The Melbourne City Centre is where the foundation of the city was laid back in 1835. Today it is one of the busiest areas of the city, filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants, theatres and even sports stadiums.
The city centre is also the central business district or the CBD of Melbourne. It is always crowded and bustling, with people from all walks of life. It is home to shopping malls, markets, jewellery stores, and most famous of all, Melbourne's oldest market the Queen Victoria Market. The Hoddle Grid, considered to be Melbourne's oldest neighbourhood, is also in the city centre region. The Melbournce City Centre, which today is the centre for all economic activities, is a blend of the old and the new, with age old architecture and buildings, coupled with some of the most modern structures.