Located 4km east of the CBD with easy access to the Eastern Freeway, Abbotsford is a charming inner-city pocket tucked between North Richmond and Clifton Hill, with bustling Hoddle Street on one side, and tranquil Studley Park on the other.
While it still bears traces of urban grit, gentrification has seen an influx of development heralded by a growing roster of chic cafés, restaurants, bars, exciting galleries and plentiful public transport.
While homes here don’t come large, families still flock to Abbotsford due to its ample green open spaces and prime location. Young couples, singles and urban workers are equally enticed by the area’s easy access to the bright lights of the city, Richmond and Fitzroy.
Abbotsford is a mixed-use suburb, with significant tracts of industrial, residential and commercial land. Like most inner-city suburbs, space is at a premium, so you won’t find sprawling family homes here. Instead, you will find enchanting Victorian cottages and a vast array of industrial buildings that have been converted into modern apartments.
A true mix of edge and ease, Abbotsford continues to show positive development potential with its urban dwellings highly desired predominantly by the likes of young professionals and local/international students. Artsy and outdoorsy, fashionable Abbotsford has perfected a low-key alternative lifestyle that locals and visitors can’t get enough of.