It has about 4.8 million inhabitants and is located in the state of Victoria, in the southwest of the country.
If you ask yourself, what are the best areas to live? There are many options. Near the center, you can find good neighbourhoods like South Yarra or South Melbourne, quieter and residential neighbourhoods. In Southbank, you will find new skyscrapers that usually include spa, pool and gym and are within walking distance of the city. In the northern part, you will find neighbourhoods such as Collingwood, Carlton or Richmond, these are alternative neighbourhoods, more “hipsters”, with locals, cafes and bars, where you will have a distraction at all times. To the south, the mythical St Kilda, a dynamic neighbourhood, in front of the beach and with a lot of leisure! In the West, there are also others like Yarraville or Maidstone. You know everything will be in your budget and tastes.
It is one of the best things about this country. You can move by train, tram or bus. They all have good connections and they are very often. You will need a Myki Card, the transport card to move around the city. It is very easy to use, you can charge it easily with money (Myki money) or buy it monthly, according to what suits you. A big advantage? the tram is free in the centre, yes it’s true! If you work and live there, it will not cost you a dollar! Now, if you are “green”, athlete and prefer not to spend, the bicycle is always a good option. Melbourne is full of bike lanes and it is very common to see hundreds of people going to work on bikes in the morning!