4km North east of Melbourne’s CBD with a population of 11,069. (2006 Census.) Fitzroy is evenly split between those who rent and those who own. Falling close to the city, yet not overly industrial in nature with a distinctive residential feel, Fitzroy commands high property prices and remains in high demand. The streets are narrow – tree lined with period architecture. Edinburgh Gardens is possibly the highlight of the suburb. The park features festivals, a bowling green, a skating park and BBQ areas – and much more besides. The recreational activities on offer reflect the diversity and ethnicity of the area.
Fitzroy High School,
Merri Creek Primary,
Fitzroy Community School
North Fitzroy Primary School.
Rushall railway Station and various tram services including Number 96, 112, and 86.
The main shopping hub is located on Brunswick and St Georges Rd – with pubs, independent supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.
The residential architecture is made up of period Victorian and Edwardian single fronted terrace designs – one and two story. Land sizes are small mostly ranging from 150-300 sqm, with off street parking facilities a rare bonus. There are some apartment blocks, and a few modern town houses, however as the suburb largely falls under heritage overlay, development is restricted to fit in with the historical nature of the suburb.