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Sydney Neighbourhoods – Find Best Areas to Live in Sydney(3)

We list some areas about North of Sydney in last post. We will list more areas in this post, so that you can find your ideal property.

        

 

East Sydney

Eastern Sydney on the left. Harbour Bridge at bottom right, with Central Business District. Photo taken from Northern Sydney

Eastern Sydney on the left. Harbour Bridge at bottom right, with Central Business District. Photo taken from Northern Sydney

East Sydney Folklore

East Sydneysiders are even more pretentious than North Sydneysiders. Residents of the Eastern Suburbs tend to be younger, yuppie types who are obsessed with their clothes, egos, self-image and money.

They love to talk about house prices.

They are seen as culturally pretentious too – eating in French restaurants and visiting art-galleries, though most could not tell a Vincent van Gogh from a Damien Hirst.

East Sydneysiders rent and share houses – not because they want to, but because they are forced to by the very high real estate prices in Sydney East.

Rushcutters Bay, Eastern Sydney

Rushcutters Bay, Eastern Sydney

East Sydney Facts

The average house price in the Eastern Suburbs is indeed high. The average for Randwick is about two and a quarter million dollars while the average in Woollahra is over $2.7 million (late 2016).

Most properties are part of a row or are flats / apartments. Average apartment prices are about $800,000 to $1,100,000.

A higher proportion of properties are rented here than elsewhere in the city.

The proportion of Australian born residents is about average for Sydney. British and New Zealanders are the biggest migrant groups.

East Sydney has average crime rates.

South Sydney / Sutherland

 

People from the Shire are bible-bashers with lots of children who live in a 1950’s time warp. They are insular and never go outside the boundaries of the Shire.

South Sydney / Sutherland Facts

Sutherland Shire has good rail links into the central city, taking around 35 – 45 minutes, and the average house price in late 2016 was $950,000 – $1,200,000. The average apartment price was about $650,000.

Sutherland Shire has the highest proportion of Australian born residents, over 80 percent, of any of Sydney’s mini-cities.

The main migrant groups are British and New Zealanders, who view the Shire as Sydney’s best kept secret.

Manageable house prices and convenient access to beaches and national parks are among the Shire’s strong-points.

Almost three quarters of houses are separate, detached houses.

Crime rates are lower than the Sydney average.