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Living in Melbourne

Trendy bars and clubs, laid back coffee houses, and friendly beer gardens – Melbourne’s neighborhoods are welcoming and fun and easy to get around. Melbourne is close to Grampians National Park, and Australia’s abundant wine country. St. Kilda beach is a summer playground right in the city – additional beach parks line Port Phillip Bay.

Melbourne is home to business consulting giant OBS. The Australian Stock Exchange is here, so it’s also a base for large financial companies. The city has extensive public transit run by PTV (Public Transit Victoria). There are trains, trams, busses, SkyBus service to the airport and the City Circle line is free. Melbourne Bike Share has dozens of stations throughout the city.

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Walk Score of Melbourne, AU-VIC

Melbourne is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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The Public Purse

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Union Lane

Melbourne is the 2nd most walkable large city in Australia with 3,707,530 residents.

Find apartments in Melbourne's most walkable neighborhoods: Carlton, Fitzroy and Fitzroy North.

Melbourne Suburbs

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Population

1 Carlton 97 - - 13,505
2 Fitzroy 96 - - 9,420
3 Fitzroy North 93 - - 11,451
4 Melbourne 93 - - 28,353
5 St Kilda 93 - - 17,802
6 South Yarra 92 - - 19,186
7 East Melbourne 92 - - 4,679
8 South Melbourne 92 - - 9,318
9 Collingwood 92 - - 6,490
10 Windsor 91 - - 7,051
11 Southbank 91 - - 11,254
12 Richmond 90 - - 23,838
13 Cremorne 89 - - 1,572
14 West Melbourne 89 - - 3,758
15 St Kilda West 89 - - 2,853
16 Carlton North 88 - - 6,249
17 Balaclava 88 - - 5,421
18 North Melbourne 87 - - 11,733
19 Prahran 87 - - 11,171
20 Ripponlea 87 - - 1,472
21 Docklands 86 - - 5,778
22 Albert Park 85 - - 5,989
23 Clifton Hill 85 - - 5,782
24 Hawthorn 85 - - 21,138
25 Abbotsford 84 - - 4,922
26 Brunswick 84 - - 22,739
27 Elwood 84 - - 14,644
28 Port Melbourne 84 - - 14,520
29 Hawthorn East 83 - - 13,113
30 Elsternwick 83 - - 9,772
31 Brunswick East 83 - - 8,502
32 Kensington 82 - - 9,689
33 Northcote 82 - - 22,914
34 Princes Hill 80 - - 2,076
35 Seddon 80 - - 4,860
36 Middle Park 80 - - 4,042
37 Malvern 80 - - 9,494
38 Parkville 79 - - 6,193
39 Footscray 78 - - 13,203
40 Yarraville 77 - - 13,811
41 Thornbury 77 - - 17,473
42 Malvern East 77 - - 20,028
43 Flemington 76 - - 7,512
44 Glen Huntly 76 - - 4,672
45 Ascot Vale 75 - - 13,503
46 Carnegie 75 - - 16,333
47 St Kilda East 75 - - 12,555
48 Caulfield East 75 - - 1,238
49 Brighton 75 - - 21,267
50 Deepdene 75 - - 2,397
51 Moonee Ponds 75 - - 13,507
52 Bentleigh 75 - - 14,926
53 Toorak 74 - - 12,832
54 Armadale 74 - - 8,732
55 Hughesdale 74 - - 7,062
56 Essendon North 74 - - 2,292
57 Highett 73 - - 10,281
58 McKinnon 73 - - 5,559
59 Oakleigh 73 - - 7,540
60 Gardenvale 73 - - 958
61 Travancore 73 - - 1,685
62 Caulfield 73 - - 5,159
63 Blackburn 73 - - 12,789
64 Preston 73 - - 29,893
65 Ormond 72 - - 7,707
66 Fairfield 72 - - 5,937
67 Balwyn 72 - - 12,945
68 Canterbury 72 - - 7,856
69 Forest Hill 72 - - 10,034
70 Box Hill 72 - - 9,706
71 Kew East 71 - - 6,026
72 Cheltenham 71 - - 20,273
73 Murrumbeena 71 - - 8,573
74 Moorabbin 71 - - 5,298
75 Kew 71 - - 23,871
76 Sunshine 71 - - 8,849
77 Ivanhoe 71 - - 11,038
78 Coburg 71 - - 24,996
79 Kooyong 71 - - 805
80 Essendon 71 - - 18,841
81 Williamstown 71 - - 13,183
82 Newport 70 - - 12,028
83 Kingsville 70 - - 3,525
84 Caulfield South 70 - - 11,292
85 Maribyrnong 70 - - 10,135
86 Burnley 70 - - 738
87 Parkdale 70 - - 11,152
88 Bellfield 70 - - 1,719
89 Strathmore 69 - - 8,101
