Our house is around 3km from the Melbourne CBD which is readily accessible by tram or is around a 40min walk. The Carlton area is noted for restaurants of all types. There are a wide range within 10-25mins walk or short tram ride. The Museum is around 25mins walk. We dine at a range of Asian (Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese), European (Italian, French, Irish), Middle Eastern and International depending on our day to day preference. The Nova Cinema in Lygon St shows a mix of current release and less main stream movies. Melbourne has an extensive network of cycle paths which pass within around 500m from our house.
The easy access to the Melbourne CBD and the theatres and sporting venues there (Australian Open Tennis, cricket, Australian Rules Football, Rugby etc) is also a major reason why we enjoy living in Princes Hill.