9.1 out of 10

Spencer St, Melbourne (CBD)

-37.82044 144.9548
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 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 4/5
2yrs+

"The New York End of Town"

Located in an enviable position just moments from public transport, sporting events, shopping, cafes, the casino, and the legal precinct, Spencer street is perfect for young professionals. True, parking may be a bit pricey and scarce, but with the great Southern Cross (formerly Spencer Street) Station at your doorstep and an abundance of tram services (including the free city circle tram) who needs to drive anyway?! Cost of living is often grossly exaggerated by the media in regards to this part of town and in my experience with budget stores like IGA, Coles and the Direct Factory Outlet in short reach, living is affordable for all. With the up and coming Docklands precinct just a short stroll away, Spencer street has the advantage of being ideally located close to the new entertainment facilities (the Southern Start, Medibank Ice house, Melbourne City Snow Park, Wonderland, SouthWarf DFO and Harbour Town) whilst still being in the CBD. Did I mention, Its pretty safe at night as well? There are always police patrolling the area, and crime rates have dropped immensely in the past decade because of this.
Pros
  • Close to EVERYTHING (casinos, clubs, cafes, sporting/concert arenas, CBD ...)
  • Well serviced by Public Transport
  • Resale and rental values reflect ideal nature of location!
Cons
  • May get a bit noisy (but most apartments have sound-proof walls)
  • Parking and Traffic may deter those who like driving
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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