90 Clayton 69 - - 15,547
91 Mont Albert 69 - - 4,961
92 Watsonia 69 - - 5,146
93 Hampton 69 - - 12,459
94 Alphington 69 - - 4,573
95 Mentone 68 - - 11,628
96 Ashburton 68 - - 7,577
97 Sandringham 68 - - 9,303
98 Tullamarine 68 - - 6,280
99 Heidelberg West 68 - - 5,335
100 Hampton East 67 - - 4,403
101 Caulfield North 67 - - 14,597
102 Montmorency 66 - - 8,768
103 Chelsea 66 - - 7,223
104 Camberwell 66 - - 20,022
105 Surrey Hills 66 - - 13,143
106 Chadstone 66 - - 7,825
107 Brunswick West 66 - - 13,171
108 Springvale 66 - - 19,818
109 Mordialloc 66 - - 7,530
110 Spotswood 66 - - 2,347
111 Braybrook 65 - - 8,190
112 Glen Iris 65 - - 24,992
113 Mitcham 64 - - 14,829
114 Eaglemont 64 - - 3,915
115 West Footscray 64 - - 10,215
116 Heidelberg 64 - - 5,733
117 Ivanhoe East 64 - - 3,790
118 Heidelberg Heights 64 - - 6,410
119 Beaumaris 64 - - 12,783
120 Dandenong 64 - - 24,925
121 Gladstone Park 64 - - 8,328
122 Ashwood 63 - - 6,091
123 Ringwood 63 - - 16,044
124 Nunawading 63 - - 10,925
125 Altona 63 - - 9,916
126 Brighton East 63 - - 15,807
127 Blackburn South 63 - - 10,589
128 Wantirna 63 - - 13,766
129 Oakleigh East 62 - - 5,972
130 Huntingdale 62 - - 1,782
131 Maidstone 62 - - 7,768
132 Rosanna 62 - - 7,892
133 Jacana 62 - - 1,935
134 Mount Waverley 62 - - 32,063
135 Coburg North 62 - - 6,574
136 Box Hill South 61 - - 7,695
137 Niddrie 61 - - 4,851
138 Boronia 61 - - 20,830
139 Belgrave 61 - - 3,972
140 Bayswater 61 - - 11,263
141 Williamstown North 61 - - 1,543
142 Balwyn North 61 - - 20,345
143 Aberfeldie 60 - - 3,623
144 Reservoir 60 - - 47,517
145 Eumemmerring 60 - - 1,877
146 Notting Hill 60 - - 2,150
147 Mulgrave 60 - - 17,637
148 Altona North 60 - - 11,386
149 Glen Waverley 59 - - 39,227
150 Bentleigh East 59 - - 25,928
151 Pascoe Vale 59 - - 14,871
152 Scoresby 59 - - 5,879
153 South Kingsville 59 - - 1,829
154 Kingsbury 59 - - 3,380
155 Black Rock 59 - - 5,937
156 Bulleen 59 - - 10,848
157 Pascoe Vale South 59 - - 9,516
158 Avondale Heights 59 - - 11,015
159 Burwood East 59 - - 10,158
160 Burwood 59 - - 13,172
161 Croydon 58 - - 23,549
162 Strathmore Heights 58 - - 938
163 Airport West 58 - - 6,954
164 Doncaster East 58 - - 27,069
165 Doncaster 58 - - 18,372
166 Mont Albert North 58 - - 5,080
167 Brooklyn 58 - - 1,647
168 Bonbeach 58 - - 5,705
169 Vermont South 58 - - 11,427
170 Keilor Park 57 - - 2,546
171 Box Hill North 57 - - 11,005
172 Wantirna South 57 - - 17,511
173 Seaholme 57 - - 1,849
174 Keilor Lodge 57 - - 1,753
175 Blackburn North 57 - - 7,041
176 Knoxfield 57 - - 7,109
177 Ringwood East 57 - - 9,737
178 Fawkner 56 - - 12,589
179 Heatherton 56 - - 2,759
180 Ferntree Gully 56 - - 25,561
181 Broadmeadows 56 - - 10,549
182 Vermont 56 - - 9,909
183 Dallas 56 - - 6,497
184 Sunshine North 56 - - 10,659
185 Aspendale 55 - - 6,592
186 Macleod 55 - - 9,622
187 Heathmont 55 - - 9,226
188 Frankston 55 - - 35,035
189 Oak Park 55 - - 5,751
190 Greensborough 55 - - 20,560
191 Keilor East 55 - - 13,234
192 Lower Plenty 54 - - 3,800
193 Sydenham 54 - - 10,308
194 Glenroy 54 - - 19,671
195 Cairnlea 54 - - 8,837
196 Mornington 54 - - 22,477
197 Briar Hill 54 - - 3,072
198 Carrum 54 - - 3,589
199 Doveton 53 - - 8,433
200 Carrum Downs 53 - - 19,122
201 Albion 53 - - 4,322
202 Clayton South 53 - - 11,631
203 Wheelers Hill 53 - - 19,091
204 Chelsea Heights 53 - - 5,182
205 Edithvale 53 - - 5,466
206 Bundoora 52 - - 25,652
207 St Albans 52 - - 35,046
208 Tecoma 52 - - 2,085
209 Seaford 51 - - 16,049
210 Hadfield 51 - - 5,355
211 Eltham 51 - - 18,183
212 Oakleigh South 50 - - 9,126
213 Laverton 50 - - 4,074
214 Mill Park 50 - - 30,550
215 Lalor 50 - - 19,853
216 Clarinda 50 - - 7,449
217 Frankston North 50 - - 5,615
218 Deer Park 49 - - 16,246
