Docklands is an inner city revival. Docklands is the trendiest Inner Western hub of Melbourne, and some people refer to this area as still being in town. Needless to say, Docklands is still a suburb in its own right. Hold onto your hat, Docklands is windy. In fact, the windiest suburb in Melbourne.
Once an area that serviced solely freight ships, Docklands is slowly becoming the second Southbank with residential apartment developments en masse, combined with some interesting street art and architecture combined.
Quirky art now lives here
What Docklands is known most for:
A short stroll from Southern Cross Station
Quirky office buildings - the National Australia Bank (NAB) have just become owners of a second arty office block in the area.
High rise apartments galore
Melbourne's Channel 7 Newsroom
Harbour Town Shopping Centre
Medibank Ice House
Being known as "waterfront city."
Popular markets on Sunday's and at Christmas time
A hub for Christmas carols by candlelight nights
An abundance of restaurants
Who lives in Docklands:
Professionals in their 30's - corporate types
Professionals and executives in suits
Some well off families
Lifestyle conscious people who can afford to live here
Housing wise, you've guessed it: Docklands is home to many high rise apartments with gyms, security intercoms and swimming pools. More apartments are being built in the precinct. Rents and house prices are expensive. If you'e lucky, enviable views of Melbourne City are enjoyed.
A park area right near the main shopping centre
Vibe: Let's negotiate another business deal over lunch and wine.
If Docklands was a food it would be: A seafood platter.
If Docklands was a cartoon character it would be: Cinderella (after she marries the prince).
If Docklands was a shoe it would be: Armani or Versace.
Parking: Forget it.
Transport: Tram routes 70 and 86 service Docklands. The Free City Circle Tram also services this area.
Distance from the CBD: 1km
Nearby areas: West Melbourne, Southbank and South Wharf.