Connected and social, Footscray is a multicultural hub, home to Melbourne’s favourite new eateries, cafes and bars only 5km from the CBD. There’s a strong sense of community that local’s love best. This is where neighbours get to know each other and weekends are for long walks and longer lunches. Street art, warehouse conversions and design studios are part of the picture in a precinct that hosts art and music festivals and celebrates its international heritage. From its abundant parkland along the Maribyrnong River to education and employment clusters, the Footscray Market or Highpoint’s 500+ stores, this dynamic inner city neighbourhood is the beating heart of Melbourne’s west.