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Best Streets: Brunswick East

The Age

The Age
9th February, 2014
by Jayne D’Arcy




1. Edward Street
Chambers Real Estate associate director Steven Scalise loves the area because of its creativeness and diversity, an Edward Street is one of his favourites. ‘It’s got the diverse mix of new development, like the Tip Top development [a 1.2-hectatre former bakery site that fronts both Edward and Weston streets], and the existing houses,’ he says. “Brunswick East was never pretty by nature; it was about function; it was about blue-collar workers buying houses near their workplace. The heart of a street are its people, and people are moving here looking for community, and they want to live somewhere progressive, with bars and restaurants and interesting shops and studios.” Edward Street is smack bang in the middle of that, yet retains, as Mr Scalise says, “the tree-lined appeal and standard houses with a lot of concrete, but also vegie gardens and fruit trees planted by the southern Europeans who first moved in.”


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