7.5 out of 10

City Rd, Southbank

Ranked 1st best street in Southbank
-37.8275486 144.9581947
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters

Reviews

kw1 kw1
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Very nice - with high resale value"

I lived here as a working professional for a few years. Its not as noisy as the other reviewers make it out to be ( if you are on the higher floors). Some also have double glazing of windows etc which keeps the noise out.

Quite safe, and although the locals are a bit self absorbed, they are generally friendly and will help out of needed.

Property prices have risen and probably will continue to do so in this area.
Pros
  • location
  • convenience
  • space and size ( if you can get it)
Cons
  • traffic
  • some noise
  • views may be taken away with building activity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1JF 1JF
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Classy Area"

As a single professional working in the city who lived here for years, I can tell you that its great for most things. Location is A+ : Transport options, accessibility [ most people just walk to work], entertainment, eating out, etc are all excellent.
This being on the fringe of the CBD makes it accessible yet not as busy as living in the city center itself.

Parks are close by, lots of attractions in the boulevard close by as well.

In the few years i lived there, I there was very very little, if any, crime. Its a very safe area where you can stroll to the river in the middle of the night if you wish. Nice views as well.

Regarding financials, rental values are strong; and yeirlds are great. Good medical facilities at nearby southgate complex.
Parking can be tough- so best to get an apt with a car park.
Although fairly dense in population, residents are considerate and I experienced no issues living there - for more than 3 years.
Neighbourly spirit is ok, can be a bit removed in large cities, but they do have regular community dinners and get-togethers at nearby restaurants. A good way to meet fellow residents.
The southbank area is undergoing a 'beautification' program led by the govt, where more cycling paths, small parks and trees etc are being introduced in the area.
The cost of living is on the same par for all of greater melbourne- not a noticeable difference.
Public transport is excellent- trams very close by, and train station just across the river- close enough but not too close.
Traffic is increasing as the popularity of this area grows, but is still manageable.
Overall, its a classy area- with top restaurants, businesses, and the location close to the city.
Only after I moved out did I realise how good I had it there. I wish I could rewind the clock...
Pros
  • one of the more classier areas of town
  • You will get some respect if you mention you live there
  • convenience
  • location
Cons
  • Opportunity to add more of a community feel
  • needs some more greenery, but is in progress
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Perfect location for single professional"

Perfect location for single professional, close to CBD (10 min walk), amazing restaurants close by, modern suburb, parks and gardens 10 minutes away (botanical gardens & albert park lake), community feel, excellent for young people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"A great place close to central Melbourne for singles"

I visited apartments here and would do so again with my family. It provides great access to central Melbourne without the same noise level.

It is just a short walk to the riverfront and across to central Melbourne giving you all the shops you need and transport to go anywhere else in Melbourne. Its also not far to the Queen Victoria Gardens which is a great palce for a stroll.

It is a wonderful palce for singles and young couples who want to be close to Melbourne.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Great for students or young crowd"

Runs from botanical gardens all the way through to Port Melbourne. Great access to public transport, city centre, parks. Great night life close by.
Recommended for
  • Singles

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