219 Noble Park North 49 - - 7,380
220 Templestowe Lower 49 - - 13,206
221 Taylors Lakes 49 - - 16,094
222 Keysborough 49 - - 19,894
223 Campbellfield 49 - - 5,462
224 Sunshine West 49 - - 16,759
225 Croydon South 49 - - 4,552
226 Ringwood North 48 - - 9,665
227 Upper Ferntree Gully 48 - - 3,230
228 Bayswater North 48 - - 8,457
229 Yallambie 48 - - 4,133
230 Thomastown 48 - - 20,299
231 Noble Park 48 - - 28,395
232 Rowville 47 - - 34,094
233 Gowanbrae 47 - - 2,752
234 Westmeadows 47 - - 5,514
235 Aspendale Gardens 46 - - 6,581
236 Dingley Village 46 - - 10,211
237 Templestowe 46 - - 16,487
238 Springvale South 46 - - 12,179
239 Patterson Lakes 46 - - 7,579
240 Hastings 46 - - 8,267
241 Somerville 45 - - 10,120
242 Keilor 45 - - 5,742
243 Kilsyth 45 - - 10,054
244 Research 44 - - 2,255
245 Skye 44 - - 7,503
246 The Basin 44 - - 4,238
247 Beaconsfield 44 - - 5,882
248 Point Cook 44 - - 32,431
249 Hallam 44 - - 10,185
250 Ardeer 44 - - 2,838
251 Watsonia North 44 - - 3,858
252 Kealba 43 - - 3,173
253 Caroline Springs 43 - - 20,397
254 Essendon West 43 - - 1,405
255 Burnside 43 - - 4,393
256 Upwey 43 - - 6,978
257 Burnside Heights 43 - - 5,008
258 Dandenong North 43 - - 21,933
259 Altona Meadows 43 - - 18,721
260 Hampton Park 43 - - 23,754
261 Berwick 43 - - 44,690
262 Donvale 43 - - 11,783
263 Kilsyth South 43 - - 3,051
264 Croydon Hills 43 - - 5,161
265 Seabrook 43 - - 4,961
266 Cranbourne 43 - - 18,620
267 Epping 42 - - 26,340
268 Mooroolbark 42 - - 20,695
269 Keilor Downs 42 - - 10,347
270 Diamond Creek 42 - - 12,838
271 Coolaroo 42 - - 3,266
272 St Helena 42 - - 2,828
273 Belgrave Heights 42 - - 1,366
274 Eltham North 41 - - 6,834
275 Hoppers Crossing 41 - - 37,646
276 Rosebud 41 - - 12,546
277 Albanvale 41 - - 5,237
278 Warrandyte 40 - - 5,273
279 Narre Warren 40 - - 25,886
280 Werribee 40 - - 37,777
281 Meadow Heights 39 - - 14,841
282 Craigieburn 39 - - 32,747
283 Viewbank 39 - - 6,741
284 Delahey 39 - - 8,439
285 Taylors Hill 39 - - 11,804
286 Hillside 39 - - 16,315
287 Langwarrin 38 - - 21,342
288 Sorrento 38 - - 1,439
289 Frankston South 38 - - 17,610
290 Kings Park 38 - - 8,308
291 Croydon North 38 - - 7,692
292 Lilydale 38 - - 15,681
293 Endeavour Hills 37 - - 24,571
294 Attwood 37 - - 3,274
295 Mount Evelyn 37 - - 9,353
296 Rosebud West 36 - - 4,602
297 Roxburgh Park 35 - - 19,198
298 Belgrave South 35 - - 1,492
299 Narre Warren South 35 - - 28,557
300 Derrimut 34 - - 5,996
301 Lynbrook 34 - - 6,751
302 Cranbourne North 33 - - 14,569
303 McCrae 33 - - 2,535
304 Mount Dandenong 33 - - 1,242
305 Park Orchards 32 - - 3,727
306 Mount Eliza 32 - - 17,274
307 South Morang 31 - - 20,812
308 Williams Landing 31 - - 3,225
309 Tootgarook 31 - - 2,725
310 Sassafras 31 - - 1,144
311 Warranwood 30 - - 4,791
312 North Warrandyte 30 - - 2,693
313 Doreen 29 - - 10,973
314 Montrose 29 - - 6,760
315 Mount Martha 28 - - 16,857
316 Emerald 28 - - 5,793
317 Cranbourne West 28 - - 8,733
318 Baxter 28 - - 2,124
319 Cranbourne East 28 - - 8,220
320 Selby 28 - - 1,650
321 Waterways 27 - - 2,158
322 Rye 26 - - 8,153
323 Bangholme 25 - - 801
324 Tyabb 24 - - 3,001
325 Blairgowrie 22 - - 2,173
326 Crib Point 21 - - 2,831
327 Kallista 21 - - 1,555
328 Truganina 20 - - 8,971
329 Lyndhurst 19 - - 4,883
330 Sandhurst 19 - - 3,067
331 Safety Beach 19 - - 3,517
332 Tarneit 18 - - 21,429
333 Narre Warren North 18 - - 5,864
334 Bittern 16 - - 3,381
335 Ferny Creek 16 - - 1,539
336 Junction Village 16 - - 1,146
337 Ravenhall 15 - - 911
338 Hmas Cerberus 13 - - 1,087
339 Botanic Ridge 13 - - 1,724
340 Kalorama 13 - - 1,216
341 The Patch 13 - - 1,040
342 Lysterfield South 13 - - 925
343 Langwarrin South 12 - - 1,134
344 Somers 10 - - 1,411
345 Menzies Creek 5 - - 646
346 St Andrews Beach 3 - - 853

