6.8 out of 10

Collins St, Melbourne (CBD)

Ranked 6th best street in Melbourne (CBD)
-37.8163 144.964
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

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

"Collins Street"

Very busy road but lots dinners and shops to go to
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Not bad for shopping and people watching"

One of the main cities in Melbourne CBD, Collin Street connects one end of the city to the other. With shops, restaurants and more, this iconic strip is more of a business district than anything else. Great for people watching as well, hard to miss if you are visiting town.
Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Great inner city living in Little Paris"

Collins Street is often called Little Paris - a reference to the charming buildings, leafy streets and ground floor cafés. There are a number of apartments here, many in the upper floors of the high rise buildings above buildings and hotels.

This is a great spot to live, particularly if you are looking for super-convenient inner city living in the heart of the CBD. Your office would be two seconds away, and you can easily hop on a tram to any Melbourne locations. The shops are nearby, and there are a range of gyms. The Melbourne CBD is flanked by a number of large parklands, so you can definitely spend some time outdoors even if your apartment doesn't have a courtyard or balcony.

The obvious downside is the traffic and the lack of packing. It can also be noisy at nightime due to the number of trendy nightspots in the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"My Favorite Place"

I love Collins Street, the shopping and atmosphere are great. Australia on Collins is the best place to start, the shopping center stretches between city blocks. There are heaps of up market shops in the central city blocks, heading south on Collins takes you to a business district that is dominated by large corporates like the ASX. You should explore a bit though because the Rialto is on Collins and has a nice observation deck.

There are plenty of little side streets so make sure you explore the shops and small streets the break off Collins Street, you will find the best food and the nicest people and you're likely to discover a really unique shopping experience.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"city life, depends what you want"

I live at the Westin Hotel apartments and whilst I appreciate that this is not a typical inner city apartment, it does offer many benefits living in the city. Melbourne is definitely warming up to the idea of living in the city confines and there are a large variety of places available to suit all types of budgets and locations. Inner city living is really catching on with many.
I do like what Collins street does offer, and whilst there may be suits in the daytime, there is some activity in the night. Fortunately for those of us living there it is not too disruptive.
Night life can be found very close by, just like in the burbs. You do not want too much going on in your street at night when you come home from work, you only want to chill out.
If you are feeling lonely you can just walk the streets to feel part of the action. Not like in the suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
jotoma
jotoma Great review on the Westin, must be nice to live in a 5 star hotel!
2yrs+
jotoma
jotoma and dont forget to join your street on StreetBoard so you can keep up to date with everything going on in Collins St.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"REALLY close to everything including crowds"

I worked on Collins St for a few years and can't imagine living there. Famous for being one of the big "financial" streets in Melbourne's CBD you see a lot of well dressed "suits" and "skirts" bustling around at lunch time but after dark it's a wasteland. Tramlines run the length of the street and taxis are a hand wave away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
scan24
scan24 Yeah, cbd apartment living is not too popular in Melbourne. Great place to work though.
2yrs+
PureKrome
PureKrome What do u mean CBD appartment living is not too popular?! It's hella-popular, even if you don't include all the foreigners going to RMIT/Melbourne Uni!

You jason? :)
2yrs+
scan24
scan24 What I mean is that if you compare prices between your average 1 or 2 bedder in the cbd and that in say Port Melbourne or Albert Park, there is a very big difference.
2yrs+
soutarm
soutarm You basically need to be a reasonably well-off single person or couple to make it worth your while... plus you need to put up with "the city". i.e. people every which way and noise and smelliness etc. But you do get the uber convenience of literally everything at your doorstep.
2yrs+
cinnamon
cinnamon Do you live in the city soutarm?
2yrs+
soutarm
soutarm I worked in the city for 5 years and I know a couple of people who live/lived in the city.
2yrs+
cinnamon
cinnamon I agree that working in the city can often make you feel that you have to "put up with the city, people noise and smells" although I am not sure what smells you mean, but even with an outer city neighbourhood, the tone of an area can change. It can often be quiet in the day and busier at night and weekends, as people return home from school and work, whilst the city certainly seems more alive during the day it does take on another personality at night and weekends. Yes it is busier than the burbs, but the dynamics of city living is often more exciting, with a more vibrant sense of community. There are some inconveniences however, such as ferrying your kids to schools, but the plus is that you are often going against traffic at drop off and pick up times. Also the supermarkets are usually packed and generally not big enough so pruduct range is sometimes limited. Maybe soutarm you should give city living a go, I think you might enjoy it.
2yrs+
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