Where To Live In Melbourne

    Where to live in Melbourne

    Are you thinking of moving to Melbourne?  Heres a few reasons why that is a great idea.Melbourne has been voted the worlds most livable city for the fourth year in a row and for good reason. It has great transport, long stretching beaches, exciting nightlife, awesome markets, bustling cafes, tasty oriental food and much more.
    With a population of over 4 million and growing, Melbourne hosts some of the most fun sporting and entertaining events on an annual basis. These include the Australian Tennis Open, the Grand Prix, the Australian Squash Open, the Melbourne Cup, Melbourne Fashion Week, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, White Night Melbourne, Taste of Melbourne, Moomba festival and much more.

    Melbourne Seasonal Weather

    In 2014 Melbourne had two weeks of over 40°C heat in January. It was HOT!! This winter (2015) the temperature plummeted to 2 and 3°C in the mornings for around 3 weeks. In general the figures below will give you an overview of what its like weather wise.

    Season Average Maximum Average Minimum
    Summer (December–February) 25°C 14°C
    Autumn (March–May) 20°C 11°C
    Winter (June–August) 14°C 7°C
    Spring (September–November) 20°C 10°C

     

    Where to Live in Melbourne?

    If you are moving to Melbourne the information below will give you an idea of where you could potentially live.

    St Kilda

    St Kilda is a popular suburb located around 6km south west of the city. It is served by a number of trams (96, 3, 16, 67, 102), buses and a train station (Balaclava station) nearby that connect it with the city. The train takes 15 minutes to the city and trams can take 30 – 45 minutes. St Kilda is along the coast and has some lovely beaches and walks as well as plenty of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

    Acland Street – St Kilda

    Its main street is Acland Street lined with shops, cafes and restaurants. This street is normally packed with visitors during the summer, sitting outside the cafes and enjoying the sunshine.

    Fitzroy Street – St Kilda

    Fitzroy street, also located in St Kilda is another popular haunt lined with pubs clubs and restaurants. Two excellent Irish pubs that do spectacular food along Fitzroy street are The Wee Chief and The Fifth Province.

    Who lives in St Kilda?

    St Kilda consists of backpackers, Irish under 35, Bohemians, Hippies, Surfers.  You will find a few homeless people and prostitutes in St Kilda but they tend to be around the Grey and Greeve Street areas.

    There are a number of great pubs and nightclubs/disco pubs (pubs that move furniture out of the way to create a dancefloor after 9pm). St Kilda Fest takes place every February which is a day long music festival. A central stage is setup in front of the sea and people come from all over the city to help join in the celebrations. Its a great day out and completely free. Click on the map of St Kilda to see where it is located in relation to the city.

    Average Rent Prices in St Kilda

    The average rent in St Kilda for a two bedroom apartment is $550 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details).

    Chapel Street

    Chapel street stretches through four different suburbs, including St Kilda, Windsor, Prahran and South Yarra. A train line runs through all of these suburbs parallel to chapel street. A tram line (78, 79 trams) runs the length of Chapel street as well connecting it with the city and surrounding areas. Chapel street boasts hundreds of pubs, nightclubs, shops, second hand shops, cafes, restaurants, entertainment centres and much more. If you are looking for nightlife this is the place for you.

    Average Rent Prices near Chapel Street

    The average rent around Chapel Street South Yarra end for a two bedroom apartment is $650 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details).

    The average rent around Chapel Street Prahran for a two bedroom apartment is $620 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details).

     

    Fitzroy

    Fitzroy is located 2km north east of the centre of Melbourne. Its one of the most densely populated areas of Melbourne with cafes, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs lining the streets. Alexandra Parade (north), Victoria Parade (south), Smith Street (east) and Nicholson Street form the borders of Fitzroy with Brunswick Street being the main strip.

    Who lives in Fitzroy?

    It is mostly populated by bohemians, hipsters and young professionals. It provides an ideal location for those working in the city during the day. You will see a lot of bearded men wearing caps, skinny jeans and converse. There is no shortage of transport with trams running the length of many of the streets in Fitzroy.

    Average Rent Prices in Fitzroy

    The average rent around Fitzroy for a two bedroom apartment is $645 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details).

    Yarraville

    Yarraville is a suburb 8km west of Melbourne city. It has become a very popular suburb for young families settling down with kids. The Yarraville Village has many award winning restaurants and cafes. Yaraville has a train station in the heart of the suburb connecting it with the city.

    Average Rent Prices in Yarraville

    The average rent around Yarraville for a two bedroom apartment is $450 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details).

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