Camperdown is conveniently located 3.5km southwest of the CBD in Sydney’s Inner West. It is easily accessible by frequent bus services along Parramatta and Salisbury Roads. Alternatively, Redfern station is a quick 10 minute walk from the University of Sydney or it’s a leisurely 30 minute stroll to Town Hall station in the CBD.
Terrace houses are common type of house in Camperdown. Due to Camperdown’s position next to the university, apartments are also popular and are quickly growing in number. As the area is now almost fully gentrified, many of the old warehouses have already been converted into apartments. Several larger projects such as City Quarter (on the site of the former Royal Alexandra Hospital) have now been completed and offer all the modern amenities young professionals seek. Many of these modern apartments also have panoramic district views.
There are numerous reasons Camperdown properties are hotly contested by owner occupiers and investors alike. There are several reasons for this. The University of Sydney and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (the largest hospital in the Sydney Local Health District) employ thousands of people, which means there is a consistent demand for property by both owner occupiers and renters. Residents can access the area via light rail, heavy rail and buses, or alternatively they can even walk to the CBD and Darling Harbour. There are also numerous amenities in Camperdown including cafés, shops and recreational facilities as discussed below.
Camperdown residents can choose from a wide range of cafés, restaurants, pubs and boutique shops, particularly along Parramatta Road, Missenden Road and Fowler Lane. There are also many more within easy walking distance, for example on King Street in Newtown, Glebe Point Road in Glebe, Enmore Road in Enmore, Chinatown in Haymarket and Booth Street in Annandale. Smaller grocery stores can be found along King Street while those looking to do a larger shop can visit Woolworths in Erskineville, Coles in Leichhardt or Harris Farm at Broadway. In addition, Glebe Markets take place every Saturday on Glebe Point Road.
Camperdown locals have plenty of entertainment options too, especially if you like movies or theatre. Broadway has Hoyts cinema which shows all the blockbusters with the latest cinema technology while the historic Palace Cinema in Norton Street also shows arthouse and foreign films. The Enmore Theatre regularly hosts bands and stand-up comedians whilst The Seymore Centre hosts theatre shows and performances such as ballet. Victoria Park a relaxing spot to relax with the family and has a playground for the kids if they need to burn off some energy.
Camperdown Park is an expansive area in central Camperdown that includes a sports ground (home to the Petersham Rugby Union Club), tennis and basketball courts, toilets, a playground and a rotunda. O’Dea Reserve also has a playground as well as a public barbeque and sheltered picnic area. Camperdown Memorial Rest Park is on the border of Camperdown in Newtown and includes another playground with shade. The latter two are also designated off-leash dog areas and part of Camperdown Park is also being trialled as an off-leash area. The University of Sydney also has many ovals and over 40 sporting clubs that are open to the public. Victoria Park Pool in the eastern corner of Camperdown boasts an outdoor 50m pool as well as a fitness centre, function room, crèche and café. In addition, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) is the largest hospital in the Sydney Local Health District.
Bridge Road School is the local government school, which caters for Kindergarten to Year 4 students with mental health disabilities. Newington College in Stanmore has places for boys from kindergarten to year 12 and has boarding facilities and St Scholastica’s College in Glebe takes enrolments for secondary girls and also has boarding facilities. The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School (AGPS) for co-ed secondary students is also in Glebe and The Athena School in Newtown caters for co-ed students from kindergarten to year 10. Other schools in the area include Alexandria Park Community School in Alexandria, Christian Brothers School, Eileen O’Connor Catholic College and The John Berne School in Lewisham, Fort Street High School in Petersham, Newtown High School of Performing Arts and Sydney Secondary College with campuses in Glebe and Leichhardt. The University of Sydney takes up a large part of Camperdown with its main campus and on-campus colleges.
The median house price in Camperdown is $1,387,000, which is up 16.9% on 12 months ago. For this price you can buy a 2-3 bed semi-detached house in need of a full renovation on around 130sqm of land. The median unit price is currently sitting $810,000, which will buy you a modern one bedroom apartment and a secure car space with a courtyard or district views.
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