Richmond, VIC 3121

3.6(36 reviews)

Ranked 334th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Internet access
  • Eating out
  • Shopping options
  • Parks and recreation

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families With Kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews of Richmond, VIC

Editors Choice

"Proud Richmondite"

I'm seeing a lot of recommendations for singles and professionals so I felt compelled to write on behalf of families. We have lived here for twelve years, the last four have been with two small children - and we're not going anywhere. There are numerous childcare centers, all within walking distance. There are numerous parks, all within walking distance. There are several playgroups, again, all within walking distance. I can walk to my local library. There are three gyms I can walk to and I walk to the one I have membership at.

From the top of my memory there are four primary schools that I can immediately think of, three are government and one catholic. Excepting for Melbourne Girls College, you may have to look at adjacent suburbs for secondary schools, if you can get in: top tier schools, and by high school age your children could use multiple ways of public transport to get to them. There is a shopping center - Victoria gardens with a cinema and bowling available. A plethora of eating options with the majority being child friendly.

We are a two car family and as I am at home full time currently my car just sits on the street. We know almost all our neighbours and have had two 'neighbour' parties. At night we are a quiet street. We are close to the yarra that makes for a lovely walk or bike ride alongside it. I'm a big believer in tramming it to the city as trying to find and pay for parking is pointless.

Downside is the parking issue. There are constant traffic snarls - but hey you can walk everywhere - and as Richmond has a great nightlife, some areas may be noisy.

Lastly I have a special needs child, and the services we have received from the City of Yarra have been exemplary. We have been well looked after.

Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Location
  • Culture
  • Public Transport
  • Close to the City.

Not great for

  • Traffic around peak hour
  • Parking can be hard to find

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
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AdamS
AdamS

Fantastic review Richmondite!! For anyone looking to live in Richmond, this pretty much sums it up.

RP6

We're thinking of moving from at Kilda to Richmond- could you recommend the quieter areas? 😊 family with small kids here too

aimee-ewarta

Oh thanks this is great to hear as we are moving there from nz with our two girls

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19th May 2022

"Uplifting environment"

Richmond has some lovely areas, with incredible shops. Walking down the streets can definitely help to bring up your mood, as everyones vibe is so bubbly and friendly.
Steve Mac - House Land Co

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
0
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12th March 2022

"Cracking suburb in the heart of Melbs"

Lived near and in Richmond for 5 years.

The goods:
Tons of parks, quality cafes, pubs, restaurants, nightlife is great, public transport plentiful. Everything is in walking distance incl MCG & CBD.

Cons:
Yes there is public housing, and yes there are druggies that hang around Lennox, Church, Highett streets. As long as you don’t leave visible valuables in your car you’ll be fine- they’re mostly harmless and if you ignore them you won’t have an issue.

We loved the Richmond lifestyle!

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  • Singles
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Joseph McCurry real estate agent
Joseph McCurry
Space Estate Agents
7th November 2021

"Something for everyone close to the CBD."

Affectionately known as “The Island”, Richmond is 3km east of the Melbourne CBD.

Home to a mix of terrace houses, converted warehouse residences, old flats, and modern apartments, did you know the Richmond District in San Francisco (the area north of Golden Gate Park) was named after Richmond, Victoria, Australia ?

Famous for popular “Little Saigon” along Victoria Street, there is also no shortage of eating, drinking and retail options along Bridge Road and Swan Street.

Walkers and cyclists can take the scenic route to town along the Yarra Trail. Keep an eye out for Salvatore The Seal (Instagram account @seally_friend).

Best café in Richmond ? We are definitely spoiled for choice.

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  • Professionals
0
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21st October 2021

"Incredible Location."

Richmond is a cool, hip suburb that offers plenty for locals and visitors.

Whether you like sport, pubs, restaurants, cafes or shops - this suburb offers it all.

Whilst it may appear that it is a suburb for the young, there are plenty of happy families who reside in Richmond.

Leigh Fletcher | Director
Hayeswinckle
Real Estate Agent, Armstrong Creek
Surf Coast

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  • Families with kids
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Rentals in Richmond

8th October 2021

"The locals call it the Island"

Richmond just got voted as one of the "coolest suburbs in the world" by Timeout and I have to agree it is probably the best suburb in Australia . The locals call it the island as they like to seperate them selves from the north and the south of the Yarra Suburbs. They are like the Switzerland of Melbourne suburbs.

