On the doorstep of the CBD and with an abundance of amenity, North Melbourne’s quiet, tree-lined location is unique. A place that encourages an active lifestyle, residents in North Melbourne have access to everything in immediate proximity, from cafés and restaurants to education and parks.
Positioned in the Hotham Hill precinct, Academy is in the most sought-after locale of North Melbourne, away from major arterial roads yet still within walking distance of shops, parks and multiple education options at every level.
Cafes and restaurants
Understated and exuding heritage charm, North Melbourne village boasts an eclectic array of outstanding cafes, restaurants, and bars. Whether it’s a quick morning coffee from the famous Auction Rooms café, grabbing lunch from local favourite Le Bajo, an Italian fine dining dinner at Sosta Cucina or a late night aperitif at Prudence, North Melbourne has everything foodies could possibly want.
When living at Academy, all you shopping needs are catered for locally. For fresh produce, look no further than the celebrated Queen Victoria Market, just a five minute drive or 20 minute walk away. Artisan traders adorn North Melbourne too, with haunts such as Bread Club and Code Black Coffee revered by locals. Or for your daily staples, a brand new Woolworths full line supermarket is just an eight minute walk away.
Parks and gardens
An abundance of parks, gardens and playgrounds are all within walking distance at Academy. From the quiet Gardiner Reserve just moments away, to Royal Park, the largest inner-city park in Melbourne, there are options aplenty. For the kids, the renowned Nature Play Playground is just a six minute walk away; an incredible adventure based play experience almost in their backyard.
Transport and connectivity is one of North Melbourne’s most appreciated features. The CBD is just moments away and can be accessed via train, tram, bike ride or even walk. Vehicle travel is also swift, with access to Citylink and the Eastern Freeway just around the corner.
A new school at Academy
Delivered by the State Government within the Academy masterplan is a new campus of North Melbourne Primary School which opened to students in mid-2023. Bordered by Hardwicke and Molesworth streets, the campus caters for prep to year two students and features innovate leaning spaces surrounded by various landscaped play areas.