9.2 out of 10

South Melbourne

Ranked 25th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.834621876851 144.957784497659
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"Beach, parks and city all on your doorstep"

Stunning, renovated Victorian terraces in tree lined streets. Close to the beach, the city and many parks. Has access to Albert Park's highlights including St Vincent's place, MSAC and Bridport street, but not quite as expensive.
Best area is Howe St/Ferrars place block, which is quiet, leafy and fantastic Victorian streetscape.
Problem is the cost of housing, and parking can be a difficult in some areas.
Pros
  • Close to beach, parks and city
Cons
  • Cost
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jun 05, 2018

"South Melbourne, the city life without the hustle and bustle"

South Melbourne is centrally located to all amenities. If you enjoy eating Organic or Vegan food, South melbourne has to offer a variety of cafe's, Restaurants and bars that accommodate to variety of dietary requirements. Not to forget, the best food markets in Melbourne. South Melbourne Market is definitely worth the visit and all the restaurants located on the ground floor. Less than 10 minute drive to Melbourne CBD and other beautiful city suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Dec 18, 2017

"Great suburb with everything"

Close proximity to the CBD and beach and also has its own market. What more can you ask for! One of melbournes best suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 05, 2017

"Melbourne's best market"

Awesome place to live
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Superb Suburb!"

A Suburb with Lots of Cafes, Restaurants & Shops as well as the Fox Footy Headquarters. With its Proximity to the Crown Casino, Melbourne CBD & Chapel Street South Yarra, this is the ideal location!
Pros
  • Shopping Available at the CBD & Chapel Street
  • Public Transport
  • Nice Apartments
  • Close to beach, parks and city
  • great food
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"South Melbourne"

We love South Melbourne! There is always somethings happening, and great options for food and drink. There really is something for everyone, whether you want to dine on a budget, treat yourself or go for a casual drink, you will find a place to suit! Its also great for convenience, you can walk everywhere 15 min walk to the city, and trams going all the time.
Pros
  • great food
  • great location
  • Close to beach, parks and city
  • Family feel
  • Friendly
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Reflects the cost"

Amazing place to live, close to parks, restaurants, cafes, the city, bars, sports, everything you could think of but not overcrowded. You get what you pay for and you won't get much better than here.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Friendly
  • Family feel
  • Close to beach, parks and city
Cons
  • Cost
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"very close to city and everything, easy to find car park in this area"

easy access to everything - close to safeway, coles and the South Melbourne market, one of the famous market in Victoria.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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1

Napier Pl

5/5
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2

Whiteman St

4.5/5
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3

Pickles Street

3.5/5
"If only it wasn't so damn expensive."
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4

Albert Rd

3/5
"Oh, it's so pretty"
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Unranked Streets in South Melbourne

Tribe St

4/5
"My old house"
-37.838349 144.949258

Dorcas St

3/5
"A haven for DINK's, a bit dry for singles, but the market is pinnical."
-37.83256 144.96165

Nelson Rd

3.5/5
"One of the best"
-37.838639 144.951921

Glover St

3.5/5
"A bit of a thoroughfare, but otherwise a very nice location."
-37.8397910019 144.9489904904

Coventry St

3.5/5
"art and cafe street"
-37.833114492 144.9555884532

Montague St

3.5/5
"The long street that runs through both albert park and south melbourne!"
-37.8301843408 144.9496325282