“To be named the world’s most liveable city for four consecutive years is a great honor and a testament to the enviable lifestyle that Melbourne offers,” Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said . “Safety, sustainability and smart growth have been the keys to Melbourne’s livability and prosperity.”
Now you may ask me how can I say that ?
The Economist Intelligence Unit assessment uses 30 criteria to produce a single score out of 100 (Melbourne gets 97.5, followed by Vienna on 97.4 and Vancouver on 97.3).
Included are assessments about the threat of terror and military conflict, the prevalence of petty crime and murder, humidity and temperature, sport, culture, consumer goods, private education, roads, public transport, healthcare, and the quality of housing.
The 30 values are combined to produce scores for five broad areas: stability, infrastructure, education, healthcare, and culture and environment. A weighted average is then used to generate the overall score.
The Victorian capital beats 139 other cities to top the list
Sydney may have glitz, glamor, booming surf, sunshine and a sparkling harbor, but Melbourne has something more refined and civilized: it is good to its citizens. New York, London, Paris and Tokyo are all prestigious hubs with a wealth of recreational activity, but all suffer from higher levels of crime, congestion and public transport problems than would be deemed comfortable.
Top Reasons to pack your bags and move to Melbourne :
From multicultural cuisines to buskers filling the streets with music and chalk art around the streets, it’s not difficult to see that Melburnians are passionate about the arts, music and literature.In recent years Melbourne was named the UNESCO City of Literature, so whether you love Shakespeare or F. Scott Fitzgerald you’re in for a treat. From the sweet sounds of folk music to the beautiful tunes of violin and piano players, you’ll definitely find a street musician you’ll fall in love with. Melbourne has that kind of impact.
2- Glorious Food and Drinks
Melbourne is often called the culinary capital of Australia.
Not only can you find a dazzling array of restaurants and cuisines to choose from, but the city boasts the country’s (perhaps the world’s) best coffee.You could spend your entire time here just eating and drinking your way around town. You might be surprised to know that Australia is the fourth largest exporter of wine around the world, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year.Here are the list of restaurants that are stairways to heaven – The Langham ,Balzari , Berlin , Borsch ,vodka and tears , Bottega , Brunetti , Cicciolinastkilda , Cookie ,Gluseppe Arnaldo and Sons , Krl Krl and Let them eat cake
Melbourne has impeccable style. Wherever you go, you’re guaranteed to find somebody dressed head to toe in an outfit you’ll envy.
Melburnians are also obsessed with being different and expressing our individuality through our outfits. You’ll find people in mesmerizing prints, vintage dresses, top-notch suits and – of course – all black.
I recommend checking out Street Smith and Melbourne Girl, both uniquely Melburnian street style blogs.
Whether it be the little boutiques tucked in lanes or the brand new Emporium that has opened, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll cherish. You can pick up a bargain at second-hand vintage clothing stores such as Retrostar, or head to high-end fashion stores such as Michael Kors.
Even if you aren’t into fashion, there’s always something to shop for. Wander into an independent bookstore or check out a vinyl store. You never know what treasures you may uncover.
Condé Nast Traveler just named Melbourne one of the friendliest cities in the world.Anywhere you go in in Melbourne you’ll find someone willing to have a friendly chat with you, whether it be a retail assistant, a public transport commuter or someone waiting for their drink in the coffee line or up at the bar. So if you’re new to the city, don’t be shy. Head over and say “hey!”
This city has something from everyone. You will get tired but the city won’t stop entertaining you . It amuses you beyond imagination. It has variety in true terms. There’s Auscarts Racing for the adventurous couples , Maha on Bond St for gastronomers and lovers of scenic beauty, Seven Seeds for the Thrifty , Melboune Town Hall for culture addicts ,Altona miniature railway for Chidren.
6 -Easy to Get Around
In this era of being green and saving money, the ability to get around town quickly and easily is a major point of consideration. Melbourne has done a mostly good job of this through its extensive tram network. Melbourne’s cable tram network dates back to the 1870s and today is the largest urban tramway network in the world with more than 400 tram cars and 150 miles of track
7- Escape to breath taking locations
In Melbourne, there are plenty of amazing places to visit all showcasing how great the state of Victoria really is. The Great Ocean Road, Healesville Sanctuary and Phillip Island are just a few of the easy escapes for Melbournians. Philip Island in particular is great for offering a fun, family-friendly getaway that serves as the perfect urban escape. Historic farms, animal sanctuaries and beautiful ocean views are make Philip Island a pastoral paradise.
8- Drive along the great ocean road
Just outside the city is one of the most scenic drives in the world. The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 km (151 miles) along the Southeast coast of Australia. During the drive, which is also on the register of Australian National Heritage List, you’ll pass by amazing natural sites including Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles.Have a look at the video
9- Exploring Hosier Lane inch by inch
Hosier Lane came into being when the Melbourne city counsel gave up prosecuting graffiti artists and instead dedicated this space as a living outdoor art gallery. Every inch of Hosier Lane is now covered with amazing spray-paint art that changes daily.
10- Feast to a gypsy soul
While there’s plenty to do in Melbourne, there’s still a lot to explore in Victoria itself.Have a look at Incredible 12 Apostles . Tanmay and Rohan got something to show you , check the video
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