PARKVILLE

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3052



Population
6,193 (2011)
   
Local Government
City of Melbourne

Federal Division
City of Moreland

Area
4 km² (1.5 sq mi)

Location
3 km (2 mi) from Melbourne

Suburbs around Parkville
Moonee Ponds
Travancore, Flemington
North Melbourne
Brunswick West
Parkville
Melbourne
Brunswick
Carlton North
Carlton


Area Profile
Parkville is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north of Melbourne's Central Business district. Its local government areas are the Cities of Melbourne and Moreland.[2] At the 2011 Census, Parkville had a population of 6,193.

Parkville is bordered by North Melbourne to the south-west, Carlton and Carlton North to the south and east, Brunswick to the north (where a part of Parkville lies within the City of Moreland), and Flemington to the west. The suburb includes the postcodes 3052 and 3010 (University).

A major feature is the neighbouring Royal Park, Melbourne, an expansive parkland which is notable as home to the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens and was the athlete's village for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Parkville is a major education, research and healthcare precinct and home to the University of Melbourne, Monash University Pharmacy faculty, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital and CSL.

The residential areas have a high median house price due to the proximity to the city and parkland, Victorian era buildings, terrace houses and tree lined streets.

Transport
The main arterial road is Elizabeth Street, which becomes Royal Parade before becoming Sydney Road and the Hume Highway, the main highway heading towards Sydney.

Royal Park railway station is the main railway station in Parkville, located in Royal Park to the north adjacent the zoo and is on the Upfield railway line, serviced by Metro Trains Melbourne. The planned Melbourne Metro rail tunnel with have an underground Parkville railway station.