Port Melbourne

Suburb Profile

Overview

Combining inner city ease with a laidback beachside lifestyle, buzzing Port Melbourne’s appeal isn’t hard to pin down. Complete with a thriving café and dining scene, much-loved pubs and a shopping strip that offers just about everything you need (and everything you don’t) – it really is better by the bay.

Lifestyle

Wearing its working past with pride, bustling Port Melbourne stands apart from its terrace-filled neighbours. Once a strictly industrial area, it has since been subject to intense urban renewal. And it sure is looking good.

Bay Street is the beating pulse of the community – a busy shopping hub that is home to countless restaurants, stylish boutiques and a proliferation of health and wellness studios. Brunch is taken seriously here (something of a theme in food crazy Melbourne), as is beer. In fact, Port Melbourne’s pubs and cafés are cherished institutions. And there’s nothing locals love more than coffees with sunrise views across the ocean and evening drinks by the water.

It comes as no surprise that Port Melbourne is a little beach crazy. Sporty locals start the day with a jog along the much-loved Bay Trail, while bike riders weave around them. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see yoga mat-toting residents spending the entire weekend in their (effortlessly stylish) active wear before changing into something a little more glamorous for drinks and dinner come nightfall. After all, it’s all about a balanced lifestyle.

The Market

Property in Port Melbourne is as varied as it is in demand. Stylish converted factories and warehouses are a reminder of the area’s industrial past, while grand apartment complexes with sweeping views offer a taste of luxury. Waterfront developments are beachside living at its finest, while quaint workers’ cottages line the area’s more residential streets. Somewhat unsurprisingly, buying in Port Melbourne doesn’t come cheap. Renting, on the other hand, is considerably more affordable and allows everyone a taste of that easy breezy bayside living.

Local Listings

Port Melbourne, VIC

2 2 1

Port Melbourne, VIC

811/3 Tarver Street

2 2 1

$800,000

Port Melbourne, VIC

4 2 2

Port Melbourne, VIC

78 Princes Street

4 2 2

Auction Sat 3 Jul 2021, 01:00pm

Port Melbourne, VIC

3 3 2

Port Melbourne, VIC

15 Quinn Road

3 3 2

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