8.2 out of 10

Double Bay

Ranked 243rd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8765063172336 151.245221859673
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Medical Facilities
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The wonderful fabric & community & lifestyle of Double Bay"

I live in Double Bay, have a business in Double Bay and the kids go to school in Double Bay.. We have been here through the quieter times when the cinema and the Ritz Carlton closed down... However it is now making a resurgence with the Flag Ship Intercontinental due to reopen, About Life, Dan Murphys and Woolies opening and the new library on its way. There is a spring in the step of the locals with all the new shops opening their doors.
Pros
  • INDIGOS CAFE - BEST CAFE EVER!!
  • Transvaal Ave is the prettiest street and is heritage protected
  • Can always find gorgeous homewares and gifts
  • Friendly safe neighbourhood
  • Redevelopment of Stamford Plaza and Kiaora Lands
Cons
  • A bit of touch parking happens with the older folk ;-)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The perfect town for an up and coming business!"

The rapid growth of double bay is perfect for any business looking for a reliable and consistent consumer base with the neighbouring development attracting thousands of people everyday.
Pros
  • Access to ferry, train and bus
  • Friendly safe neighbourhood
  • Redevelopment of Stamford Plaza and Kiaora Lands
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Luxury Bay!"

A nice Waterside Suburb with lots of Parks, Reserves & Luxury Shops! This is so Luxury!!
Pros
  • Access to ferry, train and bus
  • Redevelopment of Stamford Plaza and Kiaora Lands
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Thursday Outdoor Market"

Each Thursday in Guilfoyle Park is a fantastic outdoor market that is a great alternative for not only fresh produce shopping but also for the kids. There is a jumping castle, pony rides and a baby animal zoo. With the breeze through the willows, the sound of the kids laughing and dancing to the musos (who will take requests for the Toddlers Top 10), you can get some beautiful organic fruit and veg, grab some lunch (gozleme proves incredibly popular with young and old), sit at a little Parisian style cafe chowing down on freshly made crepes (and the staff were full French stripes and berets!).

The number of prams seem to increase whenever I visit. A nice quiet place only 1 street away from the main drag which is nice.

Definitely worth a visit
Pros
  • Access to ferry, train and bus
  • Friendly safe neighbourhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Growth area, exciting place that has plenty of young people and great places to dine out and drink!"

Pros
  • Redevelopment of Stamford Plaza and Kiaora Lands
  • Access to ferry, train and bus
  • Friendly safe neighbourhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affluent residential suