Vibrant, electric, cool. People who move to Carlton are a couple short kilometers from the urban luxuries of Melbourne’s CBD without the heavy price tag. This suburb is known for its cappuccino culture thanks to its Italian heritage, present today in the many cafes and restaurants stretched across Lygon Street.
Every morning, the streets are swarmed with locals, tourists, and students of RMIT and Melbourne University. The suburb’s immigrant communities are transitioning from Jewish, Italian, and Greek, to East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Indian communities.
Despite a heavy influx of families, Carlton is still a single’s suburb packed with a variety of entertainment, cultural, and leisure activities. Foodies spend the day at any number of Italian or Greek eateries. Intellectuals peruse the Carlton Gardens or explore the latest contemporary exhibits at the Melbourne Museum.
The housing market consists of a mixture of revitalized Victorian terraces, smaller single-fronted cottages, apartments and public housing. The vast majority of dwellings in Carlton are rentals and rent is affordable. If you are a single person, student, or young professional Carlton is the perfect place to call home.