It’s easy to stay fit and well in North Melbourne, a vibrant inner city suburb that’s popular with professionals, singles, small families, retirees, the trendy and the nerdy.
Being close to Melbourne’s CBD and some of the most well-respected medical facilities in Victoria, the garden state of Australia, there is plenty of amenity to provide you with access to good food, good health and good living.
Composed of an eclectic range of people, ranging from high-earning professionals and academics, entreprenerial business people, students and the homeless, you will find that the skills of any health professional will need to include the ability to connect and relate to a wide variety of people from all sorts of lifestyles.
With the wide, leafy streets and the greenery of Royal Park to the north east, and Flagstaff Gardens to the south-west, and the interesting and vibrant Queen Victoria Market, walking or running in and around North Melbourne is a real pleasure.
The mix of heritage buildings, contemporary dwellings, converted warehouses and both modern and older apartment buildings make active transport and commuting a stimulating and dynamic activity.
The multicultural and socio-economically diverse nature of the residents and workers in North Melbourne often make people-watching an eye-opening pastime whilst enjoying the outdoors.
Places to be active
North Melbourne Recreation Reserve (Basketball, Football, Soccer, Running and Hill Running)
Gardiner Reserve (Playground, BBQ, Outdoor space)
Pleasance Gardens (Greenery, paths, benches)
North Melbourne Community Centre (Pool, gym, yoga, group fitness, fitness station, basketball, fencing)
Eades Place Park (Playground, paths, Fitness Station)