1.7 out of 10

Swanston Street Wk, Melbourne (CBD)

Ranked 12th best street in Melbourne (CBD)
-37.815496019 144.9665987181
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Singles
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Reviews

3/5
2yrs+
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Dirty and disgusting...but good location"

I've lived here for a while, and although the location is great, nothing can excuse how filthy Swanston Street feels and looks at night time. Bums are always around the McDonalds and KFC and always give you dirty looks. While they don't want money, they just hang around. It's so frustrating because we live in such a beautiful city, and this area should be fantastic to live in and shop, and while it is a great area, it just feels soooo dirty.

Also, you look past the fact that late at night, this is where most people come to hang out and get food, and as everyone is drunk, it sometimes gets nasty with fights. Police are always in the street keeping watch.

On the flip side, the shopping is quite good, with access to Myer, David Jones, QV and Melbourne Central.

Great location, but dirty and disgusting. Not recommended for living here, but if you are staying at one of the hotels, then this location is hard to beat.
Recommended for
  • Singles

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