Northcote, VIC 3070

4.4(17 reviews)

Ranked 133rd best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

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  • Internet access
  • Public transport
  • Parks and recreation
  • Medical facilities
  • Eating out

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Reviews of Northcote, VIC

29th November 2021

"Leave your car at home Northcote"

For someone who has lived in the area for 20 years I can say that there is no other suburb you would want to live in. 2 Train lines and multiple tram routes means you can leave your car at home. Walking distance to trendy cafes built into old garages and factories. Vibrant high street with restaurants for every type of taste as well as parks for the kiddies and your dogs. With a 30 minute cycle into the city you may even decide to ditch your car for good.

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30th August 2021

"Trendy and relaxed Northcote"

Located just north-east of the city, this vibrant, multicultural inner-city neighbourhood provides you with the optimal laid-back lifestyle.
Northcote centres around High Street, which is home to a plethora of fantastic and diverse cafés, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, and venues. Northcote has a strong feeling of community, with neighbourhood festivals and artistic activities held all year round.

The suburb is known for its bike culture, but it also has great public transportation options, including trams, buses, and railway stations all within close proximity. There are many reputable schools and nice parklands and reserves also within the area.
Northcote is ideal for those who wish to live in a laid-back, artistic suburb with a vibrant café scene.

For a standard 3-bedroom house, you can expect to pay approx $695 per week in rent.
If you are looking for a rental property or looking for an agent to lease out your rental property, please contact me directly on 0411 062 462 or [email protected]
Anna Molinaro, Property Manager OBrien Real Estate Blackburn.

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16th September 2020

"Best Inner Melbourne Suburb"

Something for everyone. Though becoming more gentrified by the minute.

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Nathan Roylance real estate agent
Nathan Roylance
Holland Price
24th May 2020

"Great suburb with fantastic amenities"

Northcote is relaxed and laid back suburb, that has the energy of High street at its heart. High street is lined with international cuisine ranging from Japenese (Ramen/Sushi take your pick), Greek to the ever popular Welcome to Thornbury which features a different line up of food trucks daily.
Locals of Northcote are spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes, with great cafes both all along high street as well as the local hangouts that serve up a premium cup of Joe. Housing is a mix of Californian bungalows, terrace homes and as is the trend of most inner city suburbs townhomes and apartments. You can get an amazing view of the city from the top of Ruckers Hill, especially on a night when there are fireworks on in the city.
Public transport is fantastic with the suburb serviced by two tram line along with 2 train lines (5 stations in total).
Great parklands and Merri Creek and Darebin Creek are so close for nature lovers.

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4th March 2020

"THE SPOT TO BE"

Northcote has been an up & coming suburb for many years now. With new cafes & businesses opening up daily. Constantly provides great results. Easy access into the city, close to public transport & shops.

Max Hodder - Real Estate Agent - Woodards

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Madeleine Cahill real estate agent
Madeleine Cahill
Bricks and Mortar RE - Bricks and Mortar RE

"Accessible and overflowing with amenities"

Northcote is one of my favourite suburbs. The suburb is serviced amazingly by two train lines (Hurtsbridge and Mernda lines) and two tram lines (High Street and St Georges Road). Bordered by beautiful parklands (Merri Creek Linear Reserve and Northcote golf course) as well as offering ample cafes, restaurants and eateries along the popular High Street. Many of the houses still showcase their heritage era and the majority of the residential streets are stunning tree lined. There's not much to love about Northcote.

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"Retro, hipster, alternative, busy, youthful"

I find that there is a touch of yesteryear about Northcote. For this reason, it's not my kind of area as I prefer modern and fresh. I can appreciate that people would like the area given it's proximity to city and interesting shops and cafes. Unfortunately, driving is not a pleasant experience if you take any of the main roads.

I'm also put off by areas where drinking is a top priority. Too old for that!

Great for

  • Great city views
  • Vibrant shopping choice
  • Lots of cafes

Not great for

  • Most major streets have only one traffic lane
  • Never any parking
  • Busy busy busy

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"Best of both worlds..."

Northcote feels like an up and coming suburb. A lot of change in the last couple of years; new cafes, new bars and development (most of these are positive). At the same time, let's hope the change is kept at a reasonable pace so that the older aspects of the suburb are retained. Westgarth shops have improved, and the "old world" cinemas remain a highlight. It's not hard to get out of the hustle and bustle; merri creek provides refreshing respite from the streetscapes and traffic as it curls its way towards the yarra. Great for a run or bike ride. Amenities are good, plenty of gyms, shopping, etc nearby. When including the surrounding suburbs, dining is excellent.

Great for

  • Great public transport
  • Great bars!
  • Lots of cafes
  • Lots of parks

Not great for

  • Most major streets have only one traffic lane
  • Never any parking

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"Busy and expensive"

Once the outer limits of the city Northcote is now almost considered the inner city. Overblown housing driven up by investors and rental houses in desperate need of repair despite their high costs. I currently live off High Street and we have a minimum of 4 garbage/delivery trucks each morning. They start from 3am. Great place to come and have a coffee if you can even get a park.

