Affordable but safe places to rent in Melbourne that have good transport links to CBD?

My wife and I will move from Europe to Melbourne in abouth 3 months and we are now starting to look around possible areas to move to. We want to spend an absolute maximum of $400/450 per week (preferably less) but we want to ensure we live in a safe area with excellent public transport links to the city. I will work in the CBD and my wife will proably study there, and I would really prefer to not buy a car.

If anyone could recommend suburbs that meet our criteria that we might find a decent big single bedroom apartment?

Thanks in advance!
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AdamS 2yrs+
There are many options that would suit your needs! Here are just a few, all safe, close to CBD and great rental options in the price range:

Elwood: http://www.homely.com.au/rent/elwood-port-phillip-melbourne-greater-victoria?priceminimum=350&pricemaximum=450
St Kilda: http://www.homely.com.au/rent/st-kilda-port-phillip-melbourne-greater-victoria?priceminimum=350&pricemaximum=450
South Yarra: http://www.homely.com.au/rent/south-yarra-melbourne-melbourne-greater-victoria?priceminimum=350&pricemaximum=450
Carlton: http://www.homely.com.au/rent/carlton-melbourne-melbourne-greater-victoria?priceminimum=350&pricemaximum=450

These are just 'some' great suburbs, if you could tell us a bit more about what lifestyle you want, be glad to help further!
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PaoloCiarrocchi
PaoloCiarrocchi Thank you for your answer.

I don't know yet a lot about the city so it's a bit hard for me to choose the right area.

We would like to live without a car, beach is for sure a big bonus but the only people we know in the city are living in Thornbury so we don't want to live far away from them.

Is port melbourne a good choice?
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AdamS
AdamS Oh yes absolutely Port Melbourne is amazing, I actually used to live there myself! It's a little more expensive though, that's why I didn't mention it, but browse here on Homely in the rentals and you might find a nice apartment. It would be my number 1 recommendation if you can afford it 😀
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PaoloCiarrocchi
PaoloCiarrocchi Hi Adam,
it seems a fantastic place but probably it doesn't fit in my 450$pw budget...
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insider 2yrs+
Paolo,

You will find that you are spoilt for choice in Melbourne as good transport network and plenty of affordable apartments in your price range due to many new apartment towers going up.
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PaoloCiarrocchi
PaoloCiarrocchi Thank you.
Which are the best online tools for looking for brand new apartments?
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Bort
Bort I'd recommend homely! They have a great tool that lets you draw on a map your search area. Combined with the filters you should be able to find a place quickly. I'd suggest looking at Brunswick. http://www.homely.com.au/rent/brunswick-moreland-melbourne-greater-victoria?price=0-500 It's a great neighbourhood, close to Thornbury with good transit.
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