South Melbourne

Suburb Profile

Overview

This lively inner-city neighbourhood is all about café culture and gourmet grazing. Home to heritage architecture, leafy green streets and one of the city’s most treasured markets, South Melbourne has built a name for itself as a hub for all things delicious and sold by the dozen.

Lifestyle

Historic charm in a well-connected setting, South Melbourne is the epitome of inner-city ease. With the CBD within walking distance and the beach just a quick tram ride away, it’s safe to say this ever-popular suburb has the convenience factor down pat. But that’s not all it has going for it.

Indeed, you can’t discuss this treasured locale without mentioning the South Melbourne Market. A mecca for gourmands across the city, it’s home to a plethora of exquisite produce. Whether it’s fine cheese or exotic fruits and veggies (as well as the common or garden varieties), steaming paella by the plateful or Melbourne’s most famous dim sims – you dream it, they’ve got it. But foodies needn’t stop there. South Melbourne also happens to be home to some of the city’s most-loved cafés. And in a city that really loves its cafés, that’s saying something.

As one of Melbourne’s first suburbs, South Melbourne is replete with heritage charm. Victorian architecture sits comfortably side by side with chic modern apartments, and a number of trend-driven creative agencies have taken up residence. Clarendon Street, the area’s main artery and shopping hub, further adds to the strong community feel and cements South Melbourne’s status as the suburb that’s got it all.

The Market

South Melbourne’s rich history is reflected in the beautiful Victorian terraces and cottages that line its wide, leafy streets. In certain parts of the neighbourhood you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped back in time. These charming heritage homes are joined by a growing number of sleek, modern apartments that seemingly pop up overnight in answer to the area’s growing demand for stylish housing solutions. And with the city and the beach so close, it’s no wonder that South Melbourne is in such high demand.

Local Listings

South Melbourne, VIC

3 2 1

South Melbourne, VIC

2/88 Park Street

3 2 1

$759,000

SOUTHBANK, VIC

2 2 1

SOUTHBANK, VIC

308/65 Coventry Street

2 2 1

Auction Sat 1 May 2021, 01:00pm

South Melbourne, VIC

3 2 1

South Melbourne, VIC

21/284 Dorcas Street

3 2 1

$1,690,000

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