Alexandria Suburb Profile

Alexandria— truly a breath of fresh air in the mundane hum of Sydney’s inner city.

Previously, this suburb was the largest industrial area in Australia. However, Alexandria is quickly shedding its old skin and becoming one of the most vibrant and popular suburbs to live in.

With its flourishing creative scene, this dynamic little neighbourhood offers its residents a good range of activities to do. From checking out its converted art precincts to browsing one of the many artisan stores, Alexandria will continue to intrigue.

Due to its convenient location and close proximity to both the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales, housing in Alexandria is highly sought after. So if you’re thinking of renting in this area, don’t sleep on it. Keep your eyes peeled for housing that becomes available in this amazing suburb. Trust us, it’ll get snapped up in no time.

Alexandria Suburb Profile

 

Alexandria Suburb Profile

Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Sydney

Best Suburbs to Raise a Family

Feeling frazzled looking for the perfect suburb to put down your roots and raise a family in? Don’t worry— you’re not alone. After all, everyone wants the best things in life for their children; and deciding exactly what that is can be a difficult task.

Common criteria that parents often look for in a neighbourhood is safety, and close proximity to shops and schools. Ideally, it should also have parks or beaches nearby for children to be able to spend their free time in.

With these considerations in mind, we’ve curated a list of our top 5 suburbs to raise a family in Sydney.

Waverley

If you’re looking for a suburb with a homely feel and great community spirit, then look no further. What sets Waverley apart from the other Eastern Suburbs is the warm neighbourly feel that it possesses. Sitting pretty between Bronte Beach and Queens Park, this suburb is also completely surrounded by nature.

Aside from the many beaches and parks in the area, families are particularly drawn to Waverley because of its local schools— with St Charles’ School and St Catherine’s School both holding a state overall score of 98.

2 Bedroom: $680/ week
3 Bedroom: $975/ week
Rental Availability: Medium

Pyrmont

A quick 7-minute commute from the city, Pyrmont provides families with an endless variety of shopping and cuisines to explore. Regular art and food events are also held here, so your children will be sure to grow up in a suburb bustling with culture.

Additionally, there are lots of family-friendly parks in the area for your little ones to run about and stretch their legs in.

2 Bedroom: $760/ week
3 Bedroom: $1000/ week
Rental Availability: High

Coogee

Whilst Coogee’s breathtaking views and stunning beaches need no introduction, it may come to a surprise to some that this isn’t the main reason that families have shown an increasing interest in Coogee. Instead, they are flocking to this suburb because of the high rankings that the schools in the area have achieved; with St. Brigid’s Catholic Primary School holding a state overall score of 97, and Coogee Public School scoring 96.

2 Bedroom: $650/ week
3 Bedroom: $908/ week
Rental Availability: High

Sydney

The heftier price tag that comes with living in the heart of the city has clearly not deterred families from choosing to call Sydney’s city home. And why would it? Living here will leave you absolutely spoilt for choice. Not only will you have the luxury of having a handful of parks to spend quality family time in, but St Mary’s Cathedral College, which holds a state overall score of 98, is also within walking distance.

2 Bedroom: $900/ week
3 Bedroom: $1400/ week
Rental Availability: High

Fairlight
Located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, this picturesque little suburb is the perfect neighbourhood for families who want their youngins to grow up with the sea at their doorstep. While Manly Beach is only a few minutes down the road, Fairlight’s beach takes the cake if you prefer a more secluded and private area.

However, it is worth noting that Fairlight does not have any schools in the area. Hence, children who stay here would need to travel to surrounded suburbs for school.

2 Bedroom: $698/ week
3 Bedroom: $1075/ week
Rental Availability: Medium

Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Sydney

Moving to Sydney

You’ve decided to take the plunge and move to Sydney, congrats! Judging from how Sydney has routinely ranked amongst the world’s most liveable cities, you couldn’t have made a better choice. With how much this beautiful city has to offer, it may be a bit of an effort to narrow down where you want to reside. After all, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to finding your perfect home— having a street full of bars at your doorstep may seem like heaven to one person but hell to another; the liveability of a suburb hinges greatly on what your interests are and what you want to get out of your new life.

So lets break it down:

1. Students

When looking for accommodation as a student, a couple of factors come into play. Of course you want to be near your university, but you also want to be able to duck out after a long day of assignments to grab a beer with your mates. If this sounds like you, Newtown might be your calling.

A mere 10-minute bus ride to the University of Sydney and UTS, you’d have no problems getting to your classes on time. The streets are also lined with restaurants, many of which offer student discounts on meals, and a range of bars that offer anything from $10 jugs or fancy cocktails for a night out.

2. Young, working professionals

You’re young, carefree and excited to see what the world has in store for you. Living in the heart of Sydney will provide you with the luxury of experiencing this lively city in full swing.

Albeit the heftier price tag, it’s a quick 7 minute commute into the CBD, so you won’t have to worry too much about peak hour traffic. Its also a great area to spend your weekends wandering around— we promise that you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of food, entertainment and shopping.

3. Beach Junkies

Maybe you were drawn to Sydney because of its glorious weather and plethora of beaches. If that’s the case, you might want to look into finding accommodation at Cronulla. As one of Sydney’s most-loved beachside suburbs, it often draws a large crowd of surfers looking to catch some waves. The outdoor café scene is also booming and offers you a great panoramic view of the seaside.

Oh, and did we mention that accommodation wouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket too? The average rent for shared housing in the area is $242 per week.

4. Families

Sydney is a lovely place to settle down and raise a family. When thinking about settling down here, it is important to ensure that the suburb is safe and convenient. Cremorne fits these criteria perfectly.

Located 22 minutes away from Sydney’s CBD, this suburb is far away enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. However, everything from restaurants to supermarkets can easily be found in the area. This family-friendly suburb not only has one of the lowest crime rates in Sydney, but it also has fantastic playgrounds and parks for the little ones to stretch their legs.

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