What we love about Kings Cross

  • Diversity of people
  • Convenient and accessible transportation
  • Generally fun lifestyle balanced with peaceful spaces 

Kings Cross, or “The Cross” for many, is a neighbourhood that balances elements of vibrance with peacefulness; productivity with a lifestyle of fun. Formerly a notorious red light district, it’s a neighbourhood that’s mellowed down without sacrificing the features that sets it apart from the rest. 

In this guide, we’ll show you some of the exciting features of living in Kings Cross, including passing that unmissable Coca Cola sign that welcomes you to The Cross.

Accessibility of Kings Cross

Kings Cross is located 2-kilometres east of the city, making it an optimal location for professionals. You can visit a lot of places on foot, but for travelling farther distances, the Kings Cross train station is your centre. It is where train lines that traverse the multiple parts of Sydney, and even Australia, pass through. 

Kings Cross railway station (Photo: Wpcpey)
Kings Cross railway station (Photo: Wpcpey)

Buses, taxis, and ride-hailing services are also available throughout the neighbourhood.

Diversity in Kings Cross

People often say, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” In this case, we say: don’t judge a neighbourhood by its reputation. While it may seem that this place is only popular among the young ones; those with on-the-go, active lifestyles, this neighbourhood is also home to retirees.

Moreover, it has a large population of LGBT+ individuals and couples. This shouldn’t come as a surprise due to the fact that parts of the beginnings of the Sydney Mardi Gras took place in Kings Cross. 

Pubs and Restaurants in Kings Cross

The beauty of living in Kings Cross is having access to the best places to wine, dine, and party in neighbouring suburbs. 

Along Victoria Street, a street that stretches to Darlinghurst, you’ll find plenty of restaurants including the Green Park Hotel, an iconic LGBT-friendly pub where people know how to have fun. 

Green Park Hotel (Photo: Facebook)
Green Park Hotel (Photo: Facebook)

You’ll find more restaurants, pubs, and cafes suited to your taste along Kings Cross Road and Darlinghurst Road.

Shopping in Kings Cross

Now, more than ever, it’s important to have your essentials within reach. Kings Cross has its very own Kings Cross Centre, a shopping centre with a big Coles supermarket, juice bars, ATMs, other food and specialty shops.

Kings Cross Centre (Photo: kxcentre.com)
Kings Cross Centre (Photo: kxcentre.com)

It’s the one-stop shop of Kings Cross residents, which is a relief for those who have to balance home life with other obligations. 

Since Kings Cross is near the city, you can also take advantage of the big shopping centres like Westfield Sydney and MidCity Shopping Centre, which are just a bus ride away. 

Parks in Kings Cross

The perfect way to avoid getting overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of living so close to the city is to find places for sanctuary. In this aspect, parks are your best friend. 

El Alamein Memorial Fountain (Photo: Tony Hisgett)
El Alamein Memorial Fountain (Photo: Tony Hisgett)

In Kings Cross, you can check out Fitzroy Gardens, a beautiful park which is home to the historic El-Alamein Fountain. A visit to Fitzroy Gardens is as much a nature trip as it is an art trip. 

You can also check out Springfield Gardens and other parks in nearby neighbourhoods for variety. 

Coca-Cola billboard (Photo: Governor Macquarie)
Coca-Cola billboard (Photo: Governor Macquarie)

Kings Cross is a small neighbourhood, but it surely has range. It’s for people looking for a place to allow their adventurous and peace-loving sides coexist. 

To find out more about Kings Cross such as the Demographics, School Catchments, Recently Sold Properties, Property Listings etc., check out our Area Profile of Potts Point (yes, the area of Kings Cross officially falls under the neighbourhood/suburb of Potts Point).

Also published on Medium.