ZETLAND At A Glance
No longer an up-and-coming suburb, Zetland has cemented its status as a vibrant inner-city hub. With a world-class shopping and dining precinct, brand new developments and quick access to the city, airport and parks, it’s one of the most well-connected suburbs in all of Sydney. With its leafy streets, Zetland is a real community with a neighbourly spirit that makes it feel like home.
The green spaces, leafy streets and easy access to the airport and city.
One of the most easily accessible suburbs, simply bike into the CBD or ride on one of the express buses or from Green Square Station.
The area was a swamp in the early twentieth century before being drained to create the Victoria Park racecourse.
Once Sydney’s industrial heartland, Zetland these days is an inner-city hub that offers top-notch shopping, dining, entertainment and transport. This is where the beauty of the suburb – Zetland is a stone’s throw from the city centre, airport and coastline. It’s so modern, shiny and new, that locals don’t really need to leave. Everything they need and want is right there – shops, artisan stores, markets, restaurants, cafés, cycleways and cultural destinations like the amBUSH gallery.
The facilities, along with the melting pot of singles, couples and families, make Zetland a tight-knit community that locals love being a part of. On the weekends, residents enjoy being out and about, wandering through the Joynton Park markets and East Village, soaking up the sunshine at the dog-friendly parks, and checking out shops and galleries. When it’s time to wind down, they head to restaurants or grab a drink at one of the area’s charming pubs and chic bars.
Here, there's no need for a car. Zetland is one of the most easily accessible suburbs in Sydney. Trains run regularly from Green Square Railway Station, and express bus services cater to commuters. For cyclists, the council’s new Green Square-Central Cycleway is an efficient (and scenic) way to get around.
Though there’s always something happening, the parks and quiet, leafy streets make Zetland a peaceful escape from the daily grind. Heritage terrace houses add a certain charm to the suburb while the new apartments show how far it’s come, and residents lap up the lifestyle it has to offer.
With its mod cons, beautiful parks, and inner-city location, Zetland is the perfect retreat for professionals and they’re splashing their cash on apartments and terraces around the area. There’s a good mix of singles, students, young couples and older couples, which adds to the hub’s vibrancy and diversity. More and more families are moving in, taking advantage of Zetland’s proximity to just about everything and strengthening the community vibe the suburb is becoming famous for.
Taking pointers from New York’s Chelsea Market, East Village has supermarkets, health clubs, medical centres, restaurants and artisan stores all under one (very modern) roof. Locals don’t know how they ever lived without the marketplace – everything they need and want is at their fingertips, and there’s always something going on.
JOYNTON PARK MARKET
Every Saturday, residents and their furry friends make their way to Joynton Park for the weekly markets. Along with fresh flowers and delicious food, there are stalls selling artworks, candles, soaps, jewellery, clothing, homewares and leather goods. The markets support local businesses, and live music adds to the ambience.
Thanks to the Green Square project, the East Village precinct and new developments, Zetland’s property market is going from strength to strength. In recent years, slick apartment complexes have been popping up all over the suburb, breathing life and energy into streets like Victoria Park Parade. Their modern amenities and proximity to the city make them a very attractive option for professionals, and they’re in high demand despite their lofty price tags. Zetland is also home to beautiful terrace houses, many of which boast high ceilings – Tilford Street is lined with them.