Melbourne, one of Australia's southernmost points, is the capital of the state of Victoria and is located on Port Phillip Bay. This vibrant city rivals Sydney in its cultural and outdoor attractions, and is well-known all over Australia for its diverse cuisine and excellent coffee. Melbourne has a large immigrant population, which makes the city quite cosmopolitan and has influenced everything from the city's cuisine to its art to its literature. The city is full of interesting neighborhoods in which Furnished Apartments Melbourne can help you find the right apartment, and with so many of our lovely Melbourne short term rentals to choose from, the process will be easy for you.
Melbourne City Centre:
Melbourne's City Centre is made up of a grid of streets north of the Yarra River. Get your bearings at the Flinders Street Station's clock tower before heading off to pedestrian-only Swanston Street for some shopping or people-watching from a cafe. Many diverse bars and restaurants in the City Centre regularly host live music performances. One of the world's oldest Chinatowns sits just outside of the city center.
Docklands is one of Melbourne's more industrial areas, though it is slowly being developed into an interesting and exciting residential area with cinemas and shops popping up along NewQuay's waterfront. Australian rules football fans will probably end up in Docklands at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium to catch a game or two. This area is also becoming one of the more popular locations for furnished apartments in Melbourne.
South Yarra is one of the more affluent areas of Melbourne, and is saturated with galleries, boutiques, and upscale restaurants. Commercial Road is a hot spot for Melbourne's gay and lesbian community, while Chapel Street hosts lively nightclubs. If you want to settle in an area with great nightlife and energy, you may want to consider one of our short term rentals in Melbourne in the vicinity of South Yarra.
Not far from the City Centre is Southbank. Not surprisingly, this area is located on the southern bank of the river. This is one of the city's hottest entertainment districts and home to the Melbourne's Crown Casino. If you don't want to gamble, check out one of the many restaurants, cafes, bars, or nightclubs here. Tourists flock to Southbank to go shopping or take boat trips along the river.
Carlton is a suburb north of the city center that is well-known for its Italian restaurants. The University of Melbourne is located here, which means there are always young people around. You will find plenty of bookstores and cafes nestled among the Victorian terrace houses. If you want to live in an energetic, educated area of the city, look for short term rentals Melbourne in Carlton if you like being close to museums, parks, and gardens.
West of Carlton is an older suburb, triangular-shaped North Melbourne. You will find lots of Italian restaurants along with great cafes. Consider staying in North Melbourne if you want to be in a quiet residential area close to Carlton's youthful energy.
Once Melbourne's red-light district, St. Kilda remains a bohemian neighborhood, but it has plenty of life in its high concentration of restaurants, from cheap to swanky. St. Kilda is located on the bay and its Esplanade on the historic pier is worth strolling along; visit on Sundays to shop at the arts-and-crafts market. If you would like a lively, hip area not far from the city center, look for one of our furnished apartments in Melbourne around St. Kilda.
Shoppers flock to South Melbourne's Clarendon Street. Situated in Port Phillip, this area is known for its old South Melbourne Market. This is a largely Greek and Italian area, which means you can find great food when you need a break from shopping.
East Melbourne sits to the east of the central business district and holds many of the city's government offices in its historic buildings. Parks and sports grounds, along with tree-lined residential streets, make up the rest of this affluent area. Look for one of our furnished apartment in Melbourne here if you want to stay in a quiet area with access to beautiful gardens and plenty of sporting events.
Traditionally a working-class district, Melbourne's Inner East area has lots of pubs and old factories and is made up of the suburbs of Richmond, Fitzroy, Collingwood, and Abbotsford. Wander around the narrow side streets for an afternoon and you're bound to notice all the graffiti art which this area is known for.
Fitzroy is less than two miles north of the city center and is known as a funky, bohemian neighborhood that is also very gay-friendly. Visit for a day to sit in a cafe and watch the hipsters and students pass by, or check out the Spanish quarter on Johnson Street to enjoy some tapas and a flamenco performance. Stay through the evening to dance in one of the many nightclubs or grab a drink at one of the diverse bars. It can be a bit harder to find short term rentals in Melbourne in this area.
Richmond is also known as "Little Saigon," for the large Vietnamese population that has settled in this district; go shopping in the market area for fresh Asian food. Richmond has some factory outlet stores where you can find great bargains; this district also has a great collection of other shops, restaurants, and hotels. Richmond also offers access to Melbourne's Capital City Trail walkway along the Yarra River; feel free to join the walkers, runners, and cyclists on part of the 32-kilometer loop.
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