What are your favourite things about the Melbourne suburb you live in?


Everyone loves the suburb they live in, so now’s the time to represent! Let’s help out those folks who are trying to decide where to live in Melbourne, by sharing the reasons why you originally moved to your suburb.

Was it the famous Melbourne shopping in your area? Are some of the top schools in Melbourne located in your part of the city? Perhaps you simply have lots of beautiful parks or easy access to the beach. Or maybe it was simply the Melbourne real estate market that dictated where you decided to live.

Let everyone know why your suburb is the best place in Melbourne to live in the comments.


  1. I’m proud to call Altona North home. Nestled between the Westgate freeway and the stunning vistas of the Mobil refinery, Altona North really has it all. An olfactory smorgasboard, you never know what the next gust of wind will bring: the salty tang of the Don Smallgoods factory, some cleansing petrochemical fumes, or perhaps the multihued mystery of the landfill? Take a ride along the pride of the west, the delightful new Federation Trail bike track, and you’ll enjoy kilometre after kilometre of powerful smokestacks, discarded vehicles and bustling factories snuggled behind coils of barbed wire fencing. When you’ve had your fill of the amazing sights and smells on offer outdoors, just pop on your Kmart tracksuit and wind down with a cup of cino in Altona Gate – where you’ll still be the best dressed in town.

  2. Eltham! It’s clean, its safe and it’s got a great peaceful atmosphere about it. Great for transport (train and bus), shopping and outdoor space. THE best place to live in Melbourne (but don’t tell anyone).

  3. Kew- such a gorgeous and quiet leafy suburb right next to Hawthorne, Richmond and Fitroy- each with their own bustling brilliance. Lots to see and do and a stones throw from CBD.

  4. Eaglemont is my suburb, a leafy village nestled on the Yarra River in Melbourne’s North East.
    Just 12 km out from the city centre the thing that I like is the arts heritage, as the birthplace of the Heidelberg School and Heide with the Modernists while living in a subdivision designed by Walter Burley Griffin is pretty close to heaven on earth.

  5. Moonee Ponds – Has the Puckle street and surround for shopping, queens park, all forms of public transport close by, quick tram from highpoint, and so much more! Safe neighborhood and only about 20 minutes from the city (:

  6. Eltham! We got “The Burger Lounge” haha. Plus lots of other excellent cafes, restaurants and takeaways. Oh and lots of Beautiful trees, great schools, public transport, close to Doncaster for shopaholics, short drive to Yarra Valley Wineries, miniature train park, Montsalvat artists colony. Wonderful place to live :)