South Melbourne is south of the CBD & north of the Albert Park Lake which hosts the Australian Grand Prix. It is a secret jewel of Melbourne.
Centred around Clarendon Street which connects to Spencer Street. The whole district has been settled by Greeks and Italians quite near to where they first landed at the Port of Melbourne.
The suburb is notable as it was one of the first of Melbourne's suburbs to adopt full municipal status and is, along with Fitzroy, one of Melbourne's oldest suburbs. Historically, it was known as Emerald Hill.
In recent years, South Melbourne has seen an increase in population density due to apartment development in nearby Southbank, Victoria, where development has spilled over from the Melbourne CBD. To the east, towards St Kilda Road complex are many high rise office buildings.
There are abundant traveling options, trams, trains & buses.
South Melbourne Attractions
The main commercial district is centred around Clarendon Street, and includes the vibrant South Melbourne market.
Along Clarendon Street there are many retailers, cafes and eateries. Also, there are many galleries in South Melbourne, most of which are located in the streets off Clarendon Street.
Like Melbourne CBD, there are many small laneways in South Melbourne.
The town hall precinct is home to some of Melbourne's best examples of Victorian architecture.
Clarendon Street has heaps of shops of all varieties.
The local South Melbourne Market has retained many of the features of yesteryear. The market is bordered by Cecil Street, York Street, and Coventry Street.
Safeway South Melbourne has opened it's new store just opposite the market where shopping can be made easy as it's open till 12.
There are fantastic eateries. One business owner is leading the cuisine revolution adhering to his cultural roots based in Cyprus of Italian and Greek heritage. Roberto Braccioti is a vocal advocate for the flourishing business' in the area.
- La Firma Pizzeria. At the forefront of the excellent offerings available in this district.