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Fairfield

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Things to do: golf, parks
Fairfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area are the cities of Darebin and Yarra. At the 2011 Census, Fairfield had a population of 5,946. Its borders are Grange Road to the east, Heidelberg Road to the south, Darebin Road to the north and borders Northcote to the west.Yarra Bend is a locality in Fairfield.HistoryFairfield Post Office opened on 21 February 1887. It has since relocated. In 1962, Fairfield was part of the City of Heidelberg. In that year, it and Alphington became part of the City of Northcote, which, in 1994 became part of the City of Darebin.TransportFairfield is serviced by the Fairfield railway station, which is on the Hurstbridge line.The Melbourne 246, 250, 508, 510, 546, 567, and 609 bus routes operate around the area.Commerce and cultureFairfield is predominantly residential, with a small north-eastern pocket remaining a light industrial area. It also features a three-storey hotel, the Grandview Hotel, completed in 1888. License was granted by the Licensing Court on 15 August 1888.Gentrification has been strong in Melbournes inner-north since the 1990s and modern day Fairfield is no exception. Median house prices in the suburb are $871,000 in 2013, and average weekly rent is $490 per week. Demand for property in Fairfield is very high, with a ratio of more than 2 to 1 of people looking for property in Fairfield compared to what is currently available. With more affluent residents moving into the area with greater disposable income, Fairfield businesses have thrived in recent times.
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