MARRICKVILLE At A Glance
Multi-layered and diverse, Marrickville is a melting pot of cultures with an all-embracing attitude. It’s a foodie hangout, has a vibrant music and art scene, and enviable infrastructure that keeps locals well connected. It’s no wonder everyone is trying to nab their piece of Marrickville.
The bohemian vibe, weekly markets and having an abundance of transport, eateries and shops on your doorstep.
The Henson has a great ball pit for the kids and The Vic on the Park has a basketball court – both are dog-friendly.
Addison Road Community Centre, located in the heart of Marrickville, is Australia’s largest not-for-profit community centre.
One of Sydney’s most intriguing suburbs, bohemian Marrickville simply has it all.
Marrickville’s rich diversity is celebrated throughout the community. There are mouth-watering eateries that cover the full spectrum – Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Australia, plus a thriving art and festival scene that in many ways put Marrickville on the map – Sydney’s Fringe Festival, Art Month Sydney and the Marrickville Festival.
Bisecting this vibrant Inner West suburb are Marrickville and Illawarra Roads, which are the centre of activity and are also known for street art created by Ces Camilleri of Creative Artistic Steel. But locals aren’t restricted to the main arteries. Marrickville has one of Sydney’s finest café scenes, including establishments that are favoured for their brew, their park-side location or their general vibe.
Well-equipped with an array of shopping options, including two Woolworths, an Aldi, an organic farmers’ market and an array of independent grocery stores, bakeries and delicatessens. When it comes to public transport, locals enjoy three train lines, multiple bus routes and quick access to Sydney’s internal and domestic airports.
Not just a place for the grown-ups, Marrickville is popular with young families – an extensive line-up of schools, playgrounds and community programs add to Marrickville’s appeal.
This family-friendly suburb is renowned for its diversity. Marrickville has always had a significant immigration population, once boasting a strong Greek population. In many ways the Greek influence remains, but today Vietnamese culture predominates.
Although many Sydney celebrities have long favoured this suburb, more recently Marrickville is seeing an influx of professionals, artists and musicians, all of whom are cultivating the bohemian vibe.
WINE & DINE
One of the perks of having such a multicultural makeup is the variety of cuisine offerings. On offer are Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Spanish and modern Australian. Eateries, funky drinking establishments and an enviable café scene – Marrickville has it all, and it’s seriously good.
ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE
At the heart of Marrickville is the ARCCO, which has helped shape Marrickville into what it is today and has been the driver behind many social initiatives and campaigns that have affected all Sydney. Spread out over nine acres, ARCCO is a hub of culture, diversity and sustainability and is the home to the popular weekly farmers’ market.
This laidback farmers’ market is all about gourmet food and fresh produce. An eclectic line-up of stalls offers a selection of flavours from around the world, mixed with local producers and artisans. The market attracts Sydneysiders from all over. Many choose to linger on picnic blankets and families take advantage of the pony rides and bouncing castle.