Port Melbourne is situated about 5 kilometers southwest of the Melbourne CBD. Two major freeways, the West Gate Freeway and CityLink, move traffic in and out of area. Decades of diverse city planning styles have created a confusing system of roads, difficult for visitors to navigate. As a result, a large network of bus routes surrounds it.
The people here are mostly white collar professionals and singles, searching for an up and coming suburb to call home that is only a few minutes from Melbourne. The city has transformed from a poor suburb to one of the wealthiest in the area in the past few decades. Still there is some state housing where "old Port" locals live. These areas are home to immigrants from Africa and Asia. As a result, homes in Port Melbourne are a collection of swank apartments, Victorian timber worker cottages, and semi-detached townhomes. Rent and mortgages are pricey, unless you live in government housing. Still, the history and prime location of Port Melbourne give it high investment potential for home seekers.
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