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Whether buying or renting, we can help find the inner-urban location that’s right for you. Each suburb has its own history, personality and benefits; discover what makes each suburb unique.

Suburb Profiles

East Melbourne encompasses Melbourne’s prestigious ‘hospital precinct’ and is often described as one of Melbourne's most desirable suburbs. The home of doctors, medical specialists, lawyers and other high-end professionals, means that your investment in this exclusive location will only grow with time.

Located only a short stroll from the heart of the Melbourne CBD, minutes from Brunswick, Smith and Victoria Streets, East Melbourne offers all the benefits of inner city living. Boasting rich parklands, open green spaces, wide landscaped streets and grand Victorian terraces, East Melbourne is infused with the finest of Melbourne's art, sport, food and bars.

Securing an address in East Melbourne often proves to be elusive but with good advice and knowledge the local real estate market, it’s not impossible. See Recent Sales in East Melbourne here.

Carlton sits just a couple of kilometres north of the CBD and is the traditional home of Melbourne’s Italian community.

The suburb is well known for its "Little Italy" precinct on Lygon Street, for its Victorian architecture and its European-style squares (University Square, Lincoln Square, Argyle Place and MacArthur Place) and the Carlton Gardens, the latter being the location of the Royal Exhibition Building, one of Australia's few man-made sites with World Heritage status.

The location offers every convenience to the CBD, Melbourne University, RMIT University, and all the amenities including restaurants, cafes, bookstores and a cinema complex all within walking distance.

Collingwood is located 3 km northeast from Melbourne's CBD. One of the oldest suburbs in Melbourne it is notable for its historical buildings, with many nineteenth century dwellings, shops and factories still in use. Infused with local history, infamous characters, and a quirky creativity, the effortless charm of this working-class-cum-art-warehouse district has an authentic and down-to-earth quality.

Collingwood’s selection of residences include terraces, apartments and warehouse conversions. Collingwood is home to the famous redevelopment of Silo apartments in Cambridge Street – and also accommodates what is believed to be Australia’s smallest house, known as “the doll house” on Islington Street, near the Collingwood College.

This bustling bohemian enclave is situated only 2 km northeast from Melbourne's Inner City CBD. Having undergone inner-city gentrification, Fitzroy has retained its creative edge thanks to a great mix of art galleries, studios and specialist bookshops, and eclectic mix of dining and bars.

Planned as Melbourne's first suburb, much of the suburb is now a historic preservation precinct, with many individual buildings and streetscapes covered by Heritage Overlays. Its built environment is diverse and features some of the finest examples of Victorian era architecture.

It has a long association with the working class and is currently inhabited by a wide variety of ethnicities and socio-economic groups. Its commercial heart is Brunswick Street, which is one of Melbourne's major retail, eating, and entertainment strips.

Hawthorn East has a certain old-fashioned charm. Located fifteen minutes from the city, its narrow streets are full of Victorian cottages, Edwardian mansions and new residential apartment developments. Find coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and bars on Glenferrie Road and Bourke Road. The historic Rivoli Cinemas renown for their Art Deco architecture sit just west of Camberwell Junction.

Its close proximity to the city centre has meant that since the 1980s North Melbourne has slowly become gentrified. With its wide tree-lined streetscapes, North Melbourne is one of the city's most dynamic and complex areas. Its residences are a mix of established and new housing, with commercial, industrial, retail and community facilities scattered throughout.

Relax under the Victorian verandas of Errol Street for brunch and afternoon drinks. Follow the tick-tock of the grand clock to the former North Melbourne Town Hall, now known as Arts House, a thriving performing arts space. North Melbourne also boasts the Queen Victoria Market at its doorstep, with access to the freshest seafood, meats, fruit and deli delights.

Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) is a busting at the seams with inspiration, mystery, creativity, and excitement packed full of surprises with all its hidden laneways, rooftops and basements. The over-supply of office space in the central city during the 1990s coupled with the City of Melbourne’s Postcode 3000 initiative has lead to a resurgence in inner-city living. The central city’s population has more than doubled since 2001.

The Melbourne CBD is now considered not only an affordable but a desirable place to live; the most common household type in the CBD is now a person living alone. The central city is Melbourne’s business and financial centre. It encompasses the central city grid, plus the area between Victoria and Latrobe streets. The central city is home to retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourist and entertainment facilities and operates 24 hours a day, serving a wide variety of residents, workers and visitors.

Melbourne includes many major parks and gardens including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kings Domain (which contains Government House), Queen Victoria Gardens, and Alexandra Gardens. The area also includes important sports facilities such as Olympic Park and Melbourne Park, home to a variety of sporting and entertainment events such as the Australian Open Tennis Championships.

South Melbourne is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Melbourne, and many of its residential areas date back to the Victorian era. It contains a number of commercial offices, industrial locations and warehouses, as well as small gardens.  Busy Clarendon St recently underwent a major retail redevelopment, and South Melbourne market to the west of the main strip is considered one of Melbourne’s finest fresh food and retail areas.

South Yarra is one of Melbourne's oldest and most affluent inner-city suburbs. Many of South Yarra's residential areas consist of attractive tree-lined streets. There are several historic mansions, including Como House which is open to the public, clusters of terrace houses and apartment buildings. Shopping, fashion, dining and entertainment are the main features of South Yarra's extensive commercial precinct. Busy Chapel Street is lined with exclusive retail outlets, cafes and clubs. Toorak Road is home to restaurants and many stylish fashion retailers featuring the best of local and imported goods.