Located 9km from Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 14,034. (2006 Census). Caulfield North is the affluent area of Caulfield. Once home to some large impressive mansions, Caulfield North still contains some impressive grand architecture, however much of the stock has now been replaced with modern buildings and land subdivided. Contemporary luxury apartment blocks have been popping up along the main thoroughfares, and modern town residences are common features of the landscape. There is a large Jewish community in Caulfield a large number of which migrated from Poland, Russia and Germany. The central point of the suburb is Caulfield Park. A large 26 hectre area with good sporting facilities, attractive recreational zones, childrens play areas, a heritage-listed arboretum, and also plays a host to various community events, (Caulfield Jewish Chabad centre host an annual celebration to mark Channukah ‘Channukah in the Park’ which attracts over 22,000 residents with food stores, childrens rides, and fireworks.) Another feature of Caulfield North worth seeking out is the Labassa Mansion – a heritage listed Victorian master piece tucked away behind Melbourne Grammar school in Manor Grove.
Some of the best streets in Caulfield North include Findon Avenue ( known for its Art Deco architecture), Lumeah Road, and Howitt Road – all tree lined streets with large mansions with exclusive gated entrances.
The main shopping strip is located on Hawthorn Rd and Balaclava Rd, containing an abundance of coffee shops, boutique retail outlets, and convenience food stores.
Transport; The closest rail station is Caulfield East. A number of tram routes run down Hawthorn Rd and Balaclava Rd
Shopping; The shopping strip is located on Hawthorn and Balaclava Roads, and has an abundance of coffee shops, convenience stores, and restaurants.
A broad mix of architecture including – Victorian and Edwardian mansions, post war Art Deco styles, modern town houses, 19’60/’70s apartment buildings, contemporary town houses. Designs often reflect cultural influences from the diverse population of Russian, polish, and German backgrounds.