Suburb Property Profile: Camberwell, VIC 3124


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Camberwell, Victoria? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

Recognised for its tranquil and leafy streets, the delightful suburb of Camberwell is situated 14 km east of Melbourne’s famous Central Business District. The area was originally agricultural and was named after the south London district of Camberwell. It is now one of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs and has a number of commercial offices and notable sites. These include the Camberwell Junction, the Camberwell Town Hall and the historic Rivoli Cinemas nearby. In the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy, the Victorian Government had placed Camberwell as one of the Principal Activity Centres in the state. 

Bringing plenty of nature reserves and elegant properties, lots of residents have proudly moved in particularly families, singles, professionals and retirees. The Australian Bureau of Statistics have calculated the total population to equal around 22 000 people and close to 6 000 families. Private dwellings have also grown to over 9 000 properties with the amount expected to consistently increase. In the 2021 Census, the majority were between 50 and 55 years old and the median age is 43 years old. 

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Travel & Infrastructure

Whether you are commuting daily or just visiting the vicinity, choose from a range of public transport services. The Camberwell Railway Station is operated by Metro Trains and has 3 platforms heading towards the Lilydale Line, Belgrave Line and the Alamein Line. There are also quite a few trams running regularly with stops on Burke Road and Camberwell Road. You can catch the bus by Bowen Street or at Reserve Road. Drivers are able to take the Monash Freeway for smooth journeys. 

Belonging to the City of Boroondara, the council have been taking on a collaborative approach and encouraging local feedback for the Camberwell Junction Placemaking Project. The vision aims to build a dynamic and prosperous metropolitan destination that has lively spaces, a thriving economy, attractive character and a highly liveable urban environment. These goals will be achieved through providing quality designs, investment opportunities, enhanced connections and prioritising sustainability. After developing a structure and plan, consultations are set to take place in 2023. 

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You’ll find loads of popular retailers and supermarkets just a stone’s throw away. The Camberwell Shopping Precinct has bakeries, homeware shops, entertainment, fashion brands and heaps more. Along with having over 400 stores, there is also a cinema and a weekly outdoor market. Meanwhile, the Camberwell Walk Arcade on Toorak Road also has quick eats and services. Satisfy your cravings with international dining and restaurants on Burke Road. Order a meal from Sam’s Bar & Grill, try the food at the Taku Japanese Restaurant or have brunch from the Collective Espresso Cafe. To add, the Italy 1 Restaurant has appetising Italian dishes and the Mongkok Tea House serves tasty dinners. With a bistro menu, the Palace Hotel presents live music and trivia nights. 


Schools & Recreation

The neighbourhood welcomes parents and students with various schools next door. Conveniently, the Camberwell Primary School and the Camberwell High School are both within walking distance. Alternatively, the Camberwell South Primary School and the Hartwell Primary School are both under 3 km away. Private education is also being offered at the Camberwell Girls Grammar School and at Siena College. Younger children can attend the Fordham Avenue Kindergarten or Samantha’s Child Care Centre & Kindergarten. On the other hand, Swinburne University and Deakin University Burwood Campus are both less than 5 km by car. 

Camberwell has absolutely no shortage of parklands and open spaces where you can embrace the outdoors. At Frog Hollow Reserve, get active with walking trails, cycling paths and sports grounds. Enjoy some time with the family at the playground or have a fun picnic. Stroll through the scenic Read Gardens on Stanhope Grove or stop by the picturesque Fordham Gardens for a breath of fresh air. The Lynden Park also has swings and slides and is a lovely spot to take your pets for a walk. Surrounded by over 12 000 wattle trees, the Wattle Park is a 3 km drive and has a golf course and BBQ facilities. For more, relax at the Canterbury Gardens with colourful flowers and a pavilion. You may also be interested in browsing through the Camberwell Sunday Market which is well known for selling vintage clothing, goods and antiques.

With many amenities and natural features, the charming suburb of Camberwell is definitely where you should create your new home or investment.

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Published on 10th of February 2023 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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