City Gardens is tucked away in the heart of North Melbourne, conveniently located close to cafes, shopping, and the university and hospital precincts. Wide streets lined with beautiful gum trees surround this part of North Melbourne. It’s hard to believe you are so close to the city and can still experience a village lifestyle, with everything you need in walking distance. Warehouse conversions and 1960s-70s apartment buildings make up the large part of the immediate area, with beautiful Victorian terraces in the surrounding blocks.
The main feature of City Gardens is its peaceful gardens. A quiet private central garden for use of residents is home to many native birds and provides an oasis away from the busy-ness of the city. Sustainable garden initiatives are being implemented, including worm farms recently installed for the use of residents. City Gardens is complemented by nearby parks at Pleasance Gardens (Canning St) and Gardiner Reserve (Dryburgh St), the latter incorporating a children’s playground and public use BBQ directly across the street. The expansive Royal Park will appeal to picnickers and joggers alike, ten minutes’ walk from City Gardens.
Amenities abound in the North Melbourne area, being minutes from popular Errol St shopping precinct and many excellent cafes. Trams and buses are on the doorstep, and a short tram ride will take you to Melbourne’s famous Queen Victoria Markets. The North Melbourne Recreation Centre is just one block away, incorporating the North Melbourne outdoor pool as well as gym facilities, and the North Melbourne Football Ground.
Schools and hospitals are in easy access, with Lady Huntingfield Children’s Centre (kindergarten) onsite and the nearby North Melbourne Primary School and St Michael’s Primary School within a few minutes walk. City Gardens sits within the prized University High catchment area which is a great feature for property sales. The hospital precinct is just a few blocks away, with the Royal Children’s, Royal Melbourne and Royal Women’s Hospitals making CIty Gardens an appealing residence for many medical professionals. The University of Melbourne and RMIT University are just a short bus, tram or bike ride away.
Transport in the area is second to none with the 57 tram and 402 bus literally at the front door. Residents can access secure parking onsite, or if you prefer there are bike racks available to residents who want to take advantage of the extensive bike lane system through North Melbourne. Walking is a preferred mode of transport for many residents, as everything you need is so close. CityLink is easily accessible being just 5 minutes to the Racecourse Road and Mount Alexander Road entries. The area is earmarked for the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Metro plan which would see a proposed additional train station service the area on nearby Arden Street, adding to the transport convenience.
- Glenroy Special School
- St. Aloysius College, cnr. Curran & Melrose Sts