GLEBE

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Bohemian and funky by nature, Glebe’s rich architectural makeup is the backbone of this historic neighbourhood. Stories of hardship, love, endurance and vitality have made this inner-west suburb into an alluring village that has a thriving arts and culture scene, and a line-up of cafés and restaurants that demand attention.

Lifestyle

Loved for its bohemian oddities, alluring flavours, and its melting pot of social classes, Glebe celebrates in its diversity and its ability to be inclusive.

The main thoroughfare that runs through the heart of Glebe is pulsing Glebe Point Road, which has clusters of cafés, restaurants, boutique galleries and bars amidst grand Victorian buildings. Adding to the character of a bygone era is St John Anglican Church which consumes an entire block, amidst other historic buildings which have been beautifully preserved. 

Step away from the main streets and you’re met with architecturally restored and aging Victorian terrace houses and humble cottages with grungy service lanes and street art that gives Glebe a certain grittiness. 

Renowned for being one of Sydney’s first multicultural dining hotspots, Glebe Point Road continues to live up to its reputation with restaurants serving up tantalising flavours from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

 With one of Australia’s most prestigious academic institutions – the University of Sydney – at its doorstep, Glebe is a natural stomping ground for students and academics who share ideas whilst lingering over a cool beer or whiling away time between classes browsing through independent bookstores.

Glebe encompasses Blackwattle Bay and Rozelle Bay. Blackwattle, Federal, Jubilee and Wentworth parks make up the foreshore parklands that boast sweeping vistas to Anzac Bridge and Pyrmont – a much loved space that locals fought hard to keep from redevelopment.  

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Lifestyle

Loved for its bohemian oddities, alluring flavours, and its melting pot of social classes, Glebe celebrates in its diversity and its ability to be inclusive.

The main thoroughfare that runs through the heart of Glebe is pulsing Glebe Point Road, which has clusters of cafés, restaurants, boutique galleries and bars amidst grand Victorian buildings. Adding to the character of a bygone era is St John Anglican Church which consumes an entire block, amidst other historic buildings which have been beautifully preserved. 

Step away from the main streets and you’re met with architecturally restored and aging Victorian terrace houses and humble cottages with grungy service lanes and street art that gives Glebe a certain grittiness. 

Renowned for being one of Sydney’s first multicultural dining hotspots, Glebe Point Road continues to live up to its reputation with restaurants serving up tantalising flavours from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

 With one of Australia’s most prestigious academic institutions – the University of Sydney – at its doorstep, Glebe is a natural stomping ground for students and academics who share ideas whilst lingering over a cool beer or whiling away time between classes browsing through independent bookstores.

Glebe encompasses Blackwattle Bay and Rozelle Bay. Blackwattle, Federal, Jubilee and Wentworth parks make up the foreshore parklands that boast sweeping vistas to Anzac Bridge and Pyrmont – a much loved space that locals fought hard to keep from redevelopment.  

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Neighbours

Being on the doorstep of the University of Sydney, academics and students have long favoured this neighbourhood, but as rent continues to rise, many students are being priced out of the area, making way for professionals who love the close proximity to the CBD – a 30-minute walk or a 15-minute bus ride away.

Families are attracted to the area because it provides access to Forest Lodge and Glebe Public Schools. The community and village-like feel of Glebe Point and St Johns Roads also attract locals and newcomers alike.    

Area Features

MARKETS

Glebe Public School plays host to the weekly Saturday markets. Renowned for its vintage wares and its funky collection of homemade fashion, jeweller and arts, this is a local institution that is one of Sydney’s oldest markets. 

BOHEMIAN

Organic cafés, independent bookstores, creative work spaces, street art, art galleries, weekly markets and annual festivals all add to the overall bohemian vibe that lures Sydneysiders from all over.  

ARCHITECTURE

Throughout Glebe and Forest Lodge, beautiful examples of Victorian terrace houses, humble workers’ cottages and Federation homes have been carefully restored to reflect their architectural heritage.

FORESHORE PARKS

Once destined for redevelopment, foreshore parklands that locals campaigned to keep, extend beyond Bicentennial Park to Blackwattle Park. The parks have sweeping vistas of Pyrmont and city skyscrapers, shady playground spaces and picnic facilities.

WINE & DINE

Glebe Point Road continues to live up to its reputation with a mix of Asian, European, Middle Eastern, American and South American restaurants all serving up tantalising flavours, right at your doorstep.

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