They have everything from the best dog parks, bars, pubs, the MCG and walking distance to the city.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1
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1st November 2020

"Great place to be"

Easy to ride around with mates and easy access to everywhere you want to go with the use of public transport

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
0
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16th October 2020

"Great suburb apart from junkies/ safety issues"

My partner and I have lived in north Richmond for about 4 years. We like Richmond but due to the safety, junkies and drug problem we are moving out. We have had numerous safety issues while we have lived here- guys with baseball bats trying to rob an apartment in the complex we live, junkies climbing over fences and breaking into my neighbours unit, drug affected people trying to come into our garage when we are leaving, people shooting up often in the lane behind our place in full view of us and families. We have had to install cameras in our place as well.
It is very sad what the injecting room has brought to the area. There has been a big increase in this sort of stuff since it arrived. The injecting room has increased the number of drug users and seedy people to the area... I wouldn’t recommend living in a North Richmond. I’m sure if you live in Richmond Hill or Cremorne it is totally different I’m sure.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
0
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17th September 2020

"Fun, Interesting & Convenient"

Richmond’s housing stock could be viewed as “interesting” or "architecturally inconsistent” - dependent on your bias! It is a mix of Victorian & Edwardian single & double front houses, warehouses & factories of various periods converted to residential, Housing Commission – both low & high rise, modern multi-unit both townhouses & apartments – of varying architectural merit & build quality, 1940s to 1980s apartment blocks & some beautiful modern single dwellings.

While it is commonly seen as ideal for younger professionals, increasingly it is seen as desirable by down sizers - often as a second "inner city" residence with easy access to the CBD. The suburb is an eclectic mix of residents as it also comprises an elderly southern European populace, young families, a large Asian community, students & some hipsters!

PLUS
Arguably one the most conveniently located inner city suburbs – easy access to the CBD & potentially walkable if you reside in the western section of Richmond - otherwise a short train or tram trip
Great range of cafes, restaurants & bars
Foodies are also well serviced by numerous large supermarkets & the Saturday morning Gleadell Street fresh food market
Richmond’s neighbouring or nearby suburbs offer lots of amenity: Burnley e.g. Victoria Gardens shopping centre/cinemas, Collingwood e.g. Smith St cafes/restaurants/retail, Abbotsford e.g. Victoria St Asian restaurants, South Yarra e.g. Botanical Gardens, cafes, restaurants
Great for sports fans both passive - with the MCG, Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne and Olympic Park all a short distance away - & active- with the numerous gyms, yoga studios, the river trail & the tan for running & cycling, Melbourne Park for tennis etc

MINUS
Traffic – but where in inner city Melbourne does n’t have traffic issues
Availability of parking
Drug issues – although this tends to be concentrated in the northern section the suburb especially the streets on & surrounding the Medically Supervised Injecting Room in Lennox St - & drug users are a relatively common sight on Victoria St bordering Abbotsford. ,

Scott Hall – Buyers Advocate – 0457 513 124

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
0
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9th March 2020

"Changing Area Goodbye Old Richmond"

Having lived in the area for over 30 years, I am so so saddened to see the suburb been destroyed by its current overdevelopment. Richmond used to be a quiet family friendly neighbourhood which was cheap to buy back in the 80's and you would somehow be made fun of if you lived in Richmond which I still don't understand because everyone wants to live in Richmond due to its proximity from the city.

You can no longer get any peace and quiet as there are youths renting everywere having parties most weekends. Do not get me started with the injecting room as I am heartbroken by what it brings to the area. I would not recommend this area to anyone looking to retire or get a good nights sleep. Rest In Peace Richmond of old, I loved you and you will always have a special place in my heart. You will always be 5 stars to me.

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16th January 2020

"Close to the CBD"

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  • Families with kids
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"BEST PLACE EVER! ..some difficult areas."

