What we love about Lilyfield

  • A suburb for all ages: retirees, families with children, young professionals
  • Village-type community with strong cultural diversity
  • Proximity to modern learning institutions

Here’s are some little fun facts about Lilyfield which you might not know:

  1. the suburb occupies a humble land area of 2.2 square kilometres hence easily overlooked, and
  2. it was formerly part of the suburb of Leichhardt

But for quite some time now, Lilyfield has been gaining traction on its own due to the gradual developments happening in the area. It’s now a residential dream come true for those who pay attention.

In this guide, we’ll point out some of the distinctive attributes of Lilyfield that might capture your interest into making this your new home.

Lifestyle in Lilyfield

In Lilyfield, you can expect an easy-going lifestyle shared with people of different backgrounds. You’ll have Italian and Greek neighbours, retirees, young and mature families, and singles. This diversity in households enhances day-to-day interactions and broadens every individual’s perspective towards the world.

Working-class roots

The Lilyfield lifestyle is largely influenced by the suburb’s surroundings, architecture, and even shops that still show some semblance of its working-class history. 

Mobility in Lilyfield

Because Lilyfield is a small suburb, it should go without saying that walking is a preferred option when going to shops, restaurants, and schools. If you might need anything from Leichhardt, it’s also just 20 minutes away.

Lilyfield Light Rail Stop (Photo: Gareth)
Lilyfield Light Rail Stop (Photo: Gareth)

That’s not to say that there aren’t options⁠—because there are many. It has its dedicated light rail station, and several bus services (Lines 445, 470, M52, 370) for travelling to the city or other suburbs. 

Cafes and Restaurants in Lilyfield

Norton Street is the place to be for a wide variety of cafe joints. Restaurants, on the other hand, are along Balmain Road and Darling Street

You’ll also find a couple of restaurants near the Orange Grove Public School, namely Twisted Thai and Chicken & Sons.

Twisted Thai (Photo: Facebook)
Twisted Thai (Photo: Facebook)
Chicken and Sons (Photo: Facebook)
Chicken and Sons (Photo: Facebook)

Activities in Lilyfield

Lilyfield is the perfect mythbuster to the long-held belief that there’s not much to do in a small town. We’ll happily introduce you to some of them in this list:

Take a short course in Writing NSW

Writing NSW is a non-profit organisation promoting writers’ education and support through its courses and community platform. You can pick up a new skill by joining a class for a small fee.

Shop at the Orange Grove Market every Saturday

Orange Grove Market (Photo: Facebook)
Orange Grove Market (Photo: Facebook)

Fresh produce and high quality products are easy to find in this weekly market. It’s open from 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays.

Get your muscles moving at the Waterfront Drive at Callan Park

Engage in sports or go for a run at this big public sporting facility. Good for kids, too!

Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (Photo: Facebook)
Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (Photo: Facebook)

Alternatively, you can also spend some time in the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre for a nice swim, yoga classes, and gym workouts. 

Cycle along the Bay Run

Tune up your bikes and experience the breathtaking scenery along this road that spans 5 suburbs. 

There are more parks and sights to see in Lilyfield, but this short list is enough proof that this suburb offers more than what meets the eye. 

The Bay Run (Photo: BayRun - Australia)
The Bay Run (Photo: BayRun – Australia)

If what you’re after is a suburb that offers convenience and variety, then we’re sure that Lilyfield would be a good option for you. It has the unique charm of a small town, but the benefits and comfort of a highly-developed neighbourhood.

If you’d like to find out more about Lilyfield from the Demographics of the neighbourhood, to the Properties that have sold and currently on the market, to the Amenities and Transport Options, check out our Area Profile of Lilyfield.

Also published on Medium.