INNER CITY

A cluster of offbeat, trendy and eclectic neighbourhoods border Sydney’s CBD. The site of the first European settlement in Australia, heritage-listed buildings abound. Rich in culture and history, these parts of Sydney have undergone a transformation. At every turn, modern architecture blends with older-style buildings, creating striking contrasts. These suburbs are home to premiere educational and medical facilities, high-end fashion and designer stores housed in converted warehouses and Victorian terraces, and a vibrant dining and café culture. On Sydney Harbour, wharves that still boast original structures have been converted into multi-purpose spaces. You’ll find commercial businesses, boutique apartments, fine dining, intimate cafés and performing arts centres.

ALEXANDRIA

With a blend of working-class ethos and a burgeoning creative scene, Alexandria is fast becoming a dynamic and vibrant neighbourhood with an intrig...

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CHIPPENDALE

No longer content to be sitting on the sidelines, Chippendale has been busy redefining itself as a creative arts precinct with working-class roots ...

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DARLINGHURST

Once a slum and red light district, Darlinghurst has emerged as one of Sydney’s most sought-after postcodes

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HAYMARKET

A vibrant hub on the southern end of the city, Haymarket is fun to visit, but even better to live in

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MILLERS POINT / WALSH BAY

Steeped in Indigenous, colonial and maritime history, Millers Point and Walsh Bay are vibrant cultural hubs that are renowned for being the epicent...

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PYRMONT

Transcending its industrial and working-class heritage, Pyrmont has become an affluent waterfront locale that Sydneysiders and tourists alike gravi...

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REDFERN

A pocket of Sydney that was once notorious for its underbelly activities, Redfern has more recently been turning heads for other reasons

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ROSEBERY

With deep roots in industry Rosebery has a strong working class ethos

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SURRY HILLS

Surry Hills is famous for its thriving creative scene, high-density population and small-business community

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SYDNEY CBD

Sydney is defined by its incredible harbour, everchanging skyline and a dining scene that keeps out doing itself

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THE ROCKS & CIRCULAR QUAY

Sydney’s most iconic tourist precinct blends the city’s humble beginnings with a modern and continuously changing skyline

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ULTIMO

An enclave of higher learning and entrepreneurial start-ups, Ultimo, once a slum area, has come into its own as Sydney’s premier educational corridor

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WATERLOO

Waterloo is an inner-city neighbourhood that’s full of juxtapositions

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WOOLLOOMOOLOO

Stylish yet unpretentious, Woolloomooloo is a harbourside suburb that's proud of its working past and renowned for its focus on the arts and a thri...

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ZETLAND

No longer an up-and-coming suburb, Zetland has cemented its status as a vibrant inner-city hub

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