Living the downtown life

Having moved into the CBD just four months ago from South Yarra, Priyanka Bhadauria loves her new life as a CBD local. 

The city, with the lush green of Flagstaff Gardens, to the calming waters of the Yarra, to some of the best historic and urban architecture anywhere, the CBD neighborhood has it all, she says candidly.

“The best part is that I now live in the heart of the city and work is just three-minutes away. Winter blues are a thing of the past,” she said with excitement.

Working as an account manager with an education solutions company, Priyanka remarked that the city had a lot of like-minded people.

“I am surrounded by people like me – young couples with a fast-paced lifestyle. Of course, not too many children around but this suits me just fine,” she said.

She is thrilled with her move to the city as it helps the couple save a lot of money. “We save on transportation, gave up our gym membership as we have a pool and gym in the apartment which is free for the residents.”

But living minutes away from Queen Victoria Market is a bonus for Priyanka.

“Fresh groceries at unbeatable prices make shopping in the market an enjoyable experience. It’s goodbye to supermarkets since our move here,” she quipped.

With no booking policy in many of the restaurants in the CBD, Priyanka says living close to these places is matter of great convenience.

“We no longer have to lineup and wait for hours to get into a restaurant as we can go there at non-peak hours.”

Besides with so many events, festivals, night markets among others, Priyanka says she is living the downtown lifestyle that she wanted.

While she agrees that there is a lot construction in the city, she says it doesn’t personally affect her.

“We live on the 43rd floor with double-glazed windows to prevent noise from coming in and the skyline is not obstructed with anything, offering breathtaking views of the city,” she said.

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