Thinking of shifting to Melbourne? Top 5 reasons to do so

Melbourne has been constantly rated as one of the best cities in the world to live in. It has something to offer to everyone and will easily enamour you if you are looking to make a move.

While it has a lot to offer, the idea of living in Melbourne could be overwhelming for you, given the plethora of things it will throw your way. This might put you on edge, rethinking your move. To push you over, here we have the top 5 reasons for you to shift to Melbourne.

Best coffee in Australia

While coffee can’t be your sole reason to migrate to Melbourne, but a good cup of joe does get the day rolling. It is known to have the finest cafe culture in the whole country. Multiple travel guides and websites have rated Melbourne’s coffee as the best coffee in the whole of Australia, interestingly, some have even called it the best-tasting coffee out there. Once here, you will have a blast taste-testing the plethora of coffee varieties and shops, and ultimately, finding the best option for you.

Melbourne coffee

Easiest Australian city to start a business in

Melbourne loves its businesses, and promotes new ones heavily. The city has a number of regular business events, clubs, societies, networking events and opportunity openers to help budding businessmen and businesswomen. These budding business professionals can also head to Startup Melbourne and Startup Victoria to get start-up resources and any help required.

World-class education

For students, Melbourne is a prime destination. It consists of some of the world’s top-ranked universities with a high grade of education quality. The top-ranked amongst the bunch is The University of Melbourne, which is ranked number 31 in the world. Apart from this, the city also includes other high-rated universities like Monash University, RMIT, La Trobe, Swinburne University of Technology, and Victoria University to name a few.

Besides this, Melbourne is voted as Australia’s ‘best student city’ for both domestic and international students. According to the metrics, it outperforms other Australian cities in the terms of affordability, employer activity, appeal, and student perception.

Great public transport

Melbourne offers a wide variety of public transport options. Options for public transport include metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, coach and trams. All of these options are accessible to citizens and visitors alike using the Myki card, to which you can simply add money and then use it to pay your fare.Melbourne Tram

The inner city also offers people a free tram network called the 35 City Circle Tram. Then there is the heritage W-Class tram with audio commentary, which tells you about the city’s history and takes you around Melbourne Museum, Parliament House, State Library Victoria, Docklands, Federation Square, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre to name a few.

SkyBus Link is a free city hotel shuttle, which runs from Southern Cross Station and has eight stops in the city centre to offer access to over 100 hotels in the city.

Sports, Events, Theatre and more

Melbourne is a host to world-class sporting events on a regular basis. To name a few sporting events that take place in the city include Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, Cricket matches and Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

Apart from sports, it also has a jam-packed event calendar, which includes major festivals, comedy, concerts, theatre and more.