Just 6km from the Melbourne CBD in the City of Moreland, Brunswick (which includes Brunswick West and Brunswick East) is one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs boasting many buildings of historical significance and heritage listed houses. The melting pot of Melbourne’s inner north, Brunswick has become the go to place for singles, couples and young families seeking a latte lifestyle and inner city convenience, all on the doorstop of the city. Over 20,000 people from a wide mix of cultural backgrounds now call Brunswick home. Best known for streets such as Sydney Road and Lygon Street, residents enjoy a wide selection of supermarkets, delis and eateries catering to a variety of cultures, all alongside historical pubs and hotels. Lygon Street is world famous for its restaurants and cafes whilst Barkly Square shopping centre offers residents local convenience. Calendar highlights for the area are the annual Sydney Road Street Party held in February as a precursor to the Brunswick Music Festival in March that features blues, roots and world music.
The Merri Creek meanders along the Brunswick East border, with the CERES Community Environment Park and four hectare park, one of Australia’s most visited environmental education centres dedicated to community environmental education and research, situated on its banks. Brunswick residents enjoy a wide choice of sporting facilities and activities throughout the area, with Clifton and Gilpin Park and Gillon Oval local favourites Proximity to the city, an abundance of leafy streets and bike paths coupled with a very flat landscape makes Brunswick ideal for cycling. Residents can also easily access a choice of primary and secondary schools within the area, whilst RMIT or the University of Melbourne are a short ride away via the number 19 tram into the city or by catching a train at Jewell, Brunswick or Anstey railway stations. Easy access to public transport and CityLink out to Melbourne Airport makes Brunswick one of the most accessible suburbs in Melbourne.