Monday, 8 July 2013

Why Melbourne is the best place to live in Australia

  • The maritime climate means four definite seasons. My favourite season in Melbourne is Autumn, though.
  • we dress better (not necessarily me), the cooler weather means, cooler clothes
  • CBD streetscape - architecture, arcades, laneways, public spaces like Federation Square, wide streets, easy grid pattern to find your way around
  • sense of humour (Melbourne is the home of Barry Humphries), Melbourne Comedy Festival
  • live music scene
  • trams 
  • sporting venues and events - AFL Grand Final, Australian Open, The Melbourne Cup
  • best theatre venues - grand old theatres have been restored, not demolished
  • restaurants - multicultural mix
  • Southbank Arts precinct
  • parks and gardens
  • fabulous post-Gold Rush Victorian architecture - Treasury Buidling, Parliament House, State Library, Exhibition Buildings
  • edgy shopping precincts in inner suburbs - Fitzroy, South Yarra, Richmond, South Melbourne
  • Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) is the best in the country. Domestic and international terminals are combined. Compare the chaos of connecting from international to domestic terminals in Sydney.
  • Melbourne (like Brisbane) is a city where freeways actually go somewhere, not terminate in suburbia like Sydney's M2.

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