Life in Camberwell, Victoria
Located around 20-30 minutes (10km) from the Melbourne CBD, Camberwell is one of the city’s older and more prestigious suburbs. You’ll frequently pass Victorian and Edwardian homes as you drive through the streets, with many featuring leafy heritage gardens. If you’re after something smaller, there are various townhouses and apartments available.
In Camberwell, the average three bedroom home is $1.8M to buy and $650 per week to rent*. While the pricing is at the top-end, it can easily be justified. There’s a high quality of amenities, restaurants, access to public transport, shopping options, and great resell value.
Fun fact: The suburb’s name originates from an inn called The Camberwell Inn, which was built in 1853 on the corner of several converging roads. It had been named after Camberwell Green in London.
Whether you have kids in school, experiencing an empty nest, or proudly independent, Camberwell could be the neighbourhood for you!
Travelling around the suburb
One of the key features of Camberwell is the Burke Road shopping strip, which stretches approximately 600m from Camberwell Junction.
There are three tram routes available along the strip – the 70, 72, and 75. Halfway up the road is Camberwell railway station, which services the Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein, and East Camberwell train lines, plus more.
With more than 400 stores offering popular retail chains and boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, beauty salons, fresh food, and other services, Camberwell shopping precinct off Burke Road has something for everyone.
On the weekend, you’re sure to find something special or unusual at the iconic Camberwell Sunday Market.
The Camberwell Fresh Food Market has operated for more than 85 years. Open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00am, it’s the place to be for quality fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood and flowers from wholesale markets.
Restaurants and Cafes
For date night or socialising with friends, the suburb offers a fine selection of restaurants and cafes. These include:
- Camberwell Curry House
- Fiorelli Restaurant
- Elyros Restaurant & Wine bar
- Short Black Cafe Camberwell
- Prospect Espresso
- My Other Brother
Camberwell features reputable primary and high schools including:
- Camberwell Primary School
- St Dominic’s Primary School
- Camberwell South Primary School
- Hartwell Primary School
- Camberwell High School
- Camberwell Grammar School (For boys)
- Siena College (For girls)
- Camberwell Girls Grammar School
There’s plenty to see and do for Camberwell residents, including:
For a peaceful stroll or a place to let the kids run free, check out Camberwell’s beautiful parks:
- Frog Hollow Reserve
- Fordham Gardens
- Cooper Reserve
- Bowen Gardens
- Lynden Park
- Highfield Park
- Riversdale Park
- Willison Park
Eager to explore Camberwell some more? If you’re ready to find your dream home in this beautiful neighbourhood, talk to your real estate agent about Listing Loop. You can discover “just listed” off-market properties for sale that suit your key criteria in the area!