9.3 out of 10

Annandale

Ranked 38th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8798652490874 151.170618455137
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5/5
2yrs+

"Fads"

It is a beautifully located area which is only 5 minutes to the CBD and arterial roads leading to all other areas.
Best of all they have the best pizza place called "Made In Italy"
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Great village feel
  • Nice tree lined streets
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Annandale - the best of everything..."

Annandale is a prime spot of the Inner West suburbs, the homes are beautiful here with lots of character & charm & history attached. The village lifestyle is warm & welcoming, I feel the area really has it all, it's 5 mins to the city & close to the buzz of Kings Street, Newtown & Norton Street, Leichhardt with more space to move. The schools here are fantastic for those looking to find their permanent home for raising a family. If you wish to go out in the evening for dinner there are plenty of local eateries to choose from. I give Annandale a huge thumbs up & I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to live in a premier location in the Inner West of Sydney.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Great village feel
  • Nice tree lined streets
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Jan 21, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best of both worlds"

Annandale is a leafy pretty wide-street suburb that's still a great buy in my opinion. All of Annandale is nice, but I particularly like the north section (near Rozelle Bay). It's quieter here (less planes - in fact, I barely notice them) and it has a great bushy vibe thanks to efforts of the council and volunteer groups. Also has fantastic parks and it's an easy walk to the harbour. Hard to believe this paradise is so close to the CBD!

Annandale has a wonderful, friendly vibe with people of all ages and many young families. And I love the villagey feel, great shops and cafes. If it weren't for the small land sizes, the place would be very expensive. Yes, it's hard to have a big backyard for the kids here, but it doesn't matter; several family-friendly parks make this unimportant. I also hear that the primary schools are very good. (Child-free myself.) Annandale is a great alternative to Balmain: you get the heritage houses and cafe culture (and close to harbour), but less busy and crowded, with greater ease of parking/driving due to wider streets. In fact, my big-car husband refuses to return to "that side of Victoria Road" due to the narrow streets on Balmain pensinsula. (As a bike-rider, I really appreciate the extra quiet wide streets of Annandale. And I often see kids on their bikes around here.)

Annandale is also a great place to invest in; no worries about finding good tenants, being so close to the CBD, Sydney University and RPAH. Overall, it's hard to find a negative.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Wide tree-lined streets, classic terraces and character homes"

Annandale is one of the most sought after areas of Sydney's Inner West. The area north of Booth Street is locally known as North Annandale and is the most desirable part of the suburb. Revolver Cafe on Annandale Street is the pick of the cafes. There are more cafes and shops on Booth Street although there is a better selection of shops in adjoining Leichhardt and at Broadway.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Village serenity in the city"

Am I really only 3km from the city- I can see the city from many streets with amazing vistas and drive there in 5min but I can't hear it.
A wonderful mix of historical and best of modern renovation overall a very friendly, ecclectic up and coming area- Still a sydney secret. Like balmain but with parking! Have a coffee in booth st then Spend a day walking, riding down the many amazing streets to bicentennial park and sit by the water overlooking the city. Simply the best!
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4/5
2yrs+

"Nice suburb that is close to Sydney University"

Camperdown is a nice inner city suburb that is within easy walking distance to Sydney University. Additionally, it is only a ten minutes' bus ride to Sydney CBD. There are many terrace houses, residential units and parks around this area. The streets can sometimes get pretty narrow and due to its proximity to the hospital and university, it can sometimes be difficult finding parking.

Additionally, depending on which side of Camperdown you live at, it is only a short stroll to Glebe Point Road or King Street of Newton. There are plenty to eat and do at both these places; from restaurants to shops and etc. Missenden Road at Camperdown can get pretty busy during the mornings too. This is a two-lane road with traffic going in both directions and this road runs parallel to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Be prepared for the traffic lights and pedestrian crossings along Missenden Road.
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