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Suburb Profile

Preston is a lively mix of old-school locals buying produce at Preston Market and new-school locals soaking up the arts, cafes and multicultural vibes.

Less than 10kms north of the city, you’ll find Preston, with its lovely, multicultural mix of families and singles and its blend of new and old. It’s got a gorgeous old-school market, plenty of schools and a good community arts scene – plus it’s right next door to cafe-stylish Thornbury.

Preston is a well-established suburb so you’ll find a lot of older families here who enjoy the space and sizable homes, but it’s also sought after for young independent people for its subtle groove and proximity to hip enclaves like Thornbury and Northcote.

Less than 10kms north of the city, you’ll find Preston, with its lovely, multicultural mix of families and singles and its blend of new and old properties featuring clinker brick Art Deco houses and immaculate weatherboard Californians as well as apartments, units and townhouses.

Preston is a vibrant, spirited suburb just north of the city, with plenty of schools and public transport as well as a thriving community arts scene. Whether you’re looking for a period home or a modern apartment, a produce market or a hip cafe, Preston can dial it up to suit your style.