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Location and Transport Links

Birchgrove is a small waterfront suburb just 3 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. Busses travel directly to the CBD in around 12 minutes. Sydney ferries also travel from Birchgrove Wharf west to Parramatta and east to Manly and Watsons Bay via Circular Quay.

Property types

Birchgrove properties mainly comprise Victorian homes including terraces and freestanding sandstone cottages. There are also a handful of newer developments including waterfront townhouses. Its origins as a blue collar area in the late 19th century explains the small nature of housing in the area, there are numerous single bedroom semi’s and cottages originally built to house the workforce which are now highly desirable by home renovators looking for something with old world character, to which they can add modern day convenience.

Shops and Restaurants

The local shops are gathered around the intersection of Rowntree and Cameron Streets and include a corner store, a café and the historic Sir William Wallace Hotel. Trendy Darling Street in Balmain is only a shortly walk away and has a wide selection of cafés, restaurants and shops

Schools and Educational Facilities

The local primary school is Birchgrove Public School. Nearby secondary schools include Marist Sisters’ College (for girls) in Woolwich, Hunters Hill High School and St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill and Sydney Secondary College in Rozelle.

Recreation and other Amenities

Waterfront or water activities are popular in Birchgrove given its enviable harbour front position. Birchgrove Tennis Club and Dawn Fraser Baths are both on the waterfront and have fantastic water views. Balmain Sailing Club is just around the corner and offers sailing courses and hosts regular racing events. Multiple parks are on the waterfront and provide picturesque places to have a barbeque and wind down. Around the sporting ground in Birchgrove Park is also a designated off-leash dog area. The ‘Bay Run’ is also popular with locals and loops around Iron Cove.

Why people live in Birchgrove?

Harbour views, peaceful neighbourhood within walking distance trendy Darling Street boutiques and cafés and easy commutes to the CBD.

Buyers’ Agent for Birchgrove

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