Melbourne has recently been crowned the most liveable city in The Economist’s liveability rankings for the fifth year running. The city scored 97.5 out of 100, with Vienna and Vancouver taking second and third place respectively. So, what is it about Melbourne that makes it the best place to live?
It is no coincidence that Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia. Streets are lined with chalk art, music and multicultural cuisines. The National Gallery of Victoria is a great spot, with free entry available, and the city has also recently been named the UNESCO City of Literature. There is something for all music tastes too, from piano players to folk music. The sheer diversity of culture is Melbourne’s charm.
A city is only as good as the people in it. Condé Nast Traveler recently dubbed Melbourne one of the friendliest cities in the world. Not only are the locals really friendly, but they have a great sense of humour too.
Bars and restaurants
There is an excellent mixture of bars and restaurants in Melbourne. If you are a coffee lover, you will be in heaven, as Melbourne is the world’s coffee capital. There are also many rooftop bars and restaurants to tantalise all taste buds.
Ok, so you aren’t going to move to a city simply for the transport, but it certainly makes life a lot easier and is undoubtedly one of the main reasons why Melbourne is considered the most liveable city. The tram network is highly efficient and easy to navigate. It is also free to use within the central business district.
Last but not least, you can literally shop until you drop in Melbourne. From international brands, such as Victoria’s Secret and H&M, to high-end fashion stores, like Michael Kors, to quirky, unique boutiques, there is something for everyone.
When you take the five points that have been mentioned into account, it is not hard to see why Melbourne has taken the crown of ‘most liveable city’ for five years in a row. And, what better way to experience the Melbourne lifestyle than from the comfort of your serviced apartment? A fully furnished apartment will take all of the hassle out of moving to the popular city, whether you are planning on relocating on a short-term or long-term basis.