The city of Melbourne is one of the best cities to live as a student in Australia. It has a special ambiance that very few other cities can hope to match, and since 2017 it had the honour of being the world’s most liveable city for 7 years running, before being taken over by Vienna in 2018.
A very relaxing atmosphere
One of the first things any newcomer to Melbourne will notice is how welcoming it is. The city centre is filled with friendly people that look to exude warmth and unlike other major cities, many people have noticed a far more relaxed atmosphere within the city. This feeling is also echoed within the many institutions throughout the city with a perfect example being Melbourne’s student accommodations.
World’s most liveable city
As mentioned previously, Melbourne was the world’s most liveable city for seven years straight. This in itself speaks volumes of the city’s quality and allure. It has an excellent arts and culture scene, a very low crime rate, several public transport options, plenty of job opportunities, amazing universities and with smart budgeting it’s surprisingly affordable.
A focus on academia and entrepreneurship
Growth is something that Melbourne is very well accustomed to. As a city, it’s constantly growing and evolving and a huge part of that is thanks to the ever-present entrepreneurial spirit and academic facilities. Students not only get to experience a constant developing and changing environment within the cultural melting pot that is Melbourne, but also start to learn to think about new ways to tackle their own problems through learning from peers and teachers who all come from different backgrounds and walks of life.
Magical winding alleyways
One thing that a lot of people are always surprised about Melbourne, when they first visit, is that the alleyways are just as vibrant as the main streets. There’s a unique focus on the laneways in Melbourne, which means when you’re exploring the many winding alleys, you’ll find shopping arcades, quirky cafés, live music and artistic events. It’s one of the coolest places in the world to get lost in because the possibilities for discovery are endless. Also, be sure to take a look at Hosier Lane, one of Melbourne’s most iconic alleyways for street art located just a few 100 metres from Flinders Street station.
Cultural capital of Australia
Arts and culture are incredibly important to everyone in Melbourne. They’re an inherent part of the community, which is why Melbourne has been consistently considered the top city in Australia for arts and culture and one of the topmost in the world. From galleries to museums, underground movements and all kinds of cultural events, there is an amazing chance to interact with every aspect of the community here. Students are encouraged to take part in such events, and they’re vital to keeping the city so vibrant and alive.
Don’t miss your chance to experience living in Melbourne and all it has to offer.