There are many retirees (and those close to retirement) who are looking for a change of pace and a new location to settle in.

Whether they want to find somewhere calmer and quieter, or want to move somewhere that will let them keep active, Melbourne offers many suburbs that are perfect choices for your new home when you retire.

Here are five of the best places to retire in Melbourne.

Doncaster East

If you love lush green suburbs and a more laid-back lifestyle, then Doncaster East should definitely be on your list. Whether you like to shop, visit restaurants or wander leafy streets, this is the place for you.

Public transport is easily accessible, and the community is close-knit, making the area feel incredibly safe.


Kew is a gorgeous historic suburb that is only 5km away from the city. Like Doncaster East, it’s a leafy suburb that is quiet and beautiful. Studley Park especially is great for walking your pooch, jogging, or simply relaxing.

There are also plenty of excellent amenities that are easily accessible.


Altona is 13km out of the CBD, which you can access by rail with ease.

The most talked about feature of Altona is the beach, but it has so much more to offer. It’s got almost anything you could ask for, whether you love produce markets, wonderful city views, paths for cycling and running, or excellent cafes. If you wish to retire close to the city but love the beach, you won’t be able to go past Altona.


Hampton is a lovely, calm spot that’s only 14km away from Melbourne’s CBD. The city is only a half hour train or car journey away, and much more green than many of its counterparts.

There’s great shopping nearby, and high-quality retirement villages can also be counted among its many amenities.

Albert Park

If you’re a retiree who wants to keep active, Albert Park is quickly becoming a favourite spot for retirement for many.

Retirees enjoy being able to walk to any of the excellent places nearby, such as the Port Melbourne and St Kilda beaches, the lake, or the markets. You can even walk into the city if you wish!

Wherever you choose to retire, call Removal On the Run for your move

Retirement is the start of an exciting new chapter of your life, and it’s not uncommon for those on the cusp of retiring to want to start fresh in a new place.

The five Melbourne suburbs listed above all have excellent amenities and features that make them the ideal place to retire in – as evidenced by the number of retirees already living there!

And when you’re ready to make the move, be sure to call us here at Removalists On the
Run. We’ll do all the heavy lifting, including packing and unpacking, so that you can take it
easy and enjoy everything that retirement has to offer!

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