ERSKINEVILLE At A Glance
Sitting on the fringes of some of Sydney’s most vibrant hubs, Erskineville is a small hipster enclave that has all the trimmings of inner-city living. Highly prized for its character homes, intimate village, enduring pub culture and burgeoning café scene, Erskineville moves with the times while staying true to its working class roots.
Inner-city living with a village ambiance, a sense of community and café culture.
Permanently etched in local folklore, The Erko, Imperial and the Rose are drinking establishments with a true local feel.
The Imperial Hotel featured in the Australian cult movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Once an Inner-West enclave that was overlooked for its funky, bohemian neighbours, Erskineville or, more affectionately, ‘Erko’ has come into its own and Sydneysiders are taking notice.
Whether you favour brunch, or the cocktail hour or both, Erskineville has you covered with a line-up of establishments that have mastered the art of hospitality and some of which have become part of Sydney folklore. Erskineville Road is the heart of this neighbourhood, the place where shopkeepers greet you by name and where the locals congregate to socialise.
Erskineville Oval and Sydney Park offer plentiful green space and the cycle-ways and easy access to three train stations on two train lines make commuting to work painless. These are big drawcards for the young families who have been moving to Erskineville in droves.
Originally a centre for brick making, leather tanning and market gardeners, Erskineville has evolved into an offshoot of Newtown that has captured the attention of creatives and professionals – Erskineville is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the Inner West.
Erskineville once attracted working-class immigrants, particularly Greeks and Macedonians, because of its affordable housing and proximity to the city and industrial areas.
Today, this multicultural hub has seen an influx of young professionals and families. Established and emerging artists have found their homes here, alongside house-sharing millennials.