It has about 4.8 million inhabitants and is located in the state of Victoria, in the southwest of the country.
Are you wondering which are the best areas to live? Melbourne offers many options. Near the city centre, you can find quiet and residential neighbourhoods like South Yarra or South Melbourne.
Within walking distance of Melbourne CBD, you will find Southbank. You can rent an apartment or room in a new skyscraper that usually has a spa, pool or gym, among other amenities.
In the northern part of the city, you will find neighbourhoods such as Collingwood, Carlton or Richmond. These are alternative, “hipsters” areas with independent shops, quirky cafes and trendy bars.
To the south, the mythical St Kilda, a dynamic neighbourhood in front of the beach and with a lot of entertainment available!
To the west, there are also others attractive places like Yarraville or Maidstone. You know everything will depend on your budget and preference.
It is one of the best things about Australia! You can move by train, tram or bus. They all have good connections and they run often. Melbourne’s public transport card is called Myki Card. You can easily top it up and travel anywhere.
One of the best things about Melbourne is that trams are free in the city centre. Yes, it’s true and we love it! If you work and live there, you will spend nothing on public transport. If, on the other hand, you are “green”, athletic and prefer not to spend, cycling is always a good and safe option. Melbourne has many bike lanes and it is very common to see people commuting to work in the morning.