East Melbourne Suburb Information
The Inner East is made up of Richmond and East Melbourne. It is one of the most culturally diverse regions in inner Melbourne. The Inner East has welcomed a range of cultures and thrived as a result. There are a number of multicultural restaurants, shops and cafes throughout that give the Inner East an electric atmosphere. Home to families and independents alike, the inner east offers plenty to all.
Richmond is a culturally significant and diverse suburb within Melbourne's inner east. Historically the area has been a hub for manufacturing and industry, but over the past three decades the tone has shifted and Richmond is an eclectic mix of trendy residences, converted warehouses, high rise apartments and historic terrace housing. Bridge Road is a popular shopping strip filled with fashion outlets and furniture stores, while Victoria Street, commonly referred to as Little Saigon is the heartland for the city's Vietnamese community, with dozens of Vietnamese cafes, restaurants and food stores.
East Melbourne is situated between Richmond and the CBD. It was one of the wealthiest suburbs in Melbourne in the 1800s and is still today, having recently been rated as Melbourne’s second most expensive suburb. Major Melbourne attractions including the iconic MCG, Parliament House and the Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens are all located in East Melbourne.