Melbourne’s most liveable suburbs revealed

Market Insights
2 years ago
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Northcote has taken the title of the most liveable suburb in Melbourne, according to the PwC Australia CityPulse Analysis 2021.


The report states that “Covid-19 has rewritten the entrenched habits and norms of the way many Victorians live, work and play. We’ve seen years of disruption and digitisation accelerate as the pandemic forced individuals, families, businesses and governments to adjust to a vastly different world.” The pandemic - and the resulting change in lifestyle - means PwC’s metrics have changed.

Six new metrics were used to reflect the lifestyle changes Victorians now prioritise during Covid-19. These reflect the population’s shifting lifestyle priorities within the current content of remove work and pandemic-related restrictions.

The Wilds in #1 ranked Northcote offers direct creek frontage to Merri Creek.

“We’ve revisited the criteria somewhat and found factors such as reduced commute time with people being able to work from home, larger properties, more open space, slightly more affordable real estate, cheaper rental and easy access to supermarkets, playgrounds and cafes all put into the mix to assess liveability,” said Peter Konidaris, Melbourne Managing Partner at PwC Australia.

The report continues, “Once upon a time, higher… scores were predominantly the domain of suburbs on the cusp of the CBD… but changes to the way we live mean that suburbs offering more open spaces, larger homes and easy access to key essentials, are in many cases, valued as much as those close to the city.”

The Grounds of Kew in #8 ranked Kew offers spacious three-bedroom homes designed by Fender Katsalidis Architecture.

In the report, Mr Konidaris also added, “CityPulse 2021 provides rich food for thought for governments, councils, business and our planning and transport authorities as Victorians cement their new post-pandemic living and working priorities.”

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