North Melbourne housing types are old Victorian-style terrace houses, warehouses, and some low-rise apartments. Many of the old factories and warehouses were converted into fashionable loft-style apartments in 1990s. Since 2000, there has been a large increase in new medium density apartment complexes being built.
North Melbourne is located 2 km north-west of Melbourne.
North Melbourne is bounded by the CityLink freeway to the west, Victoria Street to the south, O’Connell and Peel Streets to the east and Flemington Road to the north. Formerly known as Hotham, it was essentially a working class area, with some middle class pockets, and was one of the first towns in Victoria to be granted Municipal status.