Though this article was published in 2011, this list is still a good tool for having an overview on Melbourne’s suburbs. We all have different ideas on what is essential for us. While some people value public transport, there are those who prefer wide green open spaces. Others prefer the quiet solitude being woken up by chirping parrots, while some drone off to a good night’s sleep with the constant hum of traffic. The Age, one of Victoria’s newspapers, released this liveability list which takes into account public transport, proximity to schools, cafes and shops, among others. This list also includes the median prices of houses between 2010-2011 provided by the REIV (Real Estate Institute of Victoria).
If you are absolutely devoid of any preference on where to live, this list, along with Google Maps, will give you a good starting point. Have a read of this article posted on Domain.