Richmond is a suburb of the city of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. This suburb is located 3 km (less than 2 miles) south-east of Melbourne’s city centre. Richmond is part of the Local Government Area for the Yarra municipality. In Richmond there are imposing historic homes set between meandering parklands. Many of the area’s older warehouses have been converted into contemporary residences. There are also Victorian-era terraced houses and high-rise flats in Richmond.
Richmond’s is made up of a large residential segment, a lively retail area and industrial manufacturing sections. Some of the factory buildings are being redeveloped and turned into office space. Richmond has historically housed Melbourne’s textile industry and still includes factory outlets. The suburb is famous for the area of Little Saigon, which is situated along Victoria Street.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Located nearby are several large parks, including Yarra Park, Melbourne Park, the Golden Square Bicentennial Park, Burnley Park oval, and the Burnley Golf Course. Dining options in Richmond include the Pearl Restaurant + Bar, Fenix, and The Grand Hotel Dining Room.
The nearest major airport is Melbourne Airport which is 23 km (14 miles) from the town centre and provides a daily selection of international and domestic flights. Another major airport supporting the region is Avalon Airport, offering air connections to other major Australian cities and is only 58 km (36 miles) from the suburb of Richmond. Melbourne’s public transport system is made up of a network of trams, trains and buses. Richmond features arterial roads, five train stations, seven tram routes, a bus route and a series of bicycle trails, including the Capital City Trail and the Yarra River Trail.