Richmond is an eclectic suburb nestled 3 Kms south-east of Melbourne. It has a rich history dating back to the Victorian era. Famed for its culinary delights, live music scenes and discount shopping, Richmond is full of hidden gems. This multicultural suburb is perfectly suited for an urban lifestyle, without too much bustle.
Richmond is situated in the local government area of the City of Yarra Municipality. It is well known for its vibrant Little Saigon area along the Victoria Street. Richmond’s train station is a major hub, with plentiful trams criss crossing the suburb.
Near the station, Richmond’s manufacturing history lies in full glory in old factories, with some still bearing vintage logos. There are major supermarkets, as well as gourmet options with a plethora of Asian grocery Stores. In 2016, Richmond had a population of 27,705, with the major part being people of English ancestry ( 22.6%) and Australian ancestry 15.8%
3 of the designated activity centres identified as Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy are located in Richmond – The commercial hubs of Victoria Street, Bridge Street, and Swan Street. This enigmatic city is home to eminent football clubs. The prominent schools brimming with excellence are Melbourne Girls’ College, St Kevin’s College, Richmond Primary School, Richmond West Primary School, Yarra Primary School and Trinity Catholic Primary School.
Richmond is home to some best street arts in the world. When you head along the train tracks around Richmond Station and turn into small streets branching off of Swan Street, you will be privy to stunning murals and intricate graffiti in bright hues.
Some Cool Facts about Richmond
- Richmond has a lot of hidden gems glorifying its crown.
- The multicultural spirit of Richmond is viewed in full glory in the Little Saigon area with bustling Asian grocery shops and eateries.
- The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Richmond is the 10th largest in the world.
- Enthralling history of Australian sports is displayed at The National Sports Museum.
- The Bridge Street in Richmond is the home to an abundance of factory outlets and seconds stores. Browse a range of Australian and International designers.
- The Corner Hotel on Swan Street is one of most famed live music venues.
- The Mountain Goat Brewery is nestled in a converted warehouse in North Richmond and is home to fine ales. There is a free brewery tour with a chance to sample the spirits.
- Catching a live performance of talented artists at The Owl and Cat Theatre is an enriching experience.