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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!”

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