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Suburb profile: West Melbourne, VIC 3003

With its prime location and plethora of new apartment buildings, West Melbourne is a very popular choice for singles (of any age) as well as older couples.

West Melbourne’s a fun choice for an urban lifestyle as it’s as close to the CBD as it is to villagey North Melbourne and the waterside Docklands.

While period houses can be found in West Melbourne, newer apartments are largely the name of the game now in this semi-industrial corner of the city.

Located right on the north-west of the city, West Melbourne isn’t a cosy residential hub by any means – it’s more of a city fringe enclave that segues into the semi-industrial sprawl of rail lines and shipping containers that meets up with Footscray – but it does have all the city charms literally on its doorstep.

West Melbourne is well-suited for those looking for a more independent lifestyle without the need for family-friendly amenities, so the majority of West Melbourne residents tend to be single or couples with no children, but you will find a few families raising their kids here too.

West Melbourne has the advantage of a little bit more elbow room when it comes to city fringe living. Flagstaff Gardens provide relaxing green space and nearby Victoria Market means fresh produce is always close to hand. The waterfront at Docklands is an easy saunter for restaurants and events, while North Melbourne’s Errol Street is your closest set of neighbourhood strip shops, with cute cafes and a couple of small supermarkets.

Great for:

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Reference: Homely, Wikipedia and

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