7.0 out of 10

Darlinghurst

Ranked 385th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8785022307614 151.220562057059
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Families with kids

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Everything a stone throw away"

Lived in Darlinghurst for 5 years. Great position with all the convenience of the CBD lifestyle. Great places to eat, the world's best beaches only 5 minutes away and some of the trendiest cafes in the Eastern Suburbs.
Pros
  • Eateries and cafes
  • Nightlife
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Great nightlife, dirty and dangerous suburb"

Fabulous nightlife, trendy & overpriced eateries and cafes, coupled with crime, drug abuse and general seediness. Used condoms and used syringes on the footpath near the office where I worked on Darlinghurst Road. I lived in Chisholm Street, near Taylor Square. Taylor square was typically frequented by homeless people, the drunk and the drug addled. I regularly had to dodge a homeless man who lay on the footpath on the way to my house. Walking through the square, down Oxford Street on a Sunday morning to get to a cafe, it was typical to see men vomiting on the street. My next door neighbours were drug dealers, so car loads of men would hover outside my house at all hours of the day, waiting to score, and watching me enter my house. My bedroom faced the street - I never felt safe. There was the occasional person rifling through our garbage, or peeing on our front porch. A man was often heard screaming aggressively from one neighbouring house. The local Centrelink, plethora of local drug and alcohol services and homeless shelters were obviously catering to many of the "locals" in Darlo.
Pros
  • Nightlife
  • Eateries and cafes
  • Public transport
Cons
  • High levels of crime
  • High homeless population
  • Drug and alcohol problems
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
MaryannB
MaryannB I have lived in Darlinghurst for 5 years on Oxford Street near Hyde Park. Never seen drug users or people vomiting in the street. I don't think I ever seen a drunk walking around either but then I don't go out late at night or venture out before 7 am in the morning. I love living in Darlinghurst. I can walk to work. Buses outside my building take me to Bondi Junction and other suburbs. IGA across the road, Aldi supermarket just down the road and a Woolworths supermarket to be open soon. I love living in Darlinghurst. My apartment is at the back of the building so I face the harbour and have great views. Also it is always very quiet because living at the back of the building I don't hear the noise from Oxford Street even though I live on Oxford Street.
Apr 04, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
2yrs+

"Just out of the CBD, but close enough to the action"

Plenty of Thai, Sushi and Italian restaurant - some the best in Sydney. Also, Churrasco Brazilian BBQ has great food the best feed I have ever had.

A number of Gyms nearby, and parks - very close to the domain.

I'm not sure this would be my choice to live in, I like space - but if you want to be part of all the action then its great.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Darlinghurst - for those who like the good life"

Darlinghurst is an inner city eastern suburb of Sydney adjacent to the CBD and Hyde Park. It is quite densely populated with about 10,700 residents, the majority of whom are aged between 18 and 60.

Where does one start when talking about Darlinghurst? It is the home of Oxford Street and Taylor Square – a very fashionable area of Sydney with many pubs, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs and of course the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

It has many historic buildings including the Darlinghurst Gaol (which now houses the National Art School), and the Darlinghurst Court House which is still in use today.

The world renowned St Vincent’s Hospital has been servicing the community for over 150 years.

It is home to two of the oldest private schools in Sydney. There is the Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School (SCEGGS) opened in 1895 and Sydney Grammar School, established in 1857, one of the most expensive boys’ private schools in Australia. For primary school children there is the Darlinghurst Primary School established in 1884.

Commuting is easy – buses are always going to the city. The city is within walking distance.

Darlinghurst – a place for yuppies who love the hustle and bustle!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Darlinghurst - Centre of activity"

Darlinghurst is one of the closest suburbs to the Sydney CBD on the eastern side and is often a hive of activity. Darlinghurst has some historical buildings including the Old Darlinghurst Gaol. This building is said to be haunted by ghosts of ex inmates and in its history some 79 executions were carried out here. It is now the National Art School. The heritage listed Darlinghurst Courthouse is still used today. For many years Darlinghurst and the famous Taylor Square were considered slum areas but in recent years has become quite trendy and more upmarket with property prices rising and apartments in the area more popular since many council upgrades to the area has given Darlo as it is referred to, a real facelift.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"A great suburb that is exciting and close to the city"

Darlinghurst is an exciting suburb that is located in the inner city of Sydney. This suburb is literally a stone's throw away from Sydney City and Paddington. Hence, it is in the centre of the hippest part of Sydney. A bus trip from Darlinghurst to the city will only take about fifteen minutes. Most residents around here are young working professionals who live in apartments or terrace houses.

Victoria Street in Darlinghurst offers a variety of cafes and restaurants. However, if you are up for more serious dining, Stanley Street will be the place to head to with cuisines ranging from Japanese to Thai to Italian and fusion. Prices here can be quite costly too due to the high rental costs and up-market persona.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles