ST PETERS At A Glance
A post-industrial playground, St Peters is an inner-west gem that has officially come into its own. It’s the ultimate in city-fringe living, home to eat streets, shopping strips, new developments, sprawling parks and one of Sydney’s most thriving creative precincts. The iconic chimneys perched at the edge of Sydney Park point to its industrial past, but St Peters is focused on the future.
Location, location, location! It’s 10 minutes to the airport, 15 to the CBD and neighbouring inner-west hubs.
The creative hub, Precinct 75 has homewares, micro-brewery, hair salons, bakeries, cafes, fitness studios and axe throwing.
The iconic Town and Country Hotel (which is now closed) was mentioned in Slim Dusty’s song, ‘Duncan’.
The beauty of St Peters is that it gives locals all the benefits of city-fringe living (like easy access), but has everything they need within its borders; top-notch shops, cafés, restaurants, green spaces and public transport.
Precinct 75 has not only helped to cement the suburb’s status as a creative centre, but it inspires and strengthens the community spirit that St Peters is known for. It’s also raised the bar for everything from coffee and wine to homewares and hair salons, and residents have a front row seat to some of Sydney’s most talented people doing their thing.
The lifestyle is laid-back and upbeat, and the mix of families, singles and couples is best seen in various pockets of Sydney Park or at the monthly markets. With the city, parks, and thriving hubs like Newtown, Alexandria and Waterloo so close, residents have the best of both worlds. They can get to work easily, and dip in and out of different dining, entertainment and cultural scenes, before coming home to their charming townhouse or modern apartment.
Commuting to and from St Peters is a dream, thanks to a railway station and several bus routes. During peak times, there are express trains to the city every 15 minutes. For those who drive, it’s easy to jump onto the Princes Highway, a major artery that connects locals to the city and beyond.
St Peters may be a new hotspot, but it still has the kind of peace that’s hard to find in the inner-city.
St Peters has always attracted families, and in recent years, a slew of trendy singles and couples have moved in, breathing new life and energy into the area. More and more professionals are taking advantage of everything St Peters has to offer – easy access to just about anywhere, as well as parks, commercial hubs and a strong community spirit.
Five must-visit cafes in St Peters and Erskineville
Explore ST PETERS
The centre of the Inner West’s creative scene, Precinct 75 is made up of 70 of the biggest names in retail, hospitality, design and business – and they’re all at locals’ fingertips. The monthly markets are a neighbourhood highlight, with fresh produce, flowers, homewares, fragrances and antiques on offer.
An urban oasis, Sydney Park is 40 hectares of lush grass, gardens, pathways, creeks, picnic areas, sporting ovals, BBQ facilities and a cycling track. It’s dog friendly and the playground is famous among families – it’s one of a kind, and designed to stimulate kids’ senses. The park also has kiosks, amenities and panoramic views across Sydney.
A celebration of street art, May Lane is Sydney’s answer to Melbourne’s Hosier Lane. The narrow laneway is an explosion of colour, and serves as an outdoor art gallery. It’s evolving all the time, and the artworks are commissioned by council for the public to enjoy.
St Peters offers a slice of city life at a lower price tag than neighbouring suburbs like Alexandria. With new commercial and residential developments going up, now is the time to invest in this high-growth area. There’s a mix of slick modern apartments, townhouses, freestanding homes and semi-detached homes. Thanks to the buzzing vibe and proximity to Newtown and the city, properties on Crown Street and Mary Street are snapped up quickly. Goodsell Street, Sutherland Street and Hutchison Street are also popular, and the latter is lined with renovated workers’ cottages.