South Yarra is a good choice to rent in Melbourne

Searching where to rent in Melbourne can be a minefield, especially to those who haven’t been. One suburb that is popular for those who relocate to Melbourne is South Yarra. South Yarra ticks all the boxes when it comes to location, public transport and amenities.

Rent near Melbourne CBD

South Yarra is only 4 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. When the weather is cooperative, you can walk to work in just an hour.

South Yarra has a good public transport network

The area is serviced by two train stations, South Yarra and Hawksburn, which brings you to Melbourne CBD in just over 10 minutes. South Yarra renters also have a choice of tram lines (nos. 6, 58, 78) which takes you to the city in under 25 minutes. For people who move to Melbourne for work and their office is in the CBD, this suburb is a great location.

South Yarra has shopping and nightlife

One of South Yarra’s claim to shopping fame is Chapel Street. It almost always lands on any tourist’s to-do list. It’s a whole street dedicated to taking your money to dress you up from head to toe. There’s also Toorak Road and High Street In between these clothing shops, there are also cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs. Living in a rental home close to Chapel Street does not necessarily mean that you will be inundated with throngs of people. You will, however, find it difficult to find parking if your rental apartment or house does not come with a parking space.

How much is it to Rent in South Yarra

South Yarra is littered with new build apartment buildings. There are more condominiums going up, as there are all over Melbourne. It is higher density living. Obviously, there are also houses that are available to rent. A basic one-bedroom apartment starts from $350 per week.  While to rent a 2-bedroom apartment be prepared to start allocating $480 a week. Three bedroom apartments, which are mostly in older, and possibly grander, apartment buildings will command rent starting at $650.

Who Rents in South Yarra

People who rent in South Yarra are mostly young and established professionals. They may be renting as a single person, a couple or as a young family that have children they can still squeeze into smaller spaces that newer condominium units have allocated as bedrooms.

Schools in South Yarra

From public schools to Melbourne’s finest private schools, there are plenty to choose from in South Yarra. South Yarra Primary School is located at the fringe of Fawkner Park. Despite being flanked on one edge by the notoriously busy Punt Road, the school is surrounded by parklands.

Other Options for South Yarra

If you cannot find a rental home that suits you in South Yarra, look into neighbouring suburbs of Prahran, Windsor, East St. Kilda or maybe even, Toorak.