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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by ATANG, 7th Sep, 2015.

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  1. ATANG

    ATANG Well-Known Member

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    Just back from Melbourne for three days, wow! what a packed and crowded cbd. I miss the city seven, eight years ago where it's not that many people. It was just the perfect size and not that many densed skyscrapers. I wonder if anyone here lives in cbd? Mind to tell me what you think about it? Do you like it or hate it?
     
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  2. D.T.

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    Nope.
    Adelaide CBD would be different though, the southern side of it is mostly residential anyway
     
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    @ATANG

    You meaning Melbourne or Adelaide CBD?
     
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    I sometimes stay in the Melb CBd when travelling for work. I hate that noisy buzz that the traffic makes. It's constant. I could never live there.
     
  6. ATANG

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    Melb :)

    I somehow find Melb cbd is more crowded than Sydney's. May be because Sydney streets are a lot wider and there are more public spaces. Swanston, Elizabeth, Flinders are pretty narrow streets, hence just felt like overwhelmed in there.
     
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    I live just about in the City. I can see fish jumping in the Brisbane River from my balcony! Hate noise of the fire engines but I don't think they wake me up any more.
     
  8. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    A lot more people actually live and come in to the Melbourne CBD after office hours compared to the Sydney CBD. Hence why it is a much more vibrant, interesting and exciting city to be around.

    The around around Australia Square etc in Sydney is like the scene of a zombie movie on a late Saturday afternoon. Not a person around, just some pigeons and some weird clanking, shuffling noises...

    I'm a big fan of how Melbourne works as a city. From an urban design and public place sense it is a world class city. Sydney is not.
     
  9. Excalibur1

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    I live in Sydney CBD. It the very middle of it all. It took me 2 weeks to get used to it. After that it was perfect. everything is at your finger tips. Although I did notice I went out less living in CBD than when I was living in suburbia. I would have to disagree with Andrew, I find that there are always things happening in Syd. Just this weekend I was at Pyrmont farmer markets and it was packed. I think Syd is different from Melb as it is a lot more spread out. Where in Melb most things are happening around particular spots so a lot more people converge on those particular areas and thus making it appear a lot more lively.
     
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    I've lived in the Newcastle & Brisvegas cbds and in the inner city areas as well. Inner city is dead quiet by comparison.

    Newcastle is noisy as - hunter st was a dragway so were the backstreets.

    For the times when I have been in Melbourne - vibrant bar scene, streets/laneways have been activated by small bars.

    I thought Melbourne streets were wider than Sydney due to trams. I don't know of any Sydney streets with parking bays in the median strip like Exhibition or Batman St.
     
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    It depends on what part of the CBD. If you compare the financial / legal district (west end) of Melbourne, it's very similar to the financial district of Sydney (Martin Place end) - both are equally quiet.

    But if you compare the Swanston St end of Melbourne (east) with the Chinatown end of Sydney then they're both vibrant.

    The only difference is over time, I expect the west end of Melbourne CBD to become vibrant. There are so many residential towers opening up that the retailers and life will follow. But it'll be a good 5-10 years IMO.
     
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    To clarify - the surburbs around the CBD of Sydney are packed, vibrant and everything a city should be. East Sydney, Pyrmont, Surry Hills, even The Rocks to some extent.

    The actual suburb of Sydney is not a vibrant place. It's only a place of business. The bars etc, with a few exceptions like Ivy, are tailored to the after work crowd.

    It's a major difference between the Sydney CBD and the Melbourne CBD.
     
  13. ATANG

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    Do you live in Melb cbd? How's it like?
     
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    Thats starting to change though, people much more knolegable than i believe the current best new small bar scene is in sydney and some excellent ones exist in the cbd like bulletin place, frankies, baxters etc
     
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    True, it is changing. The small bar thing was just starting to pick up momentum as I was leaving - Baxters had just opened up.

    The big thing is lack of population and how vibrant the inner suburbs are.

    Nope, but spent a lot of time there through work and travel.
     
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    I live in the country at the moment but I love Melbourne and I would LOVE to live there. I agree with all of the above. It is such a vibrant city! So much entertainment and delicious food!
     
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    The CONVENIENCE is just amazing!
     
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    I love the trams. It's like a moving platform that's constantly circling the city. In theory a bus shouldn't be any worse but in practice they are worlds apart.
     
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    ANY decent public transport system is a blessing! I love the trains and trams in Melbourne... Being able to commute and multi-task must be amazing... But if I lived there I would want to live in the middle of it all! My time is far to valuable for commuting! I would love to not have to own a car!
     
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    I think thats what happening, people like us who don't live in melbourne get amazed by how vibrant the city is and wanna live there, but local melbournians hate their city and wish they could live far away from it but easy enough to commute to it. lol