5 railway stations ..same as CBD. 4 tram roads. 1 bus. All going to multiple destinations. LOTS of bike routes. Or walk to city through East Melbourne,Fitzroy and Treasury gardens..beautiful. Who needs a car?! Great eats. Lovely community. Close to Yarra Bend National Park. Burnley and Botanic gardens. Shopping: 4, yes 4 Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, 2 IGA, lots of speciality grocers. Bars, clothes, art galleries, multiplex cinema, many gyms, Olympic pool etc. Fabulous new High School, 4 primary, Melbourne girls High.

I live in quiet closed street with park, heaps of parking, lots of trees with parrots, bell birds, kookas, etc etc. Too many possums though. Some lovely neighbor's.

Now the negatives. Area border by Victoria, Hoddle, Church and Highett Streets have serious drug issues. With associated robberies, assaults, damage. The injecting room is in the middle. So pity the good residents, of which there are many. The further away from this small area the better.

LIVE, LOVE, ENJOY WONDERFUL RICHMOND!

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  • Singles
0
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"Has everything but close quarters"

I have lived in Richmond for 8 years- first in North Richmond then Richmond Hill. It has all the services you could possibly need, and an excellent range (budget and taste) of eating and drinking opportunities. It’s access to the CBD, sporting precinct and SE suburbs is amazing through train/trams/short Uber. Shopping opportunities unfortunately fading with increasing vacancy of retail on Bridge Rd. It’s let-down is the inevitable close confines of living whether in a house or apartment, so that noise (late night noisy neighbors or day time construction) is an issue. I’ve loved my time here.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
0
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"Think before you move in richmond"

I been in Australia nearly 11 years but very bad experience in Richmond look like all druggies lives in Richmond it's horrible place yesterday there was burgulary in my apartment feeling scared.Please think before you move in Richmond.

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thirtyninethirtyninegod87
thirtyninethirtyninegod87

Grow some balls if someone breaks into your house you bash them its common sense

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"Vibrant suburb but rough around the edges"

I bought a townhouse last year after moving from the burbs. It’s between Victoria Street and bridge road. Lovely part of Richmond. More suburbia and community feel. Traffic can be busy in the street during peak hour as they cut through otherwise it’s very quiet. It’s far enough aware from bars, clubs and the nightlife. I haven’t found parking to be an issue except sometimes people park in the street and commute to the CBD (and risk parking inspectors). Best part is everything is at my doorstep and within walking distance- Citizens park, Yarra bend park, bridge road, Victoria gardens, the library, Richmond recreation, local doctors and heaps of eateries on bridge road and Victoria Street. It’s so close the city as well! 4 major stores- Aldi, woolies Coles and Kmart within 600 metres and walking distance. The junkies and heroin users are around occasionally. I have found one passed out in the lane backing my place and at the park both times I had to call an ambulance. Otherwise sometimes they loiter around the back streets but they keep to themselves usually. I rarely walk alone after dark but I wouldn’t do it anywhere now as there is too much risk in any suburb for a female. It’s a great Suburb with so many positives but if I have children I will move by the time they are at school age as it isn’t as safe as other suburbs.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
0
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"Lovely suburb with a changing face"

I'm from a big city overseas and I've lived in Richmond for three years. I love that Richmond has a lot of things that I took for granted back home. You will always find open shops and bars here, you never have to check the train timetable, there will be one within 5 minutes to wherever you want to go. Residents are always respectful of each other. Thanks to local council rules for non-residents we never had trouble finding parking. The number of eateries and bars nearby have been increasing both in quality and quantity. And despite all the hustle and bustle, if you avoid living near major strips it's actually very quiet at night. But Richmond is becoming a commercial centre and residents are being left behind.

Having grown up in a small apartment in a country where land comes at a premium price, I am not one of those people who think apartments are a bad, or dislikes anything new. But in Richmond it's happening at a crazy pace, and it doesn't seem to be planned from a resident's quality of life point of view.

I live near Burnley street which the quiet, residential end of Richmond. When we hired our little town house there was no sign of a new development in the area. But in the span of a few months, things have changed and we had construction noise and dust in our house for more than a year. The streets have been marked "work zone", which massively congested the parking. On top of that, some 20+ builders park their car on our street every morning. When parking is so difficult people start to become passive aggressive and it's not unusual to see angry notes left on windscreens. Our little street is regularly closed to oncoming traffic because there are cranes and massive trucks coming in and out. All this hustle and bustle happened just while building a few apartments.

