Real Estate Melbourne – Buying and Renting
Melbourne often comes out tops on global liveability surveys – and it’s not hard to see why.
With a bustling cosmopolitan atmosphere, a thriving arts scene and a welcoming cafe culture, Melbourne is beloved by locals and visitors alike.
As the administrative, recreational, culture and business hub of Victoria, Melbourne is characterised by its unique network of inner-city laneways, one of the world’s most extensive tram systems and the Yarra River.
Add in the waterfront appeal of suburbs including St Kilda, Brighton, Elwood, Port Melbourne and Docklands and you’ve got a liveable mix that appeals to long-time residents and newcomers to Australia’s second-largest city.
The city also has plenty to offer residents who like to get out and about – including green spaces, and designated walking and cycling paths. Local authorities, including Melbourne City Council, have also expressed an ongoing commitment to sustainability – identifying greenhouse gas reduction, reduced water consumption and sustainable building as key long-term priorities.
Melbourne property – Cosmopolitan riverside living
South Yarra is one of Melbourne’s most popular suburbs – and it’s not hard to see why. This area falls under the jurisdiction of the City of Melbourne and Stonnington City Council and is characterised by a bustling shopping district, scenic parks, historic period housing and of course, the Yarra River itself.
Bustling Chapel Street also passes through South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor and Balaclava and is one of Melbourne’s popular shopping and nightlife destinations.
Neighbouring Toorak – also in the City of Stonnington – borders the Yarra River and is home to some of Melbourne’s highest-value properties. Toorak’s mix of low, medium and high-density housing is testament to its rich history – although in recent years, apartments have become more popular.
Melbourne property – green space in the heart of the city
Kew is another Melbourne property destination offering a slice of riverside living and plenty of green space to boot.
Located just six kilometres from the Melbourne central business district, Kew falls within the local government area of the City of Boroondara.
Kew is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy the community – you’ll find plenty of cycling paths and places to take a walk here.
Heritage gardens in the area include the Federation-style Alexandra Gardens on Cotham Road – a 1.5-hectare green space with an early-1900s formal design. You’ll often see outdoor wedding ceremonies being held at the rotunda – and the ornamental pond is a favourite among park visitors of all ages.
Beachside living in Brighton
For a taste of coastal life just a short 11 km distance from the central business district, Brighton is another Melbourne destination well worth considering.
For more than a century, Melburnians have flocked to Brighton for its beautiful sea views – in fact, you’ll see evidence of Brighton’s rich heritage in its diverse architecture. Homes here range from historic late 18th-century mansions to contemporary-style apartments and family properties.
Home to Brighton Beach – which is also sometimes known as Dendy Street Beach and features an iconic row of colourful bathing boxes – as well as the Middle Brighton Pier and the historic Middle Brighton Municipal Baths, Brighton is a great place to enjoy a coastal lifestyle.
Brighton falls under the jurisdiction of Bayside City Council and has a thriving arts and culture scene.