Middle Park, Victoria

Middle Park, Victoria
Middle Park
MelbourneVictoria
Middle Park Hotel.jpg
Middle Park Hotel (formerly Gunn Island Hotel), on the corner of Canterbury Road and Armstrong Street
Middle Park is located in Melbourne
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Middle Park
Population: 4,012 (2006)[1]
Established: 1870s
Postcode: 3206
Area: 0.9 km² (0.3 sq mi)
Location: 5 km (3 mi) from Melbourne
LGA: City of Port Phillip
State District: Albert Park
Federal Division: Melbourne Ports
Suburbs around Middle Park:
Albert Park South Melbourne South Yarra
Middle Park South Yarra
Hobsons Bay St Kilda

Middle Park is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 km south from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2006 Census, Middle Park had a population of 4012. In the same census only 82 were unemployed.

It is located between Port Phillip and Albert Park Lake, which is about half way across the western side of the Albert Park Reserve (a state park), hence the name "Middle" Park.

It is bordered by Canterbury Road to the north, Mills Street to the north-west, Fraser Street to the south-west and Beaconsfield Parade to the south.

Middle Park, along with neighbouring Albert Park contains some of the best preserved terrace house and Victorian architecture in Melbourne and is part of a strict heritage-conservation area. Many of the terraces line Canterbury Road along the former railway line which now has several more tram light rail stops since it was converted to tram use in 1987. Others are along the main shopping street, Armstrong Street. The fine old buildings and development restrictions in the area and new developments are generally sympathetic to the prevailing style, driving up real-estate prices dramatically, in marked contrast with neighbouring St Kilda.

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Notable residents

Landmarks

  • Middle Park Hotel is a large Victorian hotel building on the corner of Canterbury Road and Armstrong Street. Built in 1889, it features wrought-iron lacework. The building was modified in the 1950s: decorative urns were removed, new doors were added, and windows were bricked up. Following a refurbishment in 2001, it was renamed the Gunn Island Hotel, in a reference to the island within nearby Albert Park Lake. Following another refurbishment in 2009, the hotel resumed trading under its original name.[2] It provides bars, dining and accommodation facilities
  • Carmelite Roman Catholic Church
  • Middle Park Primary School
  • Jackson's on Middle Park (Bed & Breakfast)

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Coordinates: 37°51′07″S 144°57′47″E / 37.852°S 144.963°E / -37.852; 144.963


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