East Melbourne is an established, affluent area with gracious 19th century homes, several of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks and some of its most beautiful parks. The historic Fitzroy, Treasury and Parliament Gardens separate East Melbourne from the Central City.
Here you’ll find Melbourne’s grand Parliament House, the impressive Treasury Building, St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral and the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (a hallowed sports ground for the city’s football and cricket lovers). Many other State Government facilities and institutions are also located in this area.
While terrace housing is predominant, the area also has a growing number of apartments as well as remnant mansions, some of which are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
East Melbourne has a large health services industry. As a result of its proximity to a number of hospitals, many medical practitioners have rooms in the area. Local hospitals include The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Freemasons’ Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute.
Residents of East Melbourne are generally more likely to be older and from an English speaking background.
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