s not hard to see why.
The coffee is ever-flowing, the parks are green, there are prestigious schools and a strong sense of community pervades. Parking is another story, but nowhere’s perfect. Buzzing Burke Road is the suburb’s main artery for social and commercial purposes and offers countless boutique stores and a thriving café scene. The jewel in its crown is the beautiful Art Deco Rivoli Cinema, where locals catch the latest blockbusters and indie releases. And if high street fashion and homewares aren’t what you’re looking for – the weekly Camberwell Market is a treasure trove of rare finds that draws people from across the city.
The one thing Camberwell doesn’t have much of, is night life. In fact, until very recently it was one of Melbourne’s last designated ‘dry’ areas. Things have loosened up a bit, with local restaurants gaining liquor licences – much to their delight. Just don’t expect any late-night revelry from this wholesome community. However, you’re 10 kilometres from city – it doesn’t really matter.
Lush Camberwell is both prestigious and well established, so it’s only natural that it attracts a crowd who reflect those very same traits.
It comes as no surprise then that prosperous families and retirees are the norm in this safe, friendly neighbourhood’s leafy streets. Obtaining property here is quite a coup so houses tend to be passed down in families – once people are in they don’t tend to be in a rush to move elsewhere. Ever.
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Camberwell is home to some of the most expensive and sought-after real estate in Melbourne – everyone wants to own a piece of suburban paradise.