8.3 out of 10

Carlton

Ranked 191st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.798815287487 144.96775250091
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Suburb with everything close by!"

Carlton is probably one of the Best Inner-City Suburb in Melbourne!

Lots of Designer Brand Shops, Cafes, Restaurants & Cinemas! & is also walking distance from the Victoria Markets, Melbourne University IMAX, & the Shopping Malls at the Melbourne CBD (e.g. Melbourne Central, QV etc.).

A great suburb for Couples & Students as this place is a another great Choice for me to live in Melbourne!
Pros
  • Perfect Dining Options
  • All the Luxury Shopping in the Melbourne CBD
  • Nice Apartments
  • Really close to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Uni Students Paradise"

Melbourne University takes up a lot of the Carlton area, a lot of student accommodations perfect for overseas or local students to live somewhere close to where they study, so that they can have that little bit more sleep during the grilling university years.

Public transport and food are great in the Carlton area. If you are an student or a Investor, Carlton is a good choice.
Pros
  • Melbourne University
  • Really close to CBD
  • Good parklife
  • All the Luxury Shopping in the Melbourne CBD
  • Great food
Cons
  • A little too busy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5
2yrs+

"Love Carlton"

Great restaurants and coffee
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Culture, nightlife and restaurants - Carlton has it all"

Recommended for
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely"

Love that the city is so close, you are walking distance to everything, trendy people. Very Nice :)
Pros
  • Good parklife
  • Great food
  • Really close to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Carlton - right in the centre of everything"

Carlton is a fantastic place to live. Everything that Lygon St has to offer ..... food, shops cinema, and only 5 minutes walk to the CBD! I have never felt uncomfortable nor unsafe in Carlton. The shops are always bustling, although not too busy, and the restaurants of a night time are vibrant. I cant think of a better place in Melbourne to live!
Traffic in Lygon Street can by a little busy, but certainly nothing like the street of other nearby areas such as Richmond etc. I have never had a problem getting a park - although I must admit, once you live in Carlton there is little need for a car....you can walk everywhere!
Pros
  • Good parklife
  • Great food
  • Really close to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Great place to be. Love Lygon St."

The streets and food and shopping and cinema are all my favourites in Melbourne.
Pros
  • Great food
  • Good parklife
  • Really close to CBD
Cons
  • A little too busy
  • Too much traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+

"A great location close to the city"

This is a beautiful area close to the city with abundant public transport.

You can easily walk to the Victoria Markets, Melbourne University and Melbourne CBD. This is a great location.

This is a vibrant part of town and a good meal isn't far away. Lygon street has a wealth of great eateries all within walking distance which means you can enjoy yourself.

Perfect inner city living for young professionals, couples and students.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids