SET in the heart of Melbourne’s increasingly popular inner-north, Brunswick has been the sleeping giant of the area.
Traditionally working class, in the past few years it has begun attracting professionals, hipsters and family buyers. When combined, Brunswick, Brunswick East and Brunswick West take up a significant amount of the Moreland area.
Houses in Brunswick West tend to be at the larger end of the scale, having a median price of $769,000, and are more popular with families.
The trendy younger crowd is increasingly opting for Brunswick East, with its array of workers’ cottages and slightly larger brick and timber period homes and a median house price of $832,500. Brunswick itself has a combination of brick worker’s cottages, Victorian terraces and block-fronted homes selling for a median price of $760,500. The median unit price is a more affordable $480,000.
Brunswick East is where new arty cafes have opened to cater for the hipster population.
It is also the home to the CERES environmental centre, with a nursery, organic cafe, community farm and market.
Brunswick West is the most family friendly of the three. It lacks the busy vibe of Brunswick East or Brunswick, tending to be quieter and greener, with more parks and schools.