8.4 out of 10

Clifton Hill

Ranked 181st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.7896459778074 144.998997536567
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 23, 2019

"Weird people, creepy suburb"

There is a feeling of unease here. We came to have our first twin babies. On paper it’s perfect. Larger homes. Parks. Transport. But it’s an awful place. I never felt welcomed by the aging population, who constantly try to cease improvement of the ever failing Queens Parade. Watched over by the creepy old shot tower.

The place had really weird vibes. I didn’t like it at all, apart from its proximity to the 86...outta there.

I actually thought I was going mad, but my view is shared by many. Problem is, everyone is so proud they can’t accept it’s not for everybody.

It’s certainly not for me, no thanks. Living in Fitzroy north and much better vibes. 1 year olds are happier too. They cry when we cross Queens Parade...be it in the car or stroller, day or night. Go figure.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Leafy suburb close to town"

Clifton Hill has the advantage of a villiage feel with leafy parks and quiet street, but is right on top of Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Collingwood etc so has all the advantages of being on the north side. The public transaport is great because Clifton Hill is a Premium train station where two lines come together so there is a train every few minutes and they all stop.

There are parks galore and are surrounded by beautiful Victorian Houses.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb tucked away in the inner north."

I lived in Clifton Hill for five years only a few years back.

Clifton Hill was an unknown suburb to many that I spoke with. In between a number of well known inner northern suburbs such as Collingwood and Northcote, Clifton Hill quietly falls under the radar and goes about its business of being a great suburb.

Excellent public transport options with tram 86 and Clifton Hill station on Hoddle Street.

Convenience of a 10 or 15 minute walk into Fitzroy or you can enjoy the array of restaurants available on the main strip.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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5/5
2yrs+

"Best inner city location"

Clifton Hill is a little gem, very close to everything but tucked away at the same time. With lovely parks, charming laneways, great shopping strip and local pubs it has a wonderful atmosphere.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
1/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Tiny, fantastic location, great suburb overall!"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love this suburb!"

This suburb is one of the most tightly held suburbs and for good reason! Few people who have lived here want to move away - extremely close to the city, yet has wide tree lined streets. Surrounded by public transport and major roads, yet quiet, peaceful and safe. And to top it off, is right next to the Capital City Trail which means residents have access to massive parks and trails. Perfecto!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden treasure so close to the city"

It's pretty hard to fault Clifton Hill as a suburb. Very close to the city, serviced by 2 train lines, bus and tram routes and easy access to the major thoroughfares to the rest of Melbourne, yet it's still a quiet hidden enclave with ready access to the Yarra/Merri Creek linear parks and parklands. Whilst it may lack as many retail outlets other suburbs (not surprising given it's tiny size), the adjorning suburbs of North Fitzroy, Collingwood, Abbotsford, Carlton etc and the famous streets such as Smith, Brunswick and Lygon Streets means you have all the convenience of the retail shops with none of the traffic or noise issues!

Whilst southern suburbs like Prahan have the 'prestige', I actually believe Clifton Hill to be a better suburb. Larger houses, better parking/less congestion, as good amenities, and closer to the cities.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

Unranked Streets in Clifton Hill

"Everyone gets along. Great place to live. Not noisy. Nothing negative at all."
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"Great looking heritage streetscape, walk to everything."
-37.7924851117 144.9957772863

John Street

4.5/5
"Close to everything."
-37.7869902245 144.9959958523

The Esp

4/5
"Live in the country only 5km from the city centre"
-37.7849172621 145.0022249848
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