Melbourne is made up of many different neighbourhoods. Each of them has their very own character and style. The eclectic mix of people living in Melbourne brings an amazing cultural diversity to the neighbourhoods. And combined with the old Victorian architecture, it makes for cool and vibrant streets to explore. Watch our video at the bottom of this post to see three of Melbourne’s coolest neighbourhoods.
Three of Melbourne’s coolest neighbourhoods
Only two kilometres from the CBD, you can find Fitzroy, Melbourne’s first suburb. With a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic groups, Fitzroy is a really colourful place and is well known for its bohemian atmosphere. Brunswick street is the most popular street of this neighbourhood and you can find anything from art galleries to quirky boutiques, cocktail bars to funky restaurants and so much more. Another street that is worth exploring is Gertrude Street.
A very different neighbourhood is St Kilda, a beach suburb that is south east of the CBD. It started out as a neighbourhood favoured by the elite who loved the beautiful waterfront. But times changed and so did St Kilda. In post war years, it became the city’s red light district with many low cost rooming houses. In the 1960’s lots of artists and musicians started moving to St Kilda and the neighbourhood changed again and became a real bohemian place. Nowadays it’s quite a wealthy area and many visitors are attracted by the vibrant atmosphere in this beachside suburb. When you are visiting St Kilda, stroll along Acland street where you can find lots of cool restaurants and bars. But what really stands out are all the cake shops. If you have a sweet tooth, you are in the right place! And live music, palm trees and relaxing on the beach make St Kilda a favourite!
Our favourite neighbourhood in Melbourne is Brunswick. Brunswick is located 6 kilometres north of the CBD. It’s a very multicultural neighbourhood with residents from all over the world. Because of this you can find amazing Italian, Greek and Arabic shops and restaurants. And lets not forget about all the other nationalities that make Brunswick such a cool melting pot. In this neighbourhood you can really see all these different cultures living together as a community. Stroll along Sydney Road to get amongst it all. Here you can find a cool boutique shop right next to an Italian supermarket, a Greek butcher, a Lebanese bakery. You name it, in Brunswick it’s all about diversity!