Caroline Springs is a beautiful Melbourne suburb that offers a relaxed, village-like atmosphere without being too far from the big city. With a great selection of parks, bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as its location at the western edge of Melbourne’s urban area, the neighbourhood is especially popular with those who work in the city, but seek a slower pace of life and to enjoy the surrounding countryside. So if you are planning to visit Victoria’s biggest city, but want to avoid the hustle and bustle, then Caroline Springs could be the perfect location for you.
Caroline Springs is a popular residential area, so it isn’t difficult to find high quality guest houses and short term lets in the immediate vicinity. Serviced apartments are a popular choice with those visiting Melbourne on business, as these offer a private space in which to work, as well as many of the conveniences of a hotel, such as room cleaning and reception services. Whether you are seeking a self-contained studio for one, or larger corporate housing, the Squa.re present a range of properties in the area, each having been selected according to our exacting criteria, to ensure you get the best accommodation available.
Caroline Springs is a great place to simply relax and enjoy the ambience. There are several independent cafes and bistros in the area, which are perfect for a spot of lunch, or just to do some people watching. The area also has several other amenities, including a shopping centre and sports facilities, so it’s not difficult to spend a day out and about without travelling further afield.
Another benefit of Caroline Springs is its location at the edge of the more urban area of Melbourne. This makes it perfect for those who want to take in some of the incredible Victoria countryside, as it is just a short journey to one of the region’s most impressive national parks, not to mention still being within easy reach of the coast at Port Phillip Bay.
Of course, the area is also a suburb of Victoria’s largest and most diverse urban area, meaning anyone staying there can experience all the sights and attractions of the big city. Whether you are looking to enjoy world-class dining, vibrant nightlife or the chance to take a boat out on the harbour for some marine life spotting, Caroline Springs is the perfect place to base yourself in order to explore this incredible region.
Caroline Springs has plenty of great places to eat - whether you are looking for sophisticated dining or a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere. BlendInn Bar and Bistro, The Lake House Caroline Springs and La Porchetta - all located centrally - are great options for a sophisticated yet laid back evening out, whilst those out with family might want to try somewhere like Billy’s Paddock or Notorious Burgers, both of which advertise as being great places for kids and adults alike.
Caroline Springs has a surprising amount of places to shop - with most of them being within walking distance of each other. CS Square Shopping Centre houses several retail units, ranging from high street fashions to cutting-edge electronics, whilst Central Shopping Centre has over fifty shops covering all manner of consumer goods. There are also numerous standalone shops dotted around - most of which are located on or around Lake Street and Caroline Springs Boulevard.
There’s plenty to see and do in Caroline Springs without having to venture further into the city. The Brookside Recreation Reserve is a popular place for those who like to enjoy the sunshine and usually has some organised event or activity going on. For something a little more quirky, there’s the area’s infamous Gnome Village, which attracts young and old alike, as well as the picturesque Lake Jerkovic, just a stone's throw away from the village.
Caroline Springs is a suburb of Melbourne and therefore benefits from the city’s extensive public transport network. The area is served by several dedicated bus services, running to and from the city centre as well as out towards Sunbury and Wellingbee. There is also a local train station which offers a quick and reliable way of travelling across the wider Melbourne area. Of course there are also plenty of taxi and private hire firms operating locally, which offer an easy way to get to areas not covered by public transport.
Melbourne has one of the strongest economies of any Australian city, supported mainly by the finance, manufacturing, and tourism sectors. ANZ is an international banking and financial services group operating locally, whilst manufacturing is represented by Amcor and BlueScope. Another major employer includes Telstra - one of the Australia’s largest telecommunications groups.
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