About Coburg & Coburg North
Originally called Pentridge, the suburb was renamed Coburg in 1870 in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh who was also Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha. It was also renamed to remove the stigma associated with Pentridge Prison
Coburg is located 9km north of Melbourne’s CBD, reflecting a multicultural area that retains its community vibe.
There are a lot of loyal locals in Coburg who are settled in and raising families, but Coburg’s distinct, multicultural flavour and its relative closeness to the CBD makes it an attractive option for independent people, both young and more mature.
The main commercial activity in Coburg is the precinct between Coburg railway station and Sydney Road. Coburg doesn’t have an enclosed shopping mall, though it does have four shopping arcades on the west side of Sydney Road. Coburg’s main commercial precinct comprises about 250 shops, a small indoor market, several supermarkets and discount stores
There are four train stations that respectively service the north and south of Coburg, all of these stations are located on the upfield line. Additionally, there are three tram lines and several bus routes that allow for easy transportation.
Coburg’s well-established spirit can be spotted in maintained old Victorians, both single- and double-fronted, as well as some California bungalows. New, modern townhouses are also starting to spring up, as well as contemporary apartment buildings.
Distance to Melbourne: 8km north of Melbourne.
Public Transport: Trains & Buses.
Number Of Schools: 7
Access to Free Ways: City Link.
Homes: period homes – some Deco, some weatherboard, many renovated with heritage gardens, new low rise apartment blocks.
Surrounding suburbs: Preston, Northcote, Brunswick, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Pascovale, Pascovale South, Hadfield, Campbellfield.