Moving to Melbourne – suburbs to consider

Moving to Melbourne? Here’s 7 inner-city suburbs to consider

Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, is a busy and vibrant city, home to over 4 million people. It’s well known for its arts and culture, shopping, trams, coffee shops and AFL. Some of its most famous landmarks include the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Flinders St Station and Federation Square.

If you’re looking to relocate to the city of Melbourne, you might be wondering which of its many suburbs you should choose to be your new home.

Here’s a closer look at 7 of Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs:


If you want to be right among the action, living in the CBD of Melbourne will put you there. You won’t find any houses here but you will be able to choose from a range of older to newer more modern style apartments in this area. The best news is, you won’t need a car if you live in the CBD as you’ll be able to walk to everything the city has to offer, as well as having the best access to Melbourne’s trains and trams for travel out to other areas.

Expect the property market to be competitive here so start looking early. Living in the CBD is best suited to singles, young couples and students who want to be in the hustle and bustle of this busy city.


Richmond is located 3 km from the city centre and is serviced by a number of trams, as well as a railway station. It still has an urban feel to it but without all the added mayhem of the CBD. You’ll find plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants here, as well as a major hospital.

Property won’t come cheap in Richmond and you’re more likely to find apartments and terrace houses rather than larger houses, but it’s an ideal location for young couples, students and those who want to be close to the city centre but not right in the middle of it.


Known for its Italian heritage and university lifestyle, Carlton is located just 2 km from the CBD. Its famous Lygon St is a popular place for those chasing an authentic Italian meal and a great coffee.

Here you’ll find many historic homes, multiple story houses and apartments in a competitive housing market. It’s ideal for university students and couples, but can accomodate for families with children as well.

South Melbourne

South Melbourne is located 2 km from the CBD and is most well-known for its fresh produce markets and terrace houses. This is leafy, historical suburb with plenty to offer. Wander down Clarendon St for shopping, cafes and to catch a tram straight into the CBD.

Expect house prices to be high here but renting can be an affordable option. You’ll find mainly terrace style houses which are perfect for couples or singles.

St Kilda

St Kilda is located 6 km from the centre of Melbourne and is most known for its beaches and iconic Luna Park. This area is perfect if you’re looking for a relaxed style of living with plenty of conveniences such as shops, transport and entertainment.

When it comes to housing you’ll find beachside deco apartments, historic mansions, cosy terrace houses and modern developments here. It’s the ideal location for singles, couples and those who love the idea of living near the water.


Fitzroy is just 3 km from the CBD and offers a bohemian style living while still being very close to the city. Visit the many cafes, bookstores, art galleries and bars in this colourful neighbourhood and feel part of the diverse population of Fitzroy.

Here you’ll find historic double-storey terraces and small Victorian cottages as well as warehouse conversions and brand new apartments. It’s perfect for artistic types and those who want to live in an urban setting that has an old neighbourhood feel.

South Yarra

South Yarra is 4 km from the CBD area is home to famous shopping destinations, Toorak Road and Chapel Street. The Prahran Market is also located here, a well-known fresh produce market.

This is a popular suburb to live in with many historic mansions and terraces, as well as newer riverside apartments and developments. You’ll get green leafy streets and parks combined with busy shopping areas and businesses.

There’s easy access to public transport and some of Melbourne’s more prestigious schools here. South Yarra is perfect for families, couples and singles.

Whichever of Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs you choose, you’re sure to enjoy all this vibrant and busy city has to offer.

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This article was written in conjunction with Sydney Locksmith NJ’s Locksmith Eastern Suburbs.