In the spotlight – 5 impressive real estate suburbs in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs
There is more to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney than beach life. On one side you have sun, sand, surf, and magnificent ocean views, while the other side is distinctly cosmopolitan. It’s the best of both worlds, but if beach life isn’t your thing, there are plenty of quiet leafy suburbs further inland providing easy access to the city, large spacious homes, and access to a plethora of cafes, restaurants, and bars.
If you’re looking to put down some roots in the eastern suburbs here are a few of the top-rated suburbs to consider. (source: Domain).
1. Elizabeth Bay
Elizabeth Bay is right on the city’s doorstep at just 2kms from the CBD. It’s a beautiful location featuring elegant architectural designs and magnificent harbour views. If you’re aiming for a house and yard you may need to look elsewhere, as freestanding homes around Elizabeth Bay are as rare as hens’ teeth.
Elizabeth Bay is a high-density area, so apartment blocks are the order of the day, with most of them built between the 1920s and 1940s. Public transport via train and bus is excellent, but traffic congestion is high.
2. Rushcutters Bay
Rushcutters Bay is another small harbour side suburb providing quick access to the city and is rated highly for public transport via buses trains and ferries, jobs, and telecommunications.
It’s high density living at its finest with modern apartment blocks standing side-by-side with classic designs from the 1920s and 1930s. Leave the car at home, as most amenities are within walking distance from your door, including Rushcutters Bay Park, which traces a picturesque bath around the bay.
Rushcutters Bay scores highly in just about every area but is let down a little by a slightly higher crime rate. Like Elizabeth Bay, traffic congestion remains as the least well-liked problem.
You will find a wide range of property styles lining the leafy streets of Woollahra, from sandstone cottages and early 20th century mansions to refined terraced housing, and ornately manicured gardens.
Woollahra is a refined cultural hub that is home to fine dining, luxurious boutiques, and exotic coffees.
Over the last decade, Woolloomooloo has experienced massive gentrification, transforming the former working-class suburb into a cultural icon with several celebrities now calling the well-to-do suburb home.
Modern apartments line the harbour, and restaurants crowd the harbourside landscape. Residents of Woolloomooloo love the tree-lined streets, access to employment, shopping, and public transport, but feel a little let down by the above average crime rate and traffic congestion.
Residents of Edgecliff don’t have much of anything wrong to say about the area. It’s got culture, education, beaches, and transport sorted, and an accessible train station. If you look long enough, you will even find a few spots providing excellent views of the harbour. At 3km from the CBD, Edgecliff provides a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or easy access to it if that’s your thing.
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