Eating & Drinking

There are about 17,999 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Melbourne.

People in Melbourne can walk to an average of 0.9 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Manchester Press

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Il Piccolo Posto

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thumbnail for Hosier LaneSpend an hour down this lane and absorb the graffiti pieces that line the walls. Artists come and go and the artwork frequently changes. #graffiti Photo: Sarah M.

Kelley B.
on Hosier Lane

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High St

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Lake Legana

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Concept Blue Apartments

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Bar Ampère

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Tom Turtle

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Whisky and Alement

thumbnail for Rooftop Bar & CinemaThe 8 flights of stairs you'll climb for this place is worth the views, dining and cinema experience. Good burgers, a full bar and cool outdoor movie atmosphere, this place is a must for a fun night out. #outdoordining #patiobar Photo: Rooftop Cinema Facebook

Kelley B.
on Rooftop Bar & Cinema

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Oscar Mike

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64 Fulham Road

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Merri Creek Path, Coburg North, Viv

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

thumbnail for Fitzroy GardensThis place is very peaceful and you will likely find people practicing meditation here. #kidfriendly #garden Photo: Mark H.

Kelley B.
on Fitzroy Gardens

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Queen Victoria Market

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100 St Kilda Road

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Teppankai - Izakaya Teppanyaki Bar

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Flexicar

thumbnail for The Public PurseKind of looks like a clam. But alas! It is actually an oversized purse. Sit on it, play on it, take photos of it, meet by it. This odd art piece is definitely a public favorite. Photo: Mark H.

Walk Score Team
on The Public Purse

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