Haberfield is a leafy, waterfront suburb in the Inner West of Sydney (7km west of the CBD). It has excellent access to the CBD via light rail or buses along Parramatta Road, although these services can be busy during peak times (particularly the former). Summer Hill station provides another option for residents near the southern end of the suburb. A new train line (‘Sydney Metro West’) has also been proposed that will run from the CBD to Parramatta with stops in the Bay area and possibly Five Dock. WestConnex is also finally making visible progress and Haberfield will benefit greatly from this massive infrastructure project. Due to its central location, access to the CBD, Parramatta, Sydney Airport, South West Sydney and the North Shore will be a cinch once complete.
Stunning period homes with picket fences and gardens to match in tree lined streets are standard fare in Haberfield. While many are heritage listed, most have been brought up to date internally to meed modern family preferences. Because many houses are freestanding, they also sit on larger than average block sizes for the Inner West and often have a lovely rear yard for the kids rather than having to go down to the local park (although that is certainly a possibility as well with multiple options on offer!).
Haberfield is known for its Italian cuisine at its small but charming village on the corner of Ramsay and Dalhousie Streets. Several restaurants and cafés are highly rated and swell with visitors from surrounding areas on the weekend. There is also an IGA supermarket, delicatessen, pharmacy, butcher, bakery (and even a fresh pasta manufacturer!) so all your basic shopping needs are taken care of locally. Further restaurant and shopping options can be found in neighbouring Leichhardt (including Woolworths and Aldi at MarketPlace Leichhardt).
One of the most desirable aspects of Haberfield is its access to the highly regarded Haberfield Public School. Other local options include De La Salle College (Boys), Domremy College (girls), Trinity Grammar, Rosebank College and St Columba’s Catholic Primary School (Leichhardt).
Haberfield’s very fortunate position provides direct access to Sydney Harbour and the popular ‘Bay Run’ path via Richard Murden Reserve and Hawthorne Canal Reserve (the latter of which has free tennis courts and dogs can run off their leash in permitted areas). Haberfield Tennis centre provides another option if you would like to play competitively. Ashfield, Robson and Timbrell Parks provide yet more options for having a picnic or relaxing (the latter two are positioned on the waterfront).
Due to the lack of turnover in the suburb and its access to highly desirable schools, Haberfield is always in demand from investors, prospective tenants and home buyers. The vacancy rate is healthy at around 2% and capital growth has historically been quite strong at 6.2% over the last 10 years, although it has slowed over the past year (along with the rest of Sydney) to around 2%.
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