What are the best suburbs in Sydney?

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We all have an opinion on what makes up the most outstanding suburbs in Sydney. It could be great nightlife with bars and restaurants – or perhaps a good area to raise a family with a good high school and neighbourhood. It could be it’s just the least expensive suburb to buy a property in Sydney right now!

So if you’re new to Sydney, what are the greatest suburbs in Sydney which stand out to you? Towns you’d really like to live in? Let’s help everyone with where to live.

Everyone’s got differing tastes – be it Balmain or Surry Hills… what is Sydney’s best suburb and why?

16 COMMENTS

  1. Darling Point, Edgecliff & Double Bay.
    Close to the city without being right in the CBD. Accessible to most of the eastern suburbs. Public transport is excellent. Multiple parks within walking distance.

  2. Love our area, because the electricity, gas and rates only went up 18% unlike a lot of others. I feel privileged to be existing rather than on the bread line. I love going down to the local cafe and for walks on the beach with my kids, basically its all that we can afford. thank you.

  3. Redfern is the place to be, the Mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs are based here & the new Souths on Chalmers Club has opened up for business – Cold Beer & Great Food what more could you want?

  4. Any suburb in the Lower North Shore and Upper North Shore is highly regarded by me.

    Otherwise:
    Point Piper has to be on the list
    Paddington, from personal preference
    Watsons Bay
    Double Bay
    Annandale
    Palm Beach
    Dural, for acreages
    Kangaroo Point would probably represent the south

  5. MAROUBRA

    Well We’ve been here for just over 10 years, the beach us great in summer we’re close to Eastgardens and only 15 minute drive to the city.

  6. Balmain/Birchgrove for the inner west/inner city. Kirribilli for the lower northshore. Cheltenham/Beecroft for upper northshore. Darlinghurst for the inner east. Dural for the Hills. Woollahra for the East.
    Never really been to the SWest or outer West.

  7. The ponds.Just moved here.So quiet.People are friendy.Not even close to being fully developed.Still only 40 mins from the city.

  8. Walsh Bay! Water front, super short distance to everything and a fabulous neighborhood with the best restaurants and genuine old rocks pub’s

  9. Cronulla of Cause, what more do you want, Many Beaches, Bays, Hop on the train to & from town on the upgraded service, Plenty of coffee and mall action, Many cloths shops, Sailing, Surf Clubs, plenty of walking area, close to large shopping centres, Northies Pub or the RSL near the beach. Close enough but far enough from the big town. Sports ground all round and gulf courses.

  10. Camden!!!
    It’s a beautiful place, country living, close enough to Campbelltown shopping malls but far enough away so it’s peaceful and it’s a nice area for children to grow up as there are no silly/stupid people like campbelltown and surrounds!

  11. Lilyfield, Annandale side:
    Tram at the doorstep straight to fish markets. Bus to city in 20 mins. Drive off peak in 5. Ride bike in 12 mins. Wide treelined streets. Enough shops to get by. Close to Broadway, Glebe, Newtown, Leichhardt. Heaps of eats to choose from. Walk to Leichhardt oval to watch tigers go round. Orange Grove markets. The Annandale Pub. Harold Park for comedy. Bunnings 5 mins away in Ashfield. Awesome mix of people. Not snobish, not rough, just right. Good schools. Leichhardt Bowlo for bare foot. Ramsey and Rimas shop. Catherine Street Cafe. Colour Lounge. North Annandale Pub to watch footy. Crust Pizza yum and last but not least Gallery Cafe. All good.

  12. I am a big fan of being able to walk down the corner and have a awesome breakfast in a swanky cafe followed by a stroll through a fresh food market and finish it off with a view of the water. Love Balmain and surrounds.

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