In a recent ranking of the world’s “most livable” cities, Melbourne, Australia took the number one spot.
The Economist Intelligence Unit gave the city perfect marks for education, healthcare, and infrastructure.
Melbourne’s total score was 97.5 out of 100, only losing a few spare points for climate, petty crime, and culture.
Australia had five other cities in the top 10, but Melbourne with its Gothic Laneways, music culture, and gorgeous Yarra River was proclaimed the very best.
Why it is Very Best ?…..
Melbourne sits on the gorgeous Yarra River, making it a prime spot for water sports, boating, and scenic views.
It has the largest gambling center in the southern hemisphere, Crown Casino, with a license for 500 table games and an hourly fire show.
The city also hosts Big Day Out, one of the biggest nationwide music festivals where plenty of local and famous international bands come to play.
Melbourne’s residents are surrounded by cutting-edge architecture, like the Digital Harbour Port 1010, the Arts Centre Melbourne spire, and the Melbourne Recital Centre
The city is filled with parks and gardens, including the famous Royal Park which covers 420 acres and is open to the public.
Melbourne is considered a UNESCO City of Literature because of its literary festivals, book stores, publishers, and history of famous, award-winning authors.
Behind Melbourne’s grid-like streets are quirky little Gothic Laneways which house restaurants, book stores, and unique shops.
Melbourne also has a lot of nightlife options including underground bars, jazz cafés, and dance clubs hidden along the Laneways.
Melbourne hosts the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in March, which becomes a huge city-wide event.