Camberwell is a refined and prestigious suburb with magnificent old trees, enviable period homes and a lovely, hilly shopping strip where trams trundle past Burke Road boutiques and cafes, while just behind you’ll find good supermarkets and stores. Schools and transport are equally excellent and the pace here is stylish. With its schools, public transport, large period homes and relative proximity to the city, Camberwell is very popular with families whose kids are studying, as well as older couples and independent people who enjoy the relaxed, leafy style of Camberwell living. Camberwell has a lovely pace to its lifestyle. Burke Road is a bustling hub of shops, restaurants and cafes, with trams trundling along and trains pulling into the station, but all the spokes of Camberwell Junction have something to offer, from hidden coffee roasters to the charismatic Art Deco Rivoli Cinema. Sundays bring the bargain hunters to the iconic Camberwell Market in search of vintage clothes, kooky lamps and all manner of esoteric treasure. Being such a family-friendly area, there are a good number of schools to choose from and the area is very well serviced by public transport. As Camberwell is one of the city’s older and more prestigious suburbs, you’ll find many exquisite Victorian and Edwardian homes in the area, many with lush, heritage gardens befitting the leafy streets. Some period homes have been dressed in impressive contemporary renovations, while those with a more modern palate will aim for the newer townhouses and apartment complexes appearing in the area. If you want to settle into an established suburb, with tree-lined streets of period houses, Camberwell’s an excellent choice. With its lively shopping strip, restaurants, cinemas, good public transport, excellent schools and proximity to the city, it’s a leafy retreat packed with stylish amenities, just as suitable for families as for people flying solo.