Melbourne Suburb Guides

Melbourne City Suburbs - Parkville

Think Parkville, think leafy streets, beautiful heritage houses, the University of Melbourne’s bustling campus, its residential colleges for students.

Parkville is also home to major hospital, research and institutional facilities including the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital.

The City of Melbourne’s largest area of open space, Royal Park, can be found here, along with one of Melbourne’s major attractions, the Melbourne Zoo.

The high number of students is reflected in the much-higher-than-average proportion of low-income earners.

Parkville was the site of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Village, where athletes and officials were housed during the Games. After the Games It is expected that by September 2006, approximately 90 of the 155 houses in the Village, would have been refurbished and sold as residential units, with the owners due to move in around mid October, 2006. The 20ha site will be continue to be developed until 2011 and eventually contain up to 1,000 new private homes and 200 social housing dwellings.

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