Infocus – Carlton, 3053


Carlton Calling.

An exhilarating cocktail of picturesque gardens, chic bars, uni kids and perfect espressos, collectively creating that warm and energetic Carlton vibe.

Situated at only 2km North from the Melbourne CBD, the close and convenient Carlton is home to everything one would need to live a colourful, cosy and delicious lifestyle.

Sitting on the fringe of the inner city bustle, Carlton residents find themselves close enough to enjoy the lively atmosphere, yet at a perfect distance to indulge in a stimulating living environment.

Locals are accommodated with reliable train stations and tram lines making Carlton easily accessible.

Being the traditional home to the Italian community, Carlton is best known for its ‘Little Italy’ district along Lygon street, where many commute to enjoy the authentic Italian restaurants. Not to mention, the cute cafes where one can treat themselves to a flawless coffee whilst ‘people watching’ the many charismatic individuals that inhabit the Carlton area. Turn dark and the countless cool cocktail bars and stylish lounges come to life to provide you with a vibrant night out.

In just two streets, Nonna’s and lattés soon turn to scenic gardens and classic Victorian architecture where the visual beauty of this inner city hub can be totally absorbed.

Residents are spoilt by the beautiful European influenced Carlton gardens, which contain the striking Contemporary Melbourne Museum, and the arched world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. Here, locals and visitors can take time to slow down and inhale north side’s attractiveness.

For a slice of dramatic arts, Carlton is the proud home of the renowned La MaMa theatre, originally founded in New York City. La MaMa has a reputation for supporting fearless and provocative acts, and constantly impressing the audience with their creative performances.


Leafy streets, double storey Victorian town houses and charming laneways best illustrate the coveted Carlton.

At current, Carlton residents are most commonly renting their homes (75.6%), with a small percentage fully owning their abodes (11.8%). Just over three quarters of locals live in apartments (77%) accommodating its university style neighbourhood. A small 9.8% of Carlton locals are in the process of purchasing their homes.

The median rent in Carlton is $341 per week, and the median mortgage repayment is $1900 per month for these lucky homeowners.

Pleased to Meet you:

Whilst deciding your gelati flavour or slurping your spaghetti, you may find yourself chatting to a friendly Carlton citizen; a certain young, single (74.6%) charming yet casual professional (43.7%). Perhaps juggling their uni books or checking out the latest talked about hotspot.

This vibrant northern neighbourhood is home to 13,509 residents, making Carlton the second largest populated suburb in the municipality. It comprises a large population of the local and international students who attend the nearby University of Melbourne and RMIT University.

Some 52% of Carlton’s locals are females and 48% males. Carlton’s median age is a young 25 years old, 12 years below Australian average, representing the root of Carlton’s youthful and energetic feel. On average, a Carlton citizen’s income is $366 per week, with a household income of $634 per week.

Some 40.3% of locals speak English as their second language and the religions you may find in Carlton consist of Catholic, Buddhism, Islam, Anglican and the most common is non-religious.

With its spectacular heritage, modern attractions, and wealth of facilities, its no wonder thousands are flocking to this striking inner city precinct.

Sincerely yours,