The Inner West is a melting pot of cultures and provides some of the most interesting gems Sydney has to offer. And by gems I mean people, food, housing and that
The region consists of approximately 54 suburbs from Glebe across to Homebush and down to Tempe. As it covers such a large area, there is also tremendous diversity between suburbs within the Inner West as some continue to undergo gentrification and have plans for high rise apartments while others maintain their heritage listed properties and local village shops. There is certainly no shortage of variety for home buyers in the Inner West.
The Inner West property market is often hotly contested and records the highest auction clearance rates in Sydney as real estate investors and home buyers compete against each other. Key to its appeal is its proximity to the CBD, relative affordability compared to the Eastern Suburbs, walkability and café culture and
The median house price in Sydney’s Inner West grew 12.3% to $1.442 million in 2015 according to APM,
Apartments range from charming boutique Art Deco blocks and converted mansions to modern complexes and high rises with amenities such as pools, gyms, theatres and convenience stores at your doorstep. Apartments are often chosen over houses as they offer a relatively affordable entry point (although they have increased in price considerably over the past few years in this region) and proximity to shops and public transport. Two bedroom apartments sell for around $700,000 in Ashfield while apartments in modern complexes and sought-after converted warehouses in Camperdown sell for upwards of $1 million.
House price growth in the Inner West in 2016 is likely to decrease to around 5% as the real estate market
One of the main reasons real estate in the Inner West is so popular is the proximity of houses and apartments to transport links to the Sydney CBD.
The region is serviced by light rail, multiple heavy rail lines and bus routes that criss-cross the area. The light rail line extends from Dulwich Hill to Central Station and will be extended to Kingsford, Randwick
Heavy rail lines include the Bankstown and Inner West lines. The Bankstown line will be converted for Sydney Metro by 2024, which will offer fully automated trains every four minutes in peak hour.
Stage 1 of West Connex will be completed by 2019, which will begin the process of rejuvenation for Parramatta Road. As traffic is redirected into the new tunnels, cafés with outdoor dining will spring up, making the area even more vibrant.
The Inner West is known for its broad array of restaurants and trendy cafés with environmentally and
Many of the original pubs in the area still operate, however some have been substantially renovated internally and serve restaurant quality food to keep up with the times.
Another key element that draws people to
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Many of Sydney’s top public and private schools are located in the Inner West. Some notable ones include Fort Street High School, PLC, Meriden School, MLC, International Grammar School, Santa Sabina College, Newington College, St
The wide range of quality schools means that buying property in the Inner West is a smart move for real estate investors and convenient for owners with families.
The University of Sydney in Camperdown was ranked number two in Australia by the Australian Research Council and the University of Technology Sydney in Ultimo was ranked number 1 in Australia for Universities under 50 years old.
Most properties in the Inner West are positioned within walking distance of shops and transport and there are numerous sporting ovals, gyms and fitness
Much of the Inner West fronts on to Sydney Harbour and there are many waterfront walking trails and parks to enjoy. In particular, the ‘Bay Run’ around Iron Cove and the extensive green space around Concord are popular with locals. Other large parks include Victoria Park (including Victoria Park Pool) in Camperdown and the 40
Water sports are popular in summer and there are several sailing clubs where you can hire a yacht or kayak for the afternoon. Meanwhile, the Palace Theatre in Norton Street is popular on more dreary days.
Buying a home in the Inner West offers a varied experience depending on where you are positioned, but generally appeals to those seeking property within walking distance from shops and cafes. There is a nice variety of property for sale and the area caters for everyone from families to investors. Our
If you’re looking for real estate in the Inner West region it’s worth taking the time to familiarise yourself with the various suburbs before you settle on a particular property, as the areas each have a different personality.
The Inner West contains six major council areas: Canada Bay, Ashfield, Burwood, Strathfield, Leichhardt
With many suburbs adjacent to the Parramatta River, there are
These suburbs contain charming historic homes, semis, bungalows, houses, and
This area contains a wonderful mix of different ethnic groups creating the multi-cultural hub of the inner west. Families, professionals and single households all commune in these suburbs and are spoilt for choice with food outlets. There are also a variety of property options available for sale and to rent.
The Ashfield area contains a wide mix of housing styles from the Victorian era through to contemporary apartments.
The Burwood area provides a fabulous mix of cafes and restaurants, bustling commercial street businesses, historical houses
Strathfield contains some stately mansions for sale in amongst older or renovated Californian bungalows, while closer to the station there are more modern homes and apartments springing up.
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