Although the suburb of Flemington occupies a substantial area, more than half of this can be attributed to the world-famous racecourse and adjoining showgrounds precincts – complete with their own railway stations. The residential area of Flemington though is surprisingly compact with its main borders being Ascot Vale Road (west), Kent Road (north), Mt Alexander Road (east) and Racecourse Road (south) – not much more than a square kilometre. What it lacks in quantity though is more than compensated for in the sheer quality of Victorian homes and elegant tree-lined streetscapes that dominate the area. From compact workers cottages to stately residences on a grand scale – Flemington has it all. Being just 3-4 kilometres from the CBD, this is an area where location is paramount to its residents. Everything is within easy reach – Newmarket Station and shopping centre, Racecourse road trams and cafés, plus quick access to Citylink. With an abundance of smaller homes and newer medium-density developments (such as the townhouses along Newmarket Way, Flemington is a popular choice for professionals, investors and first-home buyers looking for an affordable home close to the city.