Home to the famous Flemington Racecourse, Flemington is a bustling and culturally diverse enclave located on the north-western fringe of the city.
With its leafy, tree-lined streets and community-driven charm, Flemington is quickly emerging as a hotspot for those in search of a family-friendly neighbourhood that retains a hint of inner-city grit.
A suburban haven with an urban postcode, Flemington’s vibrant Racecourse Road is where all the main action takes place, with its many pubs, eateries and the Newmarket Plaza shopping centre. In contrast, Pin Oak Crescent (which runs alongside Newmarket Station) is a small cosy strip of quaint gift stores, cafes and multicultural restaurants.
With easy freeway access (Tullamarine Freeway and Citylink) and extensive public transport services, getting about quickly and easily is no trouble for local residents. Additionally, Flemington has a clutch of established schools, open green spaces, not to mention the thrill of the nearby Royal Melbourne Showgrounds and world-class Melbourne Zoo.
Flemington’s gently hilly residential streets are quiet, with some impressive Victorian and Edwardian terraces (both single and double-fronted), as well as larger homes from slightly later eras. While you can find flats (and public housing towers) in the smaller streets, you’ll find glossy new apartment developments popping up on the major roads.
You’ll see a lot of young singles settling into Flemington for its location, convenience and energy, alongside slightly older, more settled independent people and young families.
A high-growth area, Flemington is a star pick for those home buyers who value convenient access to a wide range of services and amenities.