Pay your respects to hipsters of yore who settled Northcote with the requisite cafes, bars and boutiques, and to the fortunes of town planning that afforded Ruckers Hill its unparalleled city views.
There's a decidedly arty vibe around Northcote, whether you're wandering the Westgarth strip or heading up Ruckers Hill to High Street.
Check out the latest exhibitions at indie galleries, catch a flick at the 1920s Westgarth Cinema, and see in your tomorrows with a night of high-profile and emerging bands at Northcote Social Club, revamped Northcote Theatre, Croxton Bandroom, or anything-goes acts at Open Studio and 303.
Shopping the strips
It's hard not to open your wallet in Northcote's boutiques. I Dream a Highway and Green Horse can outfit you head to toe, and Obus fulfils the cool quota with locally designed fashion.
Before March offers slow and sustainable style with a contemporary edge, Anna Cordell gets creative with custom suiting and ready-to-wear designs, while Pop & Scott ensure your indoor plant game is equally sharp.