Carlton North

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Located 4km from the city with a population of 6090. 614 people below 15yrs, 4941 people between 15 and 65 yrs, and 534 people over 65 years. Carlton has a high population of renters due to its close proximity to the university and CBD. However unlike Carlton, Carlton North has less high density and more period, single fronted, Victorian and Edwardian dwellings.  These underpin the property values in the area and keep the median value well above that of Carlton.

Carlton North was well settled by the 1930’s with its football team, tram services, schools and commercial hubs already well developed.  Therefore you won’t find classic brick veneer post war style homes in this location.  Off street parking is also a rarity. Buyers living in Carlton North generally do so to stay close to the city and commute using public transport.  However those homes that do have facilities for off street parking naturally command a premium in price.

Home to some of Melbourne’s most historically significant buildings including Melbourne Trades Hall, the World Heritage Site of the Carlton Gardens, the Royal Exhibition Building and the ruins of the old Carlton brewery, it’s a location which is steeped in history and ascetically appealing.

The shopping strips reflect the demographic residing in Carlton which is made mainly from young professional couples rather than families.  It’s the demographic who enjoy dining out each evening and drinking coffee in one of the many small cafes situated along the major commercial area – Rathdowne Street. Rathdowne also contains the other inner city essentials such as fashion boutiques, and delicatessens (which reflect the multicultural atmosphere so dominant in suburbs north of the city.)

Lygon st – the Italian capital – runs through Carlton North.  However it’s the section that runs through Carlton which is synonymous for its Italian restaurants and café culture – many of which employ spruikers to line the streets attempting to lure consumers in with menu highlights and special deals.

The Carlton North end of Lygon St is residential, with the Melbourne Cemetery on the western side (containing the graves of notable Prime-Ministers and other dignitaries).  Other highlights of Carlton North include Princess Park – all 36 hectares of it.  It’s home to the Carlton Football club, and includes sporting facilities such as the bowling green and oval. It forms part of the Capital City Trail which loops as around the city taking in park land and popular landmarks such as Melbourne Zoo, the Yarra River and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

The atmosphere of Carlton is not dissimilar to that of Fitzroy North, or North Melbourne.  There is a diverse mix of residents who generally congregate within their own nationalities and groups.  It’s not a suburb you would describe as ‘family friendly’ or hosts much of a neighbourly atmosphere.  However it’s walking distance to most of the best highlights Melbourne has on offer, and if you’re not the ‘staying in doors’ type, you’ll find no end of things to do.

A few other points regarding Carton North


Main Schools

  • University of Melbourne
  • Carlton Gardens Primary School
  • Corpus Christi College,
  • Carlton Primary School

Transport – The closest train station is in Melbourne Central, however Carlton is serviced by a number of major tram and bus routes .

Shopping – Lygon st shopping strip

House Styles:

Land sizes are small and housing is generally Victorian or Edwardian in character – single fronted or terrace in style. Carlton North borders Carlton which has a large number of high rise apartment blocks which generally accommodate the large student population.

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