the east east sydney through to double bay
With Centennial and Moore Parks on one side and the vitality of the CBD on the other, the Inner East communities are diverse and distinctive. Many short-term renters and long-time residents enjoy the multicultural flavour and happening vibe of Sydney’s Inner East. Whether you’re after a quick meal or a midnight cocktail, the lively inner East is ready and able to please.
Surry Hills is where old Sydney meets new urban chic. Steady transformation of the area over the past decade has seen the addition of contemporary apartments to the existing historic terraces lining the quaint 19th century streetscapes. Conversion from a fast, one-way main street to a village main street slowed the pace of the area and made it popular with professional couples, families and baby boomers. Converted warehouses and terraces provide professional offices with a funky alternative to traditional CBD office space. The area has blossomed into a hub for new media, design and professional services with the traditional rag trade now conducting more wholesale business in the area rather than manufacturing. Offering an eclectic variety of cuisine that reflects the area’s rich history of multicultural communities – including Greek, Lebanese, Portuguese and Italian – Surry Hills hosts several world-class restaurants, making it a popular destination for international foodies. This thriving creative quarter also offers a wonderful array of vintage stores, pubs, cafes and local bakeries.
Bordered by four of inner Sydney’s major thoroughfares – Oxford Street, William Street, College Street and Forbes Street – East Sydney takes aspects of its unique character from each. This vibrant largely residential neighbourhood has retained much of its historic architecture and gained new contemporary apartments and funky urban warehouse conversions.
Whilst Darlinghurst has slowly transformed into an urbane inner City residential area with an exciting hub of trendy cafes, restaurants and bars stretching down thriving Darlinghurst Road and the National Art School adding a youthful and creative edge to the area, it has retained many grand early sandstone terraces. South Darlinghurst, known for its creative bohemian edge, has flourished into a tolerant inner city gay and lesbian village with residents enjoying the cinemas, late-night bookshops, cheap eats, quirky cafes and colourful bars that line vibrant Oxford Street.
Perched on the edge of the CBD and harbour, Woolloomooloo has retained many rows of beautifully restored 19th century workers cottages and terraces, and a charming village feel. Down by the water the luxury apartments and stylish restaurants of The Finger Wharf are the focal point of Woolloomooloo. Residents value the convenience of being able to walk to the City, the harbour and to work.
At the heart of the Inner East is the chameleon that is Kings Cross. At night, when the strip clubs of Darlinghurst Road swing into action, the vibe is raw and edgy, but by day it retains the charm of its bohemian past, with gracious tree-lined streets and pretty sidewalk cafes. Once infamous as Sydney’s seedy underbelly, ‘The Cross’ has sharpened up and now caters for all tastes. With an international reputation as one of Australia’s most exciting entertainment precincts, overseas travellers converge with party-hard Sydneysiders at the cutting-edge clubs in Kings Cross while trendy urbanites keen to be ‘seen’ flock to the many flash eateries and exclusive watering holes to partake in the popular local pastime of people watching.
One of Sydney’s classiest and most popular inner City neighbourhoods, densely populated Potts Point is often described as a “mini Manhattan”. Leafy Macleay Street boasts a wealth of designer shops, specialty providores, and superb cafes and restaurants. The area’s rich history is reflected in the grand heritage houses.
elizabeth bay and rushcutters bay
The upscale suburbs of Elizabeth Bay and Rushcutters Bay are synonymous with that much-desired Sydney commodity: water views. Elizabeth Bay boasts stunning art deco architecture, Victorian mansions, peaceful parks and charming stone stairways leading to lively Macleay Street. With its lovely harbour foreshore, beautifully maintained sporting fields and playgrounds, majestic trees and spacious parks, Rushcutters Bay is a popular gathering place for all residents of the inner East.
One of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs, Double Bay is an elegant European-style village where stylish cafes line the leafy streets and a stroll down the elegant laneways reveals intimate boutiques offering designer clothing, high-end jewellery and upscale homewares. A favourite playground of Sydney society, residents and visitors alike enjoy the area’s harbour pools, extensive parks and luxurious pampering sessions at prestigious day spas. Just minutes from the Sydney CBD by ferry, Double Bay boasts impressive residential homes (housing Sydney’s rich and famous) with grand architecture and manicured lawns, some of Sydney’s most respected schools clustered nearby and excellent public transport links, Double Bay is a luxurious and supremely desirable waterfront suburb that many of the most successful and fortunate Sydneysiders call home.
Boasting leafy backstreets lined with rows of splendid iron-lace-trimmed heritage terraces bedecked with beautiful flowers, Paddington is one of Sydney’s prettiest suburbs. Modern architecture, chic bars, trendy cafes and strip of stylish boutiques lining Oxford Street contribute to making Paddington a highly sought-after area to reside. Saturday’s Paddington Markets add a bohemian vibe to the area, as do the local galleries and arthouse cinemas. Especially vibrant on weekends, nearby Centennial Park is abuzz with joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists. The nearby Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park is one of Sydney’s premier leisure playgrounds. It draws large crowds of inner city residents who come to stock up at the farmers market, catch a movie or enjoy a bite to eat. There are also five nearby horse riding schools offering park rides and riding lessons for beginners.
please find below some of the developments in which we specialise in….
Rockwall Gardens – 1A Tusculum Street, Potts Point, Pomeroy Apartments – 14 Macleay Street, Potts point, Macleay Gardens – 8 Macleay Street, Potts Point, The Rex – 560 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Rockwall Apartments – 7 Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point, Manhatten – 8 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, Ikon – 81 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Retford Hall – 21, 23 Thornton St, Darling point, Horizon Apartments – 184 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, Republic – 46-50 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, The Hampton – 9-15 Bayswater Road, Darlinghurst, Monument Apartments – 20 Pelican St, Surry Hills, Altair Apartments – 3 Kings Cross Rd, Darlinghurst, The Elan – 1 King Cross Road, Darlinghurst, The Residence – 18 College Street, Darlinghurst, Lumina – 1-15 Francis Street, Darlinghurst, Dominion – 299 Forbes St, Darlinghurst, Zenith – 82 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, Gazebo – 2 & 2a Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Marquis – 200 William Street, Woolloomooloo, Paramount – 60 William Street, Woolloomooloo, Crown Gardens – 63 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo, Eto – 88 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo, Woolloomooloo Wharf – 6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Park Lane Towers – 1 Boomerang St, Woolloomooloo, Kincoppal – Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay, Francis Hall – 16 Kings Cross Rd, Darlinghurst, The Villard – Potts Point, The Madison – 28 Pelican Street, Surry Hills, Domain Apartments – 22 Sir John Young Cres, Woolloomooloo, Top of the Town – 227 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, East Exchange – 320 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, Valentino’s – 227 Crown Street, Surry Hills.
suburb profile guide
Living in the inner city offers a fabulous lifestyle with so much variety. Aside from fantastic shopping, you can eat out at award-winning restaurants, catch a show at one of the many grand theatres, visit an art gallery or enjoy some of the many lush green spaces with leafy avenues, manicured lawns, serene gardens and spectacular views.
The choice is yours – and it’s all on your doorstep.