Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs are geographically defined as being anything East of the CBD, bordered by the harbor and the ocean. More specifically the Eastern suburbs are the most highly desirable and hotly contested real estate suburbs in Sydney. They are listed below alphabetically, with a short example of the character and features of each suburb.
Divided into North and South Bondi, and home to Ben Buckler point – a small enclave peninsula featuring art deco architecture. Bondi is a melting pot of surfer, backpacker and old timey local cultures and home to one of the world’s most recognizable beaches.
Perched up on the hill a short distance from Bondi, ‘The Junction’ is distinctly denser and newer, and serves as a public transport hub to the rest of the East and the CBD.
Bronte – nestled between Tamarama, Waverley and Clovelly this pocket sized suburb is one of the most tightly held, and prized in the entire country with less than 7000 residents and 2000 dwellings. The small ocean pool and rock pool at the Southern end of the beach are frequented by locals and visitors all year round and famous local eateries include Three Blue Ducks and Iggy’s Bread.
Bellevue Hill is a prestigious enclave and a tale of two cities with an abundance of apartment dwellers on Victoria Rd offset by grand residences and estates closer toward Double Bay and Woollahra
Coogee – with its eclectic mix of flash packers and locals also has a strong family vibe. The Coogee Bay Rd restaurant strip is perfect for strolling, dining and people watching, and the Pavilion perched at the beach’s North end is the spot to dress up and sip a sundowner or two.
Clovelly – is all about the euro style beach which is more like an oversized pool with its concrete promenades. It is also home to Gordon’s Bay, one of the Eastern Suburbs best kept secret swimming and scuba diving spots.
Centennial Park is a collection of just eleven streets and some 2200 residents, nestled on the Northwestern side of Centennial Park. Similar to Bellevue Hill with a juxtaposition of smaller apartments on Cook Rd. and grand estates on Lang and Martin Rds.
Darling Point is nestled waterside next to Rushcutters Bay and the Cruising Yacht Club. Home to ostentatious residences with gun barrel views of the harbor and bridge, Darling Point is a suburb one never wants to leave. Darling Point Rd meanders down to the water and McKell Park, another of the Eastern Suburbs hidden waterfront gem public spaces. Darling Point is perfect for CBD access, being a 5-minute ferry ride or 25-minute walk away.
Double Bay, currently the darling suburb of the East and celebrated for its high-end boutiques and buzzing nightlife. It’s the place to see, and be seen for high-flyers and socialites alike.
Dover Heights is a quiet residential suburb perched on the cliff between Bondi and Watsons Bay featuring grand modern homes of striking architecture. It consistently ranks amongst the top few most affluent suburbs in the country and its wealth is abundantly on display.
Edgecliff borders Woollahra and Paddington and features a train station on the Bondi City line. Edgecliff has access to fantastic open spaces like Cooper Park, yet is a stone’s throw to the cosmopolitan life of Paddington and Double Bay.
Paddington was originally a collection of workers cottages housing laborers on the Paddington Army Barracks, it then evolved into a bohemian precinct after the installation of the nearby arts college and more recently into one of Sydney’s most desirable and tightly held suburbs. It features meandering streets lined with beautifully restored Victorian era terraces, and a quaint village feel, all within 2 km of the City.
Queens Park is a delightful pocket of turn of the century houses and cottages nestled between Waverley and Centennial Park. Popular with families and young couples it features a number of quaint corner delis and cafés and is perfectly positioned between beaches, parks and high st shopping.
Randwick is best characterized by its access and convenience to everything good about the East- minutes to the beach, A premier racecourse close at hand, The Prince of Wales hospital, an abundance of fine schools, parks and recreational activities make Randwick an obvious choice for living, with an art deco cinema and small bar vibe at ‘The Spot’ first choice for younger dwellers.
Rose Bay beautifully balances a residential suburban feel with a seaside ambiance having the rose bay marina and bay walk close at hand, as well as cosmopolitan Double Bay minutes away.
Vaucluse and Watsons Bay offer stunning harbor and ocean vistas, natural beauty, parkland, protected beaches like Milk Beach and Neilson Park and a rarefied atmosphere of wealth and affluence, with several of the country’s most prestigious schools close at hand.
Tamarama is a tiny suburb of less than 2000 residents wedged between South Bondi and Bronte. The beach itself whilst unsafe for swimming draws a committed local surf crowd and an abundance of sunbathers. There are less than 200 freestanding houses in Tamarama making it one of the most difficult and tightly held suburbs to purchase land in and giving it a particular air of exclusivity. Locals love to frequent local haunts such as the Broth Bar and M Deli although if desired the buzz of Bondi is just steps away.
The Eastern Suburbs represent an area of some of the most tightly held real estate in Australia, if not the world. Eastern Suburbs real estate is sought after by local, interstate and international homebuyers and investors. Quite simple there is more demand than supply of quality property in the East. As an Eastern Suburbs Buyer’s Agent specialist I have access to more properties and specialised local knowledge to show you the best opportunities and steer you away from problems and mistakes.