North Melbourne has a charming village feel to its broad, gently hilly streets of Victorian terraces and old cottages. You can go for a swim at the North Melbourne Recreation Centre, see some comedy at the Comic’s Lounge, see a band at the tiny Town Hall Hotel, pick up local handcrafts at the Thread Den market. Errol Street is where the main cafe and grocery action happens, but roam a little further afield and you’ll find gorgeous places like Beatrix, a tiny wonderland bakery.
North Melbourne is a leisurely walk to the city, but it is also well-serviced by trams, buses and North Melbourne Train Station.
North Melbourne’s working class history is alive and well in its charming workers’ cottages, many of which have now been renovated to embrace contemporary living, and its glorious Victorian terraces.
The grand North Melbourne Town Hall is a magnificent architectural focal point. As the area continues to gentrify, new apartment complexes and warehouse conversions are becoming much more common.
Just on the city’s northern fringe, North Melbourne is a charming neighbourhood that beguiles with its incredible cafes, pretty terrace houses and busy cultural life. If you want to be close to the city and still have a patch that feels like home, consider living in North Melbourne.