Now there are a number of large commercial properties being applied for and approved in the area. Cremorne is particularly bad. There are plans to build a 7-storey building in 60-88 Cremorne Street, a new development on 79 Green st holding 85 people every night with music and alcohol until midnight, an eight story commercial building at Church and Balmain, a new commercial tech hub that will house 800 seek.com employees and more apartments. In my area, there is an application for a 9-storey commercial building near Burnley and Neptune streets. I can't imagine the congestion, noise and dust that will happen to the nearby homes with that project. Also, goodbye sunshine! These tall commercial buildings will completely dominate the streetscape, overshadow and overlook many surrounding residences which are subject to a Heritage overlay, and potentially add to transport and traffic horrors that already exist in the area.

It seems like Richmond is becoming a mini CBD and the residences will mostly be gone. So as a current resident I'll enjoy the benefits while they last and get drunk in all those new bars. Oh and move somewhere else next year!

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  • Singles
0
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"Many positive aspects, however a risk of crime"

I recently lived in Richmond for 2 years renting near Citizen's park. I enjoyed living very close to shops, markets and cafes. There is lots of public transport, nice parks and places to walk. Unfortunately, someone broke into my house one night while I was asleep, stole items from my home and stole my brand new car. My partner's car was broken into on the street a couple of months later and we also found a heroin addict in our courtyard looking for a tap. There are lots of positives, however I was unlucky with crime in the area.

Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Location
  • Public Transport
  • Culture
  • Close to the City.

Not great for

  • Parking can be hard to find
  • Traffic around peak hour
  • A bit dirty.
  • Safety

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
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"Richmond Rocks!"

I lived in Richmond for 4 years and never had any trouble! The only single spot that is shady is up on Victoria Street, on the Vietnamese strip where a small group of drug dealers hang, but police have wiped a lot of them out. Apart from that the whole of Richmond is pretty decent. My favourite spots would be Swan St and Bridge Rd. Great places to eat, I done loads of them and there is so much variety, you will never get bored. The Richmond recreation centre is great, and across from it is an oval where they also have sports, and it becomes a great dog park when not in use. There are some excellent bars and pubs to hop along on Bridge Rd, and further down on to Swan Street. You have Kmart at Victoria Gardens, which is classed as Burnley but less than 5 mins from Bridge Road, it also has a Hoyts Cinema there, which I used to frequent. The food court is also good and never too busy, nice and relaxing from the city chaos. There is 2 Coles and 1 Woolworths. Dr surgery and dentists, good hair salons etc. The people of Richmond are quiet and clean. I would move back here again if I ever return to Melbourne. It is so close to the city!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"shopping"

good for shopping and night nightlife crime is a problem

Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Public Transport
  • Close to the City.

Not great for

  • Parking can be hard to find
  • A bit dirty.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Todd Schulberg real estate agent
Todd Schulberg
Gary Peer & Associates Caulfield

"Richmond- A great hub to connect to anywhere in Melbourne"

Richmond borders the CBD and provides a great living option for people wanting to be amongst the action.
With traditional 2 BDR houses around the area, it is known for its Pub scene and abundance of cafes, restaurants and other drinking options.
Whilst a little grungy in some areas it is a fantastic place to live if you want to be a part of a busy and vibrant scene.

Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Location
  • Culture
  • Public Transport
  • Close to the City.

Not great for

  • Parking can be hard to find
  • Traffic around peak hour
  • A bit dirty.
  • Safety

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"A trendy place with lots of cafes and restaurants."

This place is really nice, I like it a lot.

Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Location

Not great for

  • Lots of possums
  • Parking can be hard to find
  • Pretentious people

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
0
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"A great little suburb but with some bad problems"

Richmond is a pretty damn good place to live. It's got nearly everything you need near by - food, shopping, access to the city, sporting events - u name it. But it's very squishy and SOOOO expensive and u cannot drive anywhere on the weekend as every street is bumper to bumper.

So if you can time it so you don't leave the house on the weekends and score a good deal on a house, then you've got a great location to live.

Houses are small, so it's really catering all but families.

Also - don't forget the awesome nightlife with the choice of food and pubs and drinking and pubs and did I already mention drinking?

