Situated on the north-west of the CBD, West Melbourne has a distinct character: a dynamic mix of business and industry which sits alongside an established community and growing residential population. It is an area in high demand due, in part, to its proximity to the central city, Queen Victoria Market, Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens and Errol Street.
West Melbourne is well-suited to 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.
When it comes to houses in West Melbourne, you’ll see a small portion of Victorian terraces, both single and double-storey, in sections of Victoria Street and the cross-streets towards North Melbourne. More commonly now, you’ll see new apartment complexes and, in a nod to its industrial heritage, also a lot of warehouses that have been converted into snappy city pads.
Melbourne’s continual growth and increased demand from people to live and work in inner city neighbourhoods has proven to have a positive impact on the suburb of West Melbourne. The number of dwellings have nearly doubled in the past 10 years and will continue to grow in the future. In fact, West Melbourne is predicted to evolve into one of Melbourne’s most distinctive inner urban neighbourhoods.