Suburb Profile: Preston

Preston, Victoria

Preston: A vibrant, multicultural suburb that is home to wonderful cafes, old school bakeries, and a smorgasbord of restaurants. This suburb is an archetype of being both old and new with its thriving and eclectic community of artists, young and vibrant individuals, and families.

Get to know more about Preston with this community guide:

Primary Schools

This school encourages its students to strive for excellence by providing an inclusive and rigorous learning environment for children to grow as passionate learners.

Preston Primary School takes pride in its history of state education since 1875. This primary school is a high-performing school that consistently benchmarks in all areas.

Bell Primary School is a caring community that fosters a love of learning in young people. Students are encouraged to be confident by thinking critically and engaging with staff, parents, and carers in the wider school community.

Sacred Heart Primary School is a small Catholic school community in Preston that honours the faith’s rich traditions and participates in its rituals.

St John’s College in Preston values everyone’s individuality. It is a learning community in which each young person is respected and known for who they are as individuals.

This school is a thriving inner-suburban school that is situated in Hotham. It first served its students in 1866.

In Preston North East Primary School, everyone works together to support families and provide a supportive environment in which students can flourish.

Learning partnership is what Newlands Primary School is pushing for. The teachers are in support of their students and their parents to ensure that enrollees are in a welcoming atmosphere.

High Schools

This fairly new school that opened in 2019 has quickly developed into one of Melbourne’s exciting secondary schools.

Parada College supports and promotes the principles and practices of Australian democracy. The college aims to help young men grow into well-rounded individuals who add valuable contributions to society.

Transport

  • Tram (11, 86)
  • Bell Station
  • Preston Station
  • Bus (382, 526, 553, 567)

Restaurants

This restaurant serves American BBQ that pays homage to the low and slow tradition of cooking it by utilising smoking and chargrill techniques.

As the reviews say, this restaurant in Preston is where vegan and non-vegan friends can sit down and eat in peace. The menu offers a variety of choices for people with dietary restrictions.

The Stray Neighbour is a bakery, coffee shop, bottle shop and eatery rolled into one.

Late-night oversized American-style pizza for takeaway.

Cafes

Pomona Cafe serves as a perfect hangout spot after a long day of work. The cafe serves nice food with lots of vegetarian options.

Whether you’re down for breakfast or brunch (or good vibes as they say on their website), Jackson Dodds is a good option. They’re famous for their good food and friendly service.

This small cafe is big on the menu. They serve breakfast and lunch which they could happily convert into a vegan menu if their customers require.

Launched in 2018, Moon Rabbit is an environmentally innovative social-enterprise cafe that puts the people and planet first.

Sartoria was once a dressmaking, bridal and eveningwear business transformed into a warm light-filled cafe.

Inspired by its name which is a South American bread, Arepa Days is a South American cafe that not only serves hearty foods but also a cheerful place to chill in.

Shopping

This shopping centre is made for everyone with its shop catering to shoppers of all ages. With easy access to public transport and lots of parking places, shopping in Preston South Shopping Centre is a breeze.

With over 320 fashion, food, and lifestyle stores, Northland is Melbourne's largest shopping destination in the northern suburbs.

Preston Market is not only a market but also a community where you can experience friendly culture and quality food.

Parks

The playground in A.H. Capp Reserve is impressive for children of all ages. Both parents and children enjoy gathering around this playground as there is enough space for everyone to picnic and BBQ.

This garden is one of the favorite choices for wedding venues because of its large space of lush grass and rose garden.

Newmann Reserve is set in a non-residential area and is bordered by fences. Children can go play in the small playground while adults can rest in the unshaded table and seats or grassy area with trees in the vicinity.

Miscellaneous

The converted warehouse is an interactive gallery and design store that showcases a variety of unique collections created by local designers, artists, and makers.

Beauty / Leisure

This gym provides 24-hour access for its members. They are a no-contract health club and gym, situated right next to Preston Train Station.

More than offering beauty therapy, Beauty 21 is also a place for Spa Therapy and Paramedical expertise as the business believes in living healthy and staying beautiful.

Genesis is a fitness center dedicated to understanding its clients' needs by recognizing that we all have our own definition of fitness and health.

Pets

This 24-hour dog park in Preston is an off-leash area where pets can roam around.

Understanding that pets are also family members, this veterinary clinic is pushing efforts to make a significant and positive difference to the lives of both the animals and their owners.

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Posted in Blogs on 30th January, 2022