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Two of Melbourne’s most versatile, in-vogue suburbs, they combine as a peerless prospect for the right buyer, of which there are many.”

  • Easy CBD access
  • Beautiful 19th century homes
  • Versatile appeal
  • Standout cafés and restaurants
  • Pristine parklands

Transport and Proximity

An easy 4km tram ride from the middle of Melbourne, Carlton North and Princes Hill comprise vast parklands, world-class coffee, and vibrant yet refined streetscapes. Together meeting several suburbs at their margins, bordering suburbs include Fitzroy North, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Parkville, and Carlton. The pair share traits with each of their neighbours, while delivering an atmosphere that is entirely their own. Thanks to their proximity to every modern essential, a car is not seen as necessary, with many locals preferring to utilise extensive bicycle lanes en route to the CBD. Home to the 1864-formed Carlton Football Club and the primary stadium for the soaring AFLW, Ikon Park remains the heart of the community, nestled inside the sweeping greenery of Princes Park.

Aesthetic, Appeal, and History

With Carlton North and Princes Hill’s quaint strips known city-wide, buyers clamour to break into the alluring rows of revitalised Victorian terraces and Edwardian double-fronts, among an array of period styles. A reason residents love the pair, Carlton North and Princes Hill are a step removed from the sprawling buzz of Carlton. Established slightly further into the reign of Queen Victoria, Carlton North and Princes Hill prioritised use of brick in home construction, differentiating the areas from Carlton and its widespread timber cottages. Carrying over to the modern day, the suburbs appeal to those who love the prospect of an easy, memorable night on the town, with the option of a quiet evening in. While Rathdowne and Drummond are central highlights, loyal locals laud their own streets as the best around, each presenting a compelling case. Among the most revered is undoubtedly Princes Hill’s Bowen Crescent, which displays some of Melbourne’s most adored home architecture, overlooking the lush expanses of Princes Park.

Vibrancy and Lifestyle

Often sticking to their northern favourites, residents and those in-the-know flock to Nicholson, Rathdowne, and Lygon Streets, resonating with their somewhat off-Broadway appeal. As is the case with so much of Melbourne, visitors are rewarded for exploring the streets, with picks including a bona fide staple in the Great Northern Hotel, the ever-full Florian Eatery, charming La Luna Bistro, and original La Porchetta. The spot to be, Rathdowne Village is certainly not one of the city’s most popular strips, which is exactly why locals love its healthy range of independent shops and cafés. The area’s standards mean every coffee is capable of turning your day around, with Curtain Square ideal to enjoy your delectable caffe lattè. The place to picnic, jog, or walk the dog, Princes Park spans the length of the two suburbs, its grounds encompassing the Princes Hill Tennis Club, Princes Park Bowls Club, and Melbourne General Cemetery.

The Locale and Reputation

While wonderfully vibrant in the right spots, Carlton North and Princes Hill afford their own kind of relaxed lifestyle. Two of Melbourne’s most versatile, in-vogue suburbs, they combine as a peerless prospect for the right buyer, of which there are many.

10 Things Carlton North and Princes Hill are Known For

  • Carlton Football Club and Princes Park, 400 Royal Parade, Carlton North
  • Princes Hill Tennis Club, 121 Princes Park Drive, Carlton North
  • Princes Park Bowls Club, 109 Bowen Crescent, Carlton North
  • Clay Health & Organics, 719-721 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
  • La Luna Bistro, 320 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
  • Kent Hotel, 370 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
  • La Porchetta, 392 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
  • Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
  • Florian Eatery, 617 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
  • Enoteca Sileno, 920 Lygon Street, Carlton North

Public Transport

  • 96 Tram, East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach
  • 1 Tram, East Coburg to South Melbourne Beach
  • 6 Tram, Moreland to Glen Iris
  • 19 Tram, Flinders Street Station to North Coburg
  • 504 Bus, Moonee Ponds to Clifton Hill
  • 505 Bus, Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University
  • 546 Bus, Heidelberg Station to Melbourne University
  • 250 Bus, City to La Trobe University
  • 251 Bus, City to Northland Shopping Centre


  • Carlton North Primary School, 6054/60 Lee Street, Carlton North
  • Princes Hill Primary School, 280 Pigdon Street, Princes Hill
  • Princes Hill Secondary College, Arnold Street, Princes Hill