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Overview Parkville is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia, and is part of the local government area of Moreland and Melbourne. Parkville shares its southwest borders with North Melbourne and is also bordered by Carlton and Carlton North to the south and east, Brunswick to the north and Flemington to the west. As of the 2016 census, the population of Parkville was 5,697.
Living in Parkville Parkville is located in a prominent location, only three kilometres north of the Central Business District in Melbourne. The suburb is considered to be a significant location for educational and health, and medical research institutions. Parkville's prestigious institutes are the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Turana Youth Training Centre, etc.
History of Parkville The suburb of Parkville was referred to as "Park Ville" or "Park-Ville" circa 1875. The origin of its name is uncertain but is speculated to be derived from Royal Park, an Australian suburb. However, before the 1870s, most of the area was known as "Hotham." The University of Melbourne, built in 1853, was the first important institute of Parkville. The Parkville residential area known as Parkville South was established in 1861 and contained nearly all of the suburb's housing. By the 1870s to 1880s, Parkville had become a popular area amongst middle-class families.
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