Northcote, Victoria is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Darebin. At the 2006 Census, Northcote had a population of 13,976. It is bounded by Darebin Creek to the north, Kingston Road to the east, the train station to the west, and Brunswick Street to the south.
The suburb is located in the northern section of the northern borough, and has a population of 10,930. Northcote was named after Northcote Park, which was named after the Northcote family.
In the 1840s, George Lennon and his two sons Joseph and Thomas were granted 700 hectares (1,760 acres) of land in the area that became known as Northcote. The land on which Northcote Park is located was owned by the government from 1852 until 1882 when the government sold it to JV Fitzgerald. In 1909, John and Venetia Larkin purchased the land. The land was gazetted for a school in
Northcote is located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. It is located next to the suburbs of Keilor Park and Cheltenham and is bounded by the suburbs of Ringwood, Meadow Heights, and Meadow Lakes. Northcote is also located in the City of Moonee Valley. Northcote is a favorite spot for business people, as it has a large number of companies that are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). It is also a hub for many sports teams, including the A-League football team, Melbourne Victory.
The old Northcote Post Office with the blue building in the background. About a year ago, the Postmaster General told me that this building would become a residence. I couldn’t help but be intrigued.
In 1852, the Victorian government had already made plans for different ways to expand the township. The first of these was the creation of a central Post Office. This would be erected at the end of the main street, which would be named Northcote Road, after the first Post Master, Mr. John Northcote. In 1853, a contract was let to the well-known Melbourne architect, Walter Dixon. The Post Office was completed in 1854. Northcote Road was renamed Northcote Street.
I got out of the house this week, and Northcote is probably one of Melbourne’s most exciting, attractive, and seductive suburbs. (And go here or here for a look at some of the places I visited.) It’s basically a suburb of Melbourne, but the main street is lined with shops, cafes, and bars – and I would argue that it’s one of Melbourne’s best streets.
A Northcote landmark is the Northcote Memorial Hall. Completed in 1923, the hall is located on the corner of Argyle St and High St with an entrance on High St and is still used for functions today.
Another Northcote landmark is the Northcote Railway Station a former railway station.
Northcote has a number of parks including the local Charles Harrison Park, Northcote Park, and Mill Park.
Northcote has a number of sporting fields including the Charles Harrison Playing Fields and the Northcote Park Playing Fields. A number of local buildings have been declared buildings of historical significance and are protected by state law. Some buildings in Northcote are protected by the City of Melbourne by
Parks and Schools of Northcote in Victoria are a warm, wonderful place to be.