Why Melbourne Is The Best Place For International Students to Buy an Apartment

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Melbourne is a highly desirable destination for University Students to live and learn for many reasons. The city is home to some of the best universities in Australia, as well as a lively and vibrant student population. Additionally, Melbourne offers a great lifestyle for students, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city’s many cafes, bars, and cultural attractions. Plus, with West Side Place apartments being close to Melbourne University, RMIT University and La Trobe University you can get to class anytime you need!

In recent years, Melbourne has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and it’s easy to see why. The city offers an excellent standard of living, with affordable accommodation for international students and plenty of things to do.

If you don’t know, Melbourne achieved a perfect score for education (100/100) and infrastructure (100/100). The city also scored highly for Culture and Environment (98.6/100) and Stability (95/100).

The city is also home to many cultural and sporting events, top-rated universities, and has a strong economy and job market. Additionally, Melbourne is known for its diverse culture, high standard of living, excellent food and coffee scenes, and beautiful landscapes which makes the life of international students easier and more convenient.

At the heart of Melbourne’s CBD stands West Side Place, the city’s newest residential precinct that also boasts a network of laneways with a retail precinct that offers an eclectic mix of eateries, specialty shops and services, catering for residents and the wider CBD community.

Towers 1 and 2 are completed and ready to move in immediately, making it an attractive proposition for both international and local students to consider when looking for best apartments to buy in Melbourne’s CBD.

Let’s take a closer look at why West Side Place should be on the radar of university students looking for a place to call home.

Benefits of living close to Melbourne CBD’s best Universities

There are many benefits to living In Melbourne’s CBD, but let’s delve into some of the major ones for local and international students.


Living close to a university makes it easy for students to attend face-to-face classes, access facilities and resources, and participate in campus events and activities. This can save time and reduce stress that can result from commuting to and from a more remote location.

Access to resources

Being within walking distance of campus provides easy access to libraries, sporting facilities, and other resources that students can use for academic and personal development.

Networking opportunities

Networking is a critical part of any student’s university life and living nearby makes the opportunity to network with fellow students, faculty, and staff a lot easier, which can help with academic and professional growth.


Being within close proximity to university provides students with a sense of community, which can help to feel connected and supported during their time at university.

Cost savings

Being able to walk or catch a free tram to campus saves money on public transportation costs and petrol, which can quickly eat into a student’s budget.

Overall, living within close proximity to a university campus can enhance the student experience and provide many practical and social benefits.

Why rent when you can buy a Melbourne CBD apartment

Purchasing an apartment in Melbourne can provide greater convenience and comfort for international students studying in Melbourne. It represents a permanent place to live and removes the worry of finding short-term housing options.

Over the long term, purchasing an apartment can also be more cost-effective than renting, especially if a student plans to stay in Melbourne for an extended period of time and with Melbourne city having recovered strongly post-global pandemic; an increase in population and international students is supported by strong infrastructure, driving an increase in rents and demand for new apartments in the CBD.

Furthermore, it has never been harder to find a rental in Australia, with the vacancy rate and number of properties available for lease falling to a record low. Short supply has been a major contributing factor with the national volume of properties listed for tenants having almost halved over the past 12 months.

You can read more about why Melbourne CBD apartments being a good investment opportunity for anyone looking to live a dream city life in Melbourne CBD here.

Perfectly positioned less than 2km of all major Melbourne CBD Universities, within the Free Tram Zone and across the road from Southern Cross Station, West Side Place has it all.

Apartments in Towers 1 & 2 are completed and can be inspected immediately.

Contact our sales team today.

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