C&G’s Guide to Why You Should Move to Port Melbourne

Looking for a new coastal postcode to call home? In today’s blog, C&G explains why residents are making the big move to Port Melbourne.

Once the location of manufacturing industries, this residential suburb is now one of Melbourne’s most sought-after postcodes. With amazing beaches, hip restaurants and boutique shopping, Port Melbourne is always on seal-alert with sea mammals regularly seen at Princes Pier and Bayside locals sipping wine at their favourite beachside bars. With families, young couples and singles making the big move to Port Melbourne, here’s five reasons why this Bayside ‘burb should be at the top your property list.

1.  Bay Trail

Stretching along the coastline of Port Phillip Bay, the Bay Trail is a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians. Featuring beachy views all the way, the Bay Trail’s impressive 50km track offers new sights on this never-ending trek.   

2. Princes Pier

Once the major arrival point for new migrants during WW1, Princes Piers finally reopened in 2011 after years of refurbishment. The perfect spot for fishing, swimming or an afternoon stroll along the beach, the sunsets at Princes Pier are unlike any Instagram picture you’ve ever seen.

3.  Restaurants and Bars

Port Melbourne’s diverse dining scene means eating out feels like an exciting new experience every time. Indulge in the velvet plush surroundings of the very luxe, Clooney Kitchen and Bar, bring your pup to dog-friendly whiskey bar, The Tipsy Cow, or enjoy an authentic Italian feast at Ciao Cielo – oh think of all the duck arancini balls you can be eating!

4. Housing Redevelopment

Housing redevelopment and urban renewal has transformed Port Melbourne into a coveted bayside suburb. With high-rise luxurious apartments in Beacon Cove and the heritage-protected zone known as Garden City, Port Melbourne property is made for modern living.

 5. Bay Street Shopping

With an abundance of cafes and boutiques, Bay Street offers a great mix of high street brands and quality independent shops. With select homeware stores and gourmet supermarkets to choose from – a browse on Bay Street is always a glamourous shopping experience.

If you need more reasons to move to Port Melbourne – trust us – we have ‘em! Feel free to drop by offices or give us a call. The C&G team are happy to assist you with all your Bayside property needs.


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Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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