Top 3 Melbourne Suburbs For Hipsters

Top 3 Melbourne Suburbs For Hipsters

Hipsters – who are you ? Melbourne has a very diverse community and it is reflected in the unique characters of individual suburbs. Melbournians with similar backgrounds tend to congregate in a particular area. This is frequently based on ethnicity and culture, but it can also be based on interests and social inclinations. In this post, I will list down the top 3 suburbs where hipsters love to stay and/or hang out. According to the Urban dictionary, ā€œHipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.” It’s a bit hard to narrow down this group to a specific type but it tends to consist of people such as artists, performers, spiritualists, philosophers, dancers, etc. You know who you are ! šŸ˜‰ Fitzroy Created in 1839, Fitzroy is Melbourneā€™s first suburb. Due to strong community and local government support, it has managed to retain many of the old colonial buildings giving the area a very special village feel. Traditionally a working class area, these days Fitzroy is an eclectic mix of ethnicities and socio-economic groups. With the Melbourne Fringe Festival centred around Fitzroy, the area not surprisingly attracts a lot of artists, hipsters, performers. bohemians, etc to the area. Popularly known as the Hipster capital of Melbourne It is a great place to people-watch with interesting characters abound. I love walking around the area admiring the wonderful street art, exploring the interesting shops or just chilling out at one of the many great cafes and restaurants. My...
Moving To Melbourne – Where To Live In Melbourne

Moving To Melbourne – Where To Live In Melbourne

Being a city spanning a very large land area, Melbourne consists of many suburbs of differing traits and character. Comparing all the various areas can be mind-boggling for anyone, let alone an immigrant moving to Melbourne. SoĀ how do you choose where to live in Melbourne ? Which suburb or area is suitable for you? Here are 3 areas of considerations thatĀ I reckon will be help to narrow down your shortlist to just a few suburbsĀ making your choice a whole lot easier! Distance A good starting strategy to deciding where to live in Melbourne would be to draw a 15 km (vary this based on your preference)Ā radius around either the Melbourne CBD or your place of work, and see which suburbs fit into your budget. Since you’re only just moving to Melbourne, I would recommend you start off renting first so as not to commit to a big mortgage on a house until you are more familiar with the lay of the land and eventually find the suburb of your dreams. šŸ™‚ Education If you have children, a key driving factor for choosing where to live in Melbourne might be the location of a specific school. Many public schools (especially the popular ones) are ā€œzonedā€. What this means is that you must live within the defined neighborhood boundary in order for your child to be eligible to study there. Lifestyle If you like a specific lifestyle then that may influence your decision. For example, If you like beaches, places like St KildaĀ and Altona might appeal to you If you like rivers, you canā€™t go past the scenic locations around the...
What property you get for $1m in Melbourne CBD

What property you get for $1m in Melbourne CBD

Ever wondered what kind of property you can get in the Melbourne CBD for a cool $1 million ? Being a very built up area, houses are practically non-existent but there are many luxurious apartments to choose from. Here are some examples of million dollar apartments .. 1. This 3 bedroom property on St Kilda Road is listed at $995,000. 2. You can still get a three bedroom penthouse property with skyline views in Melbourne for just over a $1 million. 3. This inner city three bedroom Melbourne penthouse is on the market for $995,000 and is around the same size as what you can buy in Darwin. If you are living overseas or interstate and interested in buying or renting a particular property in Melbourne, Melbourne Ahoy can help ! We can conduct a property site visit and produce a detailed customised Property Profile report to set your mind at ease. To find out more, visit our services page...
Melbourne property market pulse check

Melbourne property market pulse check

Last weekend,Ā  Melbourne experienced yet another strong clearance rate of 73.9 %. This was despite the relatively large number of auctions held. The Melbourne market has been doing really well this auction season so far with clearances averaging 74.4 % – compared to 66 % over the same period last year. I would attribute the good results to low interest rates, improved market sentiment and also strong interest from overseas buyers (especially for the top end of the market). There is some debate over how much property is actually being purchased by overseas buyers and that is primarily because of the lack of accurate statistics. The fact that many overseas investors are buying property through local relatives and contacts does not help. Understandably, this is something that is really hard to measure and prove. In reality, overseas investors make up only a fraction of property sales. The large bulk of purchases are in inner and outer suburban Melbourne by local families. With the property market showing strong signs of recovering from years of flat growth, this may be the upswing in the market that triggers the next cycle of sustained property growth. If you are living overseas or interstate and interested in buying or renting a particular property in Melbourne, Melbourne Ahoy can help ! We can conduct a site visit and produce a detailed customised Property Due Diligence report to set your mind at ease. To find out more, visit our services page here....

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