Suburb: North Melbourne
Culture, cafes, trams, employment, education and walkability are all qualities NorthMelbourneresidents can confidently boast of. Areas most ripe for improvement in the suburb include crime, open space and congestion, and there is also little topographic variation.
Located 2 km north-west of Melbourne's CBD, North Melbourne is one of the city's most dynamic and complex areas. Its residences are a mix of established and new housing with commercial, industrial, retail and community facilities scattered throughout. Shopping strips such as Errol and Victoria streets are popular for their range of cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The old North Melbourne Town Hall is the home of Arts House, Melbourne’s contemporary centre for performance and interactive artforms. The area also includes the historic Meat Market, a hub for creative arts and cultural productions, and the North Melbourne Recreation Centre, that has aquatic facilities, a gym and stadium complex.