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Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill 
An inner city suburb with a big 'cool' factor and Victorian architecture. 

Clifton Hill, Melbourne (north east)

Clifton Hill has been gentrified. It attracts professionals and creative types who have a social conscience and are aware of what's going on in the world. They're not softies, but more the middle management decision maker type who have a bit of moola behind them, not too much, but enough to live a comfortable existence. There is a village feel here, despite several major roads cutting through this suburb. (More information below and to your left <<<)

Rent $$$:

rent is affordable to medium

Cavallini - 354 Queens Pde. Ph: (03) 9486 3883


River, Parks, Inner city, Near Melbourne Uni/RMIT/Shillington College

Victorain terraces, Edwardian homes, apartment blocks

Would Suit:

Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students

Restricted residential. Usually busy on Queens Parade


Breakfast with friends

If this suburb were a shoe, it would be a Camper

There is a good mix of ages here, with creative types in their 20's through to creative types and problem solvers in their 50s.

Once upon a time, Clifton Hill was one of those inner city suburbs popular with low income earners. Now, it's pricey real estate territory with easy access to some great parkland and dog-walking territory. The Darling Gardens are popular with locals, as is nearby Fairfield Park with its walking paths, river, boathouse, bike track, and acres of Australian bush.


The architecture in Clifton Hill is mostly Victorian and Edwardian, with a smattering of ugly 1960s flats, and a mish mash of modern, to 'what the?' The streets vary from tree-lined to narrow.

The shot tower, a huge brick chimney looking thing, is a local landmark. It was built during Melbourne's industrial expansion in the late 19th century, to make lead shots. More information.


In 1987 Hoddle St in Clifton Hill became the scene of a massacre, known as the Hoddle Street Massacre. Julian Knight, a former young army cadet, lost his marbles and shot dead 7 people, wounding another 19. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Parking in Clifton HIll can be challenging at the Queens Parade village shopping centre. Vibe: weekend breakfast with friends, let's take the dog for a walk. Shoe equivalent: Birkenstocks and Campers. Would suit professionals, families, singles, creative types who don't want to be in the thick of things all the time and appreciate quiet times. Location: inner city. Direction: north-east. Postcode: 3068

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