A suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, Petersham is located 6km’s south-west of the Sydney CBD and is known for its large Portugese community. Petersham is bordered by the suburbs of Leichhardt to the north, Stanmore to the east, Marrickville to the south and Lewisham to the west.
Petersham housing is predominantly made up of Terrace homes which range in size from very modest to very grand. Petersham also have some of the most impressive freestanding Victorian and Edwardian style homes which in recent years have increasingly been returned to their former glory. Petersham also offers small blocks of older style apartments (including Art Deco and converted Victorian manor homes) and a mixture of old and new as seen in the Eversleigh Estate which combines two immaculately restored historical buildings with luxury low rise apartments
A small row of shops line New Canterbury Road and extends down Audley Street towards the railway station. There are some Portugese businesses here including several Portugese restaurants, some of which are renowned for selling traditional styled flame-grilled chicken and cod dishes. Whilst being renowned for its Portugese flavour, Petersham also offers a variety of European and Asian restaurants.
Forr Street High School located on Parramatta Road, is the oldest selective school in NSW. Petersham Public School sits on Petersham and Lewisham borders. Taverners Hill Public School situated on Elswick Street is an infants only school with 60 students and recently published its own cook book! There is also Petersham College (TAFE).
The suburb is dotted with picturesque parks, Petersham Park being the most impressive. You’ll also find a great network of cycle-ways in Petersham and plenty of areas to park your bike. Locals enjoy access to wide range of sporting competitions run in the area.
With its location within easy reach of the Sydney CBD and offering excellent train and bus links, Petersham is an appealing suburb for both home owners and investors. The tree lined streets and friendly village along with the proximity to the nearby suburbs of Leichhardt and Newtown offer another dimension of restaurants and shopping options, also add to the attraction for owners and tenants.
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