Edgecliff is a small suburb located approximately 3 kilometres south-east of the CBD. It is within Sydney’s eastern suburbs and the local government area of Woollahra. The suburb is situated on the eastern suburbs train line and is also serviced by buses to the city and Sydney’s southern beaches.
Apartments make up 70% of the dwellings in Edgecliff, while freestanding houses make up only 2% and semi-detached houses make up a further 13%. A number of Victorian terraces and worker’s cottages have been retained and renovated whilst there is a mix of pre-World War II and modern luxury apartments.
Apartments are more concentrated around the train line, New South Head Road and Edgecliff Road. The most prestige houses in the suburb are located on Albert Street which is sheltered from the noise of the main road yet close to the train station and shops.
A wide variety of shops are clustered along New South Head Road and near the train station. Among the shops are Aldi supermarket and several popular restaurants and cafés such as Makizo and French Press organic café. Eastpoint Food Fair on New South Head Road contains Coles supermarket as well as fruit and vegetable shops and speciality stores.
Surrounding suburbs such as Darling Point, Double Bay and Paddington offer the full gamut of shopping from exclusive brand name stores to the nick-nacks on offer at the popular Paddington Markets. A wide range of quality restaurants are also available.
Edgecliff is home to Ascham School which is a reputable independent primary and secondary boarding school for girls. Other nearby independent schools include St Vincent’s College in Potts Point, Reddam House in Woollahra, SCEGGS and Sydney Grammar School in Darlinghurst and Cranbrook and Scots in Bellevue Hill. Sydney Girls High School and Sydney Boys High School are both reputable public schools in Surry Hills and a number of public primary schools are also within easy reach.
Edgecliff borders the extensive Trumber Park in Paddington which includes an oval, the Palms Tennis Centre and Paddington Bowling Club. Rushcutters Bay Park in Rushcutters Bay and Darling Point includes another oval and tennis centre. Running trails along the waterfront in Darling Point and through Centennial Park are also easy options. While you’re in the area, have a round at the Moore Park Golf Course or practice your swing at the driving range. If you prefer to pump iron instead, Anytime Fitness and Regenesis Fitness in Edgecliff will take care of you.
Charming Victorian terraces in a central eastern suburbs location with good transport and easy access to the city, beach and the harbour. There is also a plethora of nearby shops, restaurants and recreational opportunities in surrounding suburbs.
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