On the doorstep of Princes Park: How Mirvac's Prince & Parade takes advantage of its park side location

The iconic park is not only home to the Carlton Football Club, but also offers a range of leisure activities for residents to enjoy.
On the doorstep of Princes Park: How Mirvac's Prince & Parade takes advantage of its park side location
Alison Warters September 20, 2023WALKING TOUR

Melbourne's inner-city suburbs are a diverse and vibrant tapestry of neighbourhoods, each with its own unique character, history, and appeal. Located within a few kilometres of Melbourne's CBD, the inner-suburbs benefit from a selection of amenity on their doorstep while still being connected to the beating heart of the city. 

In recent decades, the area has undergone significant gentrification, attracting young professionals, artists, families, and active retirees seeking a vibrant and eclectic lifestyle.

It was just that which attracted ASX-listed developer Mirvac to build their latest Melbourne project, Prince & Parade, at the axis of Princes Hill, Parkville, Carlton, and Brunswick. Blending urban sophistication with natural tranquillity, the development finds itself in a desirable park-fronting position across from Princes Park, a verdant oasis covering 39 hectares of lush greenery, walking paths, sports grounds, and playgrounds.

The iconic park is not only home to the Carlton Football Club but also offers a range of leisure activities for residents to enjoy, including the Princes Park Bowls Club, Royal Park Tennis Club, and the nine-hole Royal Park Golf Course.

Princes Park acts as a gateway to central Melbourne, allowing residents of Prince & Parade to seamlessly transition from serene natural surroundings to the bustling cityscape. The park is more than just greenery; it's a symbol of Melbourne's commitment to blending urban living with nature's beauty.

Melbourne is renowned globally for its culinary prowess, and Prince & Parade residents are poised to be at the epicentre of this gastronomic paradise. An array of cafes and restaurants dot the surrounding neighbourhoods, with cafes like Wide Open Road coffee roasters just around the corner, and the trendy Sani, artisanal Code Black Coffee, Monforte Viennoiserie, Mile End Bagels, and Sibling Café all within walking distance from Prince & Parade. 

When it comes to dining out, the choices are endless. Nearby there's Sarah Sands Hotel and Etta, considered "one of the most 'Melbourne' restaurants in Melbourne."

Waxflower offers a European-style wine bar spinning vintage vinyl's, while Ciao Mamma! nearby promises a cozy Italian experience. The journey continues with Old Palm Liquor, Mamma's Boy Trattoria, and Brunswick Wine Shop, ensuring there's something to please every palate. And for those seeking a diverse array of international cuisines, Little Andorra, Kent Hotel, Florian, La Luna Bistro, Matteo's Restaurant, Capitano, and Di Stasio Carlton offer an assortment of options.

Beyond the culinary delights, Prince & Parade offers residents a vibrant cultural scene. From the bustling Barkly Square to the artistic haven of Counihan Gallery, there's no shortage of places to explore. Bookworms can lose themselves in the treasures of the Brunswick Library, while Nord Modern and Rodwell and Astor cater to various tastes in fashion and design.

Art enthusiasts will appreciate the creative collections at Beinart Gallery and the immersive experience at 1280, while the nearby Brunswick Baths provide a refreshing escape for residents. 

Connectivity is a major drawcard of Melbourne's inner suburbs, and Prince & Parade stands to benefit from it all. 

The nearby Jewell and Royal Park Train Stations ensure that the city and its surroundings are easily accessible, granting residents the freedom to explore Melbourne's vibrant neighbourhoods effortlessly. Buses and trams are also an integral part of the area, with numerous transport links connecting Prince & Parade residents to the greater Melbourne region. 

Healthcare needs are well taken care of with various medical centres in the vicinity, including Lygon Street Medical Centre, Carlton Medical Centre, and Brunswick Medical Centre. The development also benefits from proximity to major hospitals such as The Royal Children's Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and The Royal Women's Hospital offers peace of mind.

Education is also within reach, with Princes Hill Secondary School nearby, along with the prestigious Melbourne University and RMIT.

New Apartments for sale in Prince & Parade by Mirvac, Brunswick

Access the latest brochure, pricing and floorplan details for Prince & Parade by Mirvac.
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Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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