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The Eastern Suburbs are located to the east of Sydney’s CBD and extend from Woolloomooloo over to the beaches and down to La Perouse. The eastern suburbs contain the most
Major attractions of the eastern suburbs include the world famous beaches including Bondi Beach, the 360 hectare Centennial Parklands, the Royal Botanic Gardens, numerous art galleries,
The Eastern Suburbs train line runs from the city to Bondi Junction, with bus connections from there to surrounding areas including Bondi Beach. Ferries also service suburbs fronting Sydney Harbour with stops at Potts Point, Darling Point, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Watsons Bay. Buses service the remainder of the Eastern Suburbs and have frequent and rapid services to the CBD via dedicated bus lanes on main transport spines such as Anzac Parade. Light rail will also connect Kingsford and Randwick to Circular Quay and Central Station via Surry Hills by the end of 2017. These add an additional layer of convenience to properties in the eastern suburbs.
Many people prefer to drive from home to the city though, which is made easier due to the cross-city tunnel and the M1 freeway which links to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and tunnel.
The Eastern Suburbs is known for its shopping, and visitors come from around the world to buy and shop here. As mentioned above, Double Bay is the go to place for boutiques and high end goods, while Everleigh and Paddington markets are more suited to handmade goods and knickknacks. Westfield Bondi Junction is the third largest shopping centre in Australia by number of stores (499). These are just a stone’s throw away for home owners in the area.
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Many of Sydney’s most prestigious schools are located in the Eastern Suburbs including SCEGGS, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney Boys, Sydney Girls, Kambala, Ascham, Moriah College, Kincoppal, Reddam House, Cranbrook and The Scots College.
The University of New South Wales is located in Kensington and was recently ranked in the top 5 Australian universities by the Australian Research Council. The University of Sydney is also within easy reach via bus.
These well regarded schools and universities ensure that the area is always demand by families and students, which is good news for both capital and property rental prices.
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Other notable parks include the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands, the latter of which offers many recreational activities including walking, running, cycling, skating, picnics and barbeques, playing in the playgrounds, field, track and court sports, golf and horse riding. The Parklands also houses major sports grounds and entertainment centres such as Allianz Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground and Moore Park Showground. The Entertainment Quarter includes more event spaces including Hordern Pavilion and has additional entertainment options such as Hoyts movie theatre, ten pin bowling and an ice skating rink in winter. In summer, Centennial Park is home to an outdoor cinema. Bondi and Mrs Macquarie’s Point also have seasonal outdoor cinemas.
Major public swimming pools include Prince Alfred Park Public Pool in Surry Hills, Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Pool, which has a stunning waterfront location looking over Woolloomooloo Bay and Cook and Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre on the edge of the CBD near Hyde Park, which houses multiple pools as well as a fitness centre and a sports court.
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If you’re looking for real estate for sale in the Eastern Suburbs region it’s worth taking the time to familiarise yourself with the various suburbs as they each have different personalities.
The Eastern Suburbs contains four council areas: Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and Botany Bay.
Woollahra Municipal Council area includes the suburbs of:
These suburbs contain some of the most prestigious and expensive real estate in Sydney and Australia. With gun barrel views of the harbour and iconic Opera house, properties are tightly held and keenly sought after. The suburbs have an air of sophistication and elegance and each area has a unique class of its own.
Randwick City Council includes the suburbs of:
These suburbs are famous for Centennial Park, the Randwick Racecourse and the beautiful beaches at Coogee, Clovelly and Maroubra. A large student population surrounds the University of NSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital is major hub of employment in the local area. These suburbs provide a wonderful array of lifestyle opportunities close the beach and the city making it a highly sort after area to live and own real estate.
Waverley Municipal Council includes the suburbs of:
The Waverley area contains the world famous Bondi Beach with its eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants. The exclusive suburbs of Rose Bay and Vaucluse present a fine selection of high class properties from sprawling stately homes to older style apartments.
Botany Bay Council includes the suburbs of:
These suburbs are situated closer the industrial hub of Botany Bay. The world famous golf course at Eastlakes also borders the nearby Eastlakes Shopping centre.