Brunswick is named after Captain George Brunswick Smyth of the 50th Regiment. He was in charge of the mounted military police in Port Phillip in 1839.
Brunswick is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km north of Melbourne’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland. At the 2011 Census, Brunswick had a population of 22,764.
Brunswick is a trendy inner-city suburb located only 6kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, with 11 parks covering nearly 4.5% of total area.
Recently, the suburb has experienced an influx of young, hip people, as well as a broader range of immigrants. Brunswick is incredibly popular with young, independent people who love its multiculturalism, its cafe culture and its location just a cycle north of the city. But you’ll find plenty of older residents also in the mix, either as singles or as family units.
Easily accessible via public transport with Brunswick and Jewell Train stations and Sydney Road tram, as well as Moreland Train station just on the border, Brunswick is well serviced by trains and trams, and there are a number of schools in and around the area too.
Houses largely follow the Victorian theme, both single storey and double-storey terraces and both single and double fronted, Edwardians and some mid-century villa units can also be found. Share houses and lovingly renovated ones, alongside new modernist apartment complexes and geometric townhouses are now emerging in the market as inner-city living becomes more popular.
Brunswick coverage area: East Brunswick, Brunswick and West Brunswick. All three areas have a mixture of residential buildings and light industry. Properties in West Brunswick tend to be larger, predominantly built post 1910, and more popular with families.
Cool types opt for East Brunswick and it’s array of workers’ cottages and slightly larger brick or timber period homes. Brunswick itself holds attractions for a variety of people.
It’s mostly made up of small brick worker’s cottagers, Victorian terraces or Victorian timber block fronted homes, and has narrow streets. All three are safe suburbs.