Preston is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, approximately, 9 km north from the Melbourne central business district. Its local government area resides in the City of Darebin. At the latest Census, Preston had a population of approximately 33,000.
Preston has a great mix of multicultural families and singles and a blend of new and old. It's got an amazing old-school market, plenty of schools and a good community arts scene - plus it's right next door to cafe-stylish Thornbury.
You'll find a wide range of schools in Preston, from public primary schools and specialist schools, all the way to TAFE colleges, and an large range of public transport routes, including train, tram and bus lines.
Preston has some impressive older public buildings but you can also see the suburb's past in the quiet streets featuring many brick Art Deco houses and immaculate weatherboard Californians. You'll also find roomy family homes built a little later, as well as units and townhouses for downsizers.