SABRINA’S CBD ROOM WITH A VIEW
SABRINA Nan (above) cannot imagine living anywhere but the heart of Melbourne at this time of her life.
The Gen-Y student and part-time worker bought her one-bedroom Spencer St apartment in December 2012.
In 2010 she left China to study at Central Queensland University’s Melbourne International campus on Lonsdale St in the CBD.
“I live here by myself and I love it,” Ms Nan said. “It is ideal for a single girl.”
Previously Ms Nan had lived at her cousin’s home in the suburbs but said she didn’t feel as safe there as she did in the city centre. Her apartment block has security and neighbours if she needs them.
“These days I just couldn’t imagine myself living in the suburbs,” she said.
“I also don’t need a car and can get around so easily with public transport, so I save a lot of money, which is another bonus and my neighbours are friendly and really nice.
Ms Nan bought her apartment through Barry Plant’s Docklands office for a little over $400,000 and said it didn’t take long to find.
“In the city there are plenty of apartments to choose from. You can pretty much select a building you like and find a home,” she said. “I like Spencer St because it’s still in the CBD. It’s not right in the middle but is so close to get to everything.
“Inside my building there is nothing blocking my view, which is quite uncommon and means I am actually looking right at Docklands.”
She doesn’t plan to leave any time soon: “I think I will live in an apartment until I am married and have kids because children need space and I really, really want a dog too!”