Forget dashing out to get something from the supermarket before dinner, as the traffic gridlock and lack of close supermarkets will see you back by 8pm.

Great access to public transport, cafes and parks, but if you are looking for a place for families and kids, look somewhere else.

Great for

  • Great public transport
  • Great bars!
  • Vibrant shopping choice
  • Lots of cafes

Not great for

  • Never any parking
  • Most major streets have only one traffic lane
  • Busy busy busy
  • Parking can be tricky sometimes, but you can just about walk everywhere as there's nothing you can't find on High Street

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"Vibrant & friendly"

Having lived in Northcote for 4 years and then moving to the inner bayside suburbs, I really miss the laid back and relaxed atmosphere that Northcote has. I lived right on High Street down in the Westgarth area and was within 5 minutes walking distance from 2 train stations and the tram stop. The cafe's along High Street are mostly of high quality without being being pretentious and there is quite a range of other specialty shops. And the view of the city from the top of Ruckers Hill is amazing, especially on a night when there are fireworks on in the city.

I never found parking in the area an issue however being right on High Street was quite noisy with the traffic and the trams. You do tend to get used to the noise though.

In terms of safety, I never felt unsafe in Northcote as there are always people around. In saying that though, our house was broken into once (after someone left the door unlocked) in the 4 years we were there. I guess that can happen in any suburb.

I would definitely move back to Northcote in a heartbeat.

Great for

  • Lots of cafes
  • Great public transport
  • Great bars!

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"Centre of the universe"

I once had a bloke knock on my door in northcote and run away....to the house across the road.....presumably to rob us all if no one was home. I retrieved my large umbrella, intercepted the chap and promised to ram the umbrella into a very dark space and break his arm in several places if i ever saw his ugly face again. Security has been fine since that date for me and for all of my neighbours.....maybe the chap i interviewed passed the message on to his mates.
Northcote has otherwise been all 5 star living in my 12 years there. The cafes and restaurants have taken off big time. Combine that with the trams, reduced traffic in high street, proximity to the city, views from ruckers hill..... the mix of old and new residents, multiculturalism. Parking can be tricky now and then, but it's never been a problem in my driveway. capital gains to die for!! its got a sense of the old st kilda about it. love it!!!

Great for

  • Great public transport
  • Vibrant shopping choice
  • Great bars!
  • Lots of parks

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"Unbeatable combination...something for everyone!"

I have lived here for 12 years and I still can't get enough...I honestly can't think of anywhere else in Melbourne I would rather live! 5 stars!

Great for

  • Great bars!
  • Great public transport
  • Vibrant shopping choice

Not great for

  • Parking can be tricky sometimes, but you can just about walk everywhere as there's nothing you can't find on High Street

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"Something for everyone"

I lived in Northcote for 5 years prior to moving to Woodend. I missed the place so much I returned 3 years later (minus a husband!) Northcote has so much to offer, its close to the city, and connected to the rest of Melbourne with great public transport and road access.

If you want to stay close to home for entertainment, there are a number of great bars on High St - Open Studio and Northcote Social Club in particular! The thriving eateries on Lygon St in Brunswick East are close too!

For families, there are great parklands and Merri Creek and Darebin Creek are so close for nature lovers.
I dont have kids, but there are many good schools to choose from. And the streets are friendly. Neighbours bring in the bins and collect mail for each other. People greet each other on the street and dogs play together in the parklands.

Sumner Estate has great californian bungalows. There are lots of gorgeous little terraces abound. There could be better street trees though, the streets don

Great for

  • Great public transport
  • Lots of parks
  • Vibrant shopping choice

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"Love Northcote"

I just moved to Northcote a couple of months ago after having lived in Burwood and North Melbourne. Northcote is for me and my partner the perfect location in Melbourne. It is close to the city with two train-lines going through Northcote, a tram line and several buslines. Fitzroy is close by and Highstreet is a great mixture of chilled out bars and restaurants and musicvenues and galleries.
We just love it here.

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"Westgarth - Great pocket in Northcote"

When Northcote is mentioned, most would think of the area around High Street.

However, there is a nice pocket in the south east which borders Fairfield and Alphington. The activity centre is Station Street and it is close to the Fairfield boat house, river and parkland.

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"A good blend of houses close to the city"

This is a great area not far from the city with a good blend of housing available making it a good place for a wide range of people.
There is a good coverage of public transport that get you into the city within 20 minutes.
There are plenty of places to eat out close by and with good variety. If you want to get out for a drink then there are a few places close by but plenty a bit further afield.
There are plenty of shops nearby, and quite possibly within walking distance.
The local All nations Park provides facilities for just about anything you could want at your local park including, skating, basketball and tennis. There are also playground for the younger kids and plenty of open spaces to run.

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