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Port Melbourne

by Justine Crowley
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The beach


In the 80's and 90's - if you said you lived in Port Melbourne, people would feel terribly sorry for you. Port Melbourne was not a sought after, stylish suburb to live in at the time. Port Melbourne was rough and working class. The docks were once run by communists and gangsters.



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One of the quiet streets


If you happen to depart or arrive on a cruise ship to Melbourne, you will be introduced to this area right near trendy Beacon Cove.



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Outside a gourmet grocers on Bay Street


This area was once home to Greek migrants, and was a manufacturing hub. As factories closed down, property developers started to move in. Expect a number of overpriced apartments here. Today, Port Melbourne is chic and trendy - although once you've lived in this area for a bit, you might find it a little overrated.



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The last tram stop in Port Melbourne


What Port Melbourne is known most for:

Melbourne's cruise ship terminal for cruise lines such as the Spirit of Tasmania.

Beacon Cove

Being a beachside inner city mecca

Tram route 109

Circuz Oz headquarters

Bike riding

An abundance of owners walking their dogs on leashes

Bay Street

Trendy fashion shops

The best hairdressers in Melbourne

Trendy bars, cafes and restaurants.

The bike riding trail to Southbank



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Bike riders paradise


Who lives in Port Melbourne:

Professionals

Executives

Dog owners

People in their 20's - 50's.

Families - especially mums with bubs

Port Melbourne is home to many stylish, highly priced apartments in sought after locations. There are a number of renovated Victorian terrace houses in the area as well. Rents and house prices are expensive here. If you happen to be fortunate to be living in Port Melbourne, do not get cocky about it.



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Right near the cruise ship area


In saying this, there are a fair few housing commission houses still around. Not everyone who lives in Port Melbourne is well off.

Postcode: 3207

Vibe: Only the best views will do, and suits sipping cocktails.

If Port Melbourne was a food it would be: King prawns and caviar.



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New apartments at Beacon Cove


If Port Melbourne was a cartoon character it would be: Dr Seuss.

If Port Melbourne was a shoe it would be: Any high end designer shoe, and any type of thongs.



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More water views


Parking: Difficult in summer and on weekends.

Transport: Bus route 250 services the area from Clifton Hill to the City. Otherwise tram route 109 takes you to the city within 10-15 minutes.



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Only the best will do here


Direction: South

Distance from the CBD: 5km



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Great items for the home too


Nearby areas: Southbank, South Melbourne, Albert Park and St Kilda.



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Bay Street


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