Inner West in depth

Inner West is a great location to move to so close to the CBD never run out of things to do. The best things for families moving into the Inner West is the great public and private schools. 

There are local cafes, shopping, also public transport, trains, buses and light rail that takes you right to the CBD. There are always new apartments being built for you to move into such areas as Marrickville, Petersham, Dulwich Hill and Newtown.

The Inner west is known for its history, with many federation homes that are around the area. It is also home to the West Tigers NRL. The area has access to three top Universities Australian Catholic University, University of Sydney, and the University of Technology.

Newtown is known for being quirky, trendy and is home to a wide range of shop fronts and cafes, pubs, and restaurants. In fact Enmore Road and King Street combined have over 600 shop fronts. You can find many galleries that have a host of well established artists from traditional, contemporary and many more. Newtown is also host to a specialised performing arts high school. 

Ashfield is a highly multicultural centre, with a relatively high urban density for Australia with a great many apartment blocks. It is located 9 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD, there are many shops along Liverpool Road, as well as Ashfield Mall which contains supermarkets, and speciality shops. Ashfield is host to Carnival of Cultures a celebration of the area’s multiculturalism held every year since 1996.

Balmain is directly opposite Milson’s Point and is located on a small peninsula so is bordering the Sydney Harbour. Having access to the harbour allows transport by several ferry wharves which gives easy access to the central part of Sydney going to Circular Quay. As a result of gentrification the newer houses and modernising of the suburb have led to higher house prices. Although much of the suburb is heritage conservation area.  

Canterbury has residential developments from high density and detached housing . Commercial developments are along Canterbury Road with commercial offices. The current shopping area is near the railway station including the landmark Hotel Canterbury, as well as a shopping plaza with dining, a supermarket and a fitness centre. Canterbury also is host to Canterbury Park Racecourse. It also has some industrial establishments along cooks river. 

Homebush known for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, has now a small but robust population of over 6 thousand home to a multicultural population. The shops are located along Rochester Street, these are mostly in the process of rezoning, but many car sales yards continue to flourish.  

Concord is well served by Sydney Buses that keeps you connected it also has 2 rail road connections. The suburb is also host to a large number of parks 15 including Queen Elizabeth Park, Henley park and Concord Golf Course. It has a small shopping district including several cafes, and restaurants featuring outside dining. There is a wide range of shops from pharmacy, clothing, dentist, supermarkets, and Italian and Thai restaurants. 

Strathfield is dominated by apartments and high rise residential towers. Strathfield is home to a number of private schools. The railway at Strathfield moves a large number of people in and out of the suburb. Strathfield town centre houses most of the shops In the area, with restaurants, cafes and many other types of stores. 

Leichhardt is known for being Sydney’s “Little Italy” for its prominent population with Italian backgrounds. Leichhardt is very close to Sydney’s CBD and therefore is very expensive and is highly competitive housing market to get into. The suburb is host to a yearly festival called Italian Festa on Norton Street.