Pace secures heritage site in dynamic inner north-west postcode

We couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of the legacies of both our vibrant city and Australia’s most distinguished racecourse.

Flemington Racecourse is home to the Melbourne Cup – the race that stops the nation, and the hallowed grounds of the Victoria Racing Club. We knew the first residential development on the historical site would be something truly special: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live alongside the manicured gardens and blossoming roses of one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks.

Located in the charming 3031 postcode in the city’s inner north-west, our new development The Darley sits at the unique intersection between urban excitement and leafy tranquillity. Just 15 minutes from Melbourne’s city centre and with unparalleled levels of open green space, residents are flanked by the village-like charm of Kensington, the bustle of Footscray and the amenity-laden Ascot Vale.

Tree-lined streets provide a welcome reprieve from the pace of the inner city, while close by, you can find the open spaces of the Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Showgrounds and Footscray and Fairbairn Parks, where you can walk or cycle along the beautiful Maribyrnong River.

Foodies and coffee lovers won’t have to walk far to satisfy their cravings with The Darley’s very own café, featuring a menu designed by acclaimed Melbourne chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett. You’ll also be just a stone’s throw from iconic Melbourne dining institutions such as Flemington’s adored Laksa King and Parrot House, while much-loved local Mama Bear Café offers the kind of brunches Melbourne is famous for. For food shopping, take your pick from the assortment of local supermarkets, or specialty stores at Showgrounds Village.

Along with culinary delights, the area is full of shopping and entertainment options, with Highpoint Shopping Centre only a 10-minute drive from The Darley. The Sun Theatre in Yarraville and Cinema Nova in Carlton are also close, and the nearby Melbourne Showgrounds is home to renowned events such as the Royal Melbourne Show and Supanova.

It really is a lifestyle of convenience amongst some of the city’s leading hospitals, universities and catchment zones of a selection of schools. With easy access to a variety of public transport options connecting you to the CBD and beyond, you’ll be well-placed to savour both local highlights and city-wide destinations.

We’re proud to be part of this exclusive opportunity to live in one of Melbourne’s most dynamic postcodes, on the site of Australia’s greatest racecourse. The Darley’s display suite is now open on Flemington Racecourse at 550 Epsom Road, Flemington; visit Wednesday – Friday between 11am–5.30pm, or on the weekend between 11am–4pm.

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