Yarraville

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Located 6km West of Melbourne with a population of 12,726. (2006 census).  Yarraville has undergone some dramatic changes in recent times. Once known as a working class town, Yarraville is now attracting a new set of young professionals who enjoy the close proximity to the city and the attractive street scape which is generally tree lined, with rows of single and double fronted Victorian and Edwardian homes. There are very few apartment blocks in Yarraville, therefore it’s not an area that attracts a great deal of renters.  most of the stock is made up from detached dwellings.  The better areas which  attract the higher property prices are close to the Village centre which is located on Anderson Rd. The village has a selection of small coffee shops, boutiques, multi cultural restaurants, convenience stores, and other outlets which reflect both the older working class nature of the suburb, a well as a ‘yuppie’ atmosphere as the suburb gentrifies. There is a distinct multicultural diverse nature to Yarraville which is reflected in the annual Yarraville festival and masquerade ball. The central land mark is the Art Deco Sun Theater .  Originally opening in 1938 it contains 6 cinemas all named after Yarraville land marks. There are some significant industrial areas in Yarraville and a bone of contention for many of the residents are the well frequented truck routes which pass through the suburb.  There are now new truck restrictions limiting the times roads can be accessed and a new road proposed for the area which should divert a lot of the heavy traffic. (There are also plans for a new train line linking the east/west suburbs which will cut through areas of Yarraville)


Schools:

  • St. Augustine’s Primary School
  • Kingsville Primary School,
  • Wembley Primary School
  • Yarraville West Primary School

Transport:

Yarraville Train Station and 9 bus services

Shopping:

The main shopping hub is located on Anderson St, and Ballarat St. A multicultural landscape of markets, coffee shops, restaurants, and a diverse range of retail stores, adorned by attractive 19th century architecture.


House Styles:

The dominant architecture in Yarraville is single and double fronted weatherboard and brick Victorian and Edwardian houses. The land sizes typically range from 200-500 sqm and get larger as you move west away from the Village towards Kingsville. Modern town houses are becoming common – usually double story side by side designs, marketed towards the owner occupier with quality interior features.


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