Great for

  • Close to the City.
  • Entertainment
  • Location
  • Culture

Not great for

  • A bit dirty.
  • Traffic around peak hour
  • Parking can be hard to find
  • Pretentious people

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Location
  • Public Transport
  • Culture

Not great for

  • Traffic around peak hour
  • Parking can be hard to find

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
0
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"Dodgy!"

There are some better areas to Richmond, but steer clear of anywhere near the station - or Station end of Swan Street, or around Victoria Street. These areas are certainly the darker side of town.......prostitutes and the open selling of drugs are common place. I would never walk in these areas alone or at night. Beware!

Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Location
  • Public Transport

Not great for

  • Safety
  • Parking can be hard to find
  • Traffic around peak hour

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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twist

Ridiculous comment. Victoria street is very much noteorious for drugs but I have never seen any of what you suggest on Swan st and I have lived in Richmond for 12 years. Stop making up lies.

StellaC

Drugs on Victoria Street, yes, but I've never seen the junkies interfere with anyone, they just loiter. This kind of thing is unavoidable and happens in places you wouldn't expect. I eat out on Vic Street most weeks and have NEVER had a problem. When the restaurants are open it's bustling, friendly and safe.

Frank Mexican
Frank Mexican

Now with the drug injecting room it has become considerably worse. Not a good place for kids.
Would not recommend living in Richmond

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"Fun and funky, great place to live!"

Close to everything!!! Couldn't be better for public transport!! A busy & bustling area suitable for young professionals and students.

I love all the restaurants and cafes in the area. You don't have to go far for a good coffee or a fun night out! Bridge Road is great for shopping.

Close to the botanic gardens and all of Melbourne's sporting venues. The best place to live if you like the footy!

However you won't enjoy living here if you want peace and quiet as it's always busy and noisy, and the people who live in Richmond aren't very friendly. It's quite trendy and pretentious. Take care around the streets and bars at night.

Great for

  • Public Transport
  • Entertainment
  • Location

Not great for

  • Pretentious people
  • Parking can be hard to find
  • Traffic around peak hour

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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PureKrome
PureKrome

Lol @ Pretentious people .. (cause it's sometimes true :P )

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"the best place I have ever lived"

Love this suburb! It has energy and a wonderful mix of cultures. Everything is at your doorstep and if you want to go anywhere else public transport or main roads are very convenient. Lots of beautiful places to live, great parks and the yarra river. Easy walk to the MCG, Rod Laver and Olympic Park. What more could you want.

Great for

  • Culture
  • Location
  • Entertainment

Not great for

  • Traffic around peak hour
  • Parking can be hard to find

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Inner City Living at its best"

Richmond has a pleasant and lively experience, i couldn't hear any road noise from a friends apartment. Its 5 mins from the CBD where she works and theres heaps of clothes shops, restaurants , night clubs etc.. There is also great commiuntiy spirit for an inner city suburb.

Great for

  • Entertainment
  • Location
  • Public Transport
  • Culture

Not great for

  • Traffic around peak hour

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
1
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"Great food, close to the city but a little rough around the edges"

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
0
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"Community spirit in the city!"

I've lived in inner city Melbourne for 15 years and never thought much about Richmond. I was turned off it due to the traffic on Punt Rd, but when I finally spent time here I realised the traffic only affects the people coming in and passing through, not the people that live here so much. I've been living here for 2 years now and don't ever want to leave.

What I love about it is the community vibe. Because of the mixture of white collar professionals on high income and the low income via the commission flats you end up with a great mixture of people and a wonderful community vibe that isn't often experienced in the inner city. This is reflected in the types of stores too. Cheap and expensive catering to both markets and a wide variety sometimes not seen in other inner city locations.

Best places to buy IMHO are north of Swan St, south of Highett St, west of Burney St

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"Very Busy Lifstyle"

Although Richmond is a great place to work as there are many shops close at hand i just find it too busy to live in. i guess it is close to everything which would make it a very desired suburb to live in

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"A nice CBD central suburb to live in, especially if you love food and going out!"

Close to the city, great shopping on Bridge road, GREAT food especially on Victoria Street if you like vietnamese food. Also has a lot of good pubs in the area.

A few small shady areas, but on the whole, RIchmond is a great place to live, especially if you are a young and single

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"Affluent neighbourhood suited to professionals and families"

Richmond is a popular area among families and professionals seeking inner city living and access to social and sporting activities. Nestled between Collingwood, Abbotsford, Hawthorn, Cremorne and South Yarra, this affluent area offers residents access to the Yarra River, many shopping centres and factory outlets, entertainment venues, pubs and popular Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways. It also has three main commercial strips and is well known for its textile industry. Richmond’s housing market is made up of an eclectic mix of swanky converted warehouse apartments, public housing high rises and Victorian terrace houses. There are three high schools and various primary schools in the local area and an established public transport system provides a choice of five train station and seven tram routes, making it an ideal base for anyone needing fast access into the CBD.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Great access to the city in a quiet area"

With main roads bordering Richmond you could be forgive for thinking it would be a loud area. Quite the oppostie. Once you step into the tighly packs streets away from the main roads, it is a wonderfully quiet little haven.

Being so close to the city, the MCG and Botanic gardens there is plenty to see and do to keep you occupied.

However, it is not the best suburb for big car lovers as the streets are small with little available street parking. A great place for young professionals working in the city that love the city nightlife and shopping.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"Suburban living close to the city"

I've just moved into Richmond and I highly recommend it to anyone moving from interstate. I moved from Sydney not long ago and Richmond really does seem to have a lot going for it. Shopping is great with Bridge Rd and Victoria Gardens shopping center, and the food is fantastic again with Bridge road and also Victoria street Vietnamese.

A lot of people warned me about the crime in Richmond before I moved, but to be honest now that I live here is not bad at all. Sure you get a few dodgy people walking around, but nothing to stop you from moving here.

Great location, very close to the city, and so far i've met a whole bunch of people just by going out in the area at night, so i guess it seems very friendly as well. Very good for young singles\couples looking for a social scene.

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"Location Location Location"

Richmond is about as good as it get when it comes to suburbs in Melbourne. It's perfect for young singles\couple who are looking to live in a suburb that has great shopping, good bars and is close to the city. Some people complain about some of the dodgier streets around the commission flats, but that's what makes Richmond so unique! It's not perfect, but if you are young and like the nightlife, with great tram access to the City, it's hard to beat Richmond.

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"Has it all, especially location"

How to describe Richmond...business district? eating district? crime district? I think a little of everything to be honest.

Bridge Road, Swan Street and Victoria Street are the main shopping\restaurant areas of Richmond, all of which are wonderful. Bridge Road has some of the best retails shopping outlets in the area, and is second only to Chapel Street. Swan Street has some funky little bars and pubs, while Victoria Street is like Little Vietnam, with it's superb restaurants, all very cheap. Victoria Gardens is also on Victoria and Burnley Street and has Hoyts Cinemas, Kingpin Bowling and lots of retail shops. Richmond is hard to beat on the eating and shopping front.

Living in Richmond is complemented by this shopping aspect, but moreso by the fact that a lot of young people live here. There are many townhouses and smaller apartment complexes that offer great close to city living. Some cheap, some not so cheap, but needless to say there a lot of students living in Richmond. If you are young and single, then you really can't go wrong with Richmond, especially with the social scene at bars such as Public House, Holiava and The Terminus Hotel.

Also, Richmond as a suburb is likely to boom in terms of property prices in the next 5 years. If you take into account the relative prices at the moment, combined with Victoria Gardens Shopping center and the proximity to the city...this is one suburb to watch out for. One other aspect is there is such scarcity of land in Richmond. With another three or more large commercial office buildings being built in the area, people often want to live near work, and as such will want to live in Richmond....watch the demand for the area shoot up in the next 5 years.

A few negative aspects of the suburb are the crime and the traffic. Often you will see "smack heads" walking in the back streets, and while it's not considered to be a major issue, it is present. Also, traffic can be a bit annoying at peak hour, especially on the major roads with Tram lines.

BUT overall, Richmond is a fantastic suburb, especially if you are looking to buy an investment property in. Consider yourself lucky if you live here!!

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KateH2
KateH2

Can ask which areas in Richmond are unsafe as I have a young country girl looking to move to richmond for work and need to find a safer spot for housing for her and would it best best to get a car or use public transport and how safe is the transport system.

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