ANNANDALE

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Nostalgic wide streets, century old mansions, heritage homes and shopkeepers who greet you by name; Annandale is a highly sought-after enclave that has an old school charm to it. Despite its quiet nature, Annandale has had its time in the spotlight – once the epicentre of Sydney’s indie rock scene, Annandale has retreated back into its charming village atmosphere.

Lifestyle

Much quieter than neighbouring Glebe and Leichhardt, Annandale has a nostalgic feel, with quiet leafy streets lined with century old mansions, heritage and family homes. 

Johnston Street, the main thoroughfare, is lined with historic buildings dating back to the 1800s. Boutique cafés and restaurants with a distinct European flavour form part of Annandale village, which flows down Booth Street.

Further north along Johnston street towards the Witches’ Houses, is the iconic grand home, The Abbey. Perched on the hillside, the privately-owned gothic revival house has an eerie presence and features gables, arches, gargoyles, chimney turrets and a tower. At one stage, the house was reconfigured into flats for working-class families and boarders, but it has now been restored as a family home. 

Annandale was also home to a recording studio that has since closed its doors, Trafalgar Studios, which recorded some of Australia’s greats; Cold Chisel, INXS, Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly. Although musicians still haunt this neighbourhood Annandale has reverted to a charming village atmosphere in recent times.

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Lifestyle

Much quieter than neighbouring Glebe and Leichhardt, Annandale has a nostalgic feel, with quiet leafy streets lined with century old mansions, heritage and family homes. 

Johnston Street, the main thoroughfare, is lined with historic buildings dating back to the 1800s. Boutique cafés and restaurants with a distinct European flavour form part of Annandale village, which flows down Booth Street.

Further north along Johnston street towards the Witches’ Houses, is the iconic grand home, The Abbey. Perched on the hillside, the privately-owned gothic revival house has an eerie presence and features gables, arches, gargoyles, chimney turrets and a tower. At one stage, the house was reconfigured into flats for working-class families and boarders, but it has now been restored as a family home. 

Annandale was also home to a recording studio that has since closed its doors, Trafalgar Studios, which recorded some of Australia’s greats; Cold Chisel, INXS, Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly. Although musicians still haunt this neighbourhood Annandale has reverted to a charming village atmosphere in recent times.

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Neighbours

The community centric neighbourhood with its Western European influences has an alluring charm which attracts families, professionals, and mature independents. 

Although homes are still located on narrow blocks, they somehow feel more spacious. Combine this with the laid-back village vibe and it will come as no surprise that people tend to stay once they’ve found their home in Annandale.

Area Features

VILLAGE

The community-centric laid-back vibe of Annandale Village which is made up of cafés, restaurants, bars and boutique stores.

THE ABBEY

Shrouded in mystery, the row of Witches’ Houses and The Abbey along Johnston Street play a starring role in local folklore. 

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