Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city after Sydney and lies on the south coast sheltered by Port Philip Bay.
Cultural, sporty and ever-stylish multicultural Melbourne is considered Australia’s most European city. The Concert Hall, Arts Centre, National Gallery and Modern Art Gallery are all concentrated in the centre and along with an active comedy and music scene provide residents with endless entertainment options. International cricket, tennis, Formula 1 races and golf tournaments are held annually in the city and sport remains a citywide obsession.
The affluent suburbs in the east and inner southeast include Hawksburn with Victorian architecture and cafes and South Yarra, both popular choices with families along with the wide streets and large detached houses of Toorak.
The beach towns of St Kilda and Brighton are close to the Business District but provide a distinct holiday vibe while busy professionals appreciate the easy accessibility of Albert Park in the Inner South Suburb on the Bay. The city centre is only two miles away but the tree-lined streets, delightful Victorian architecture and good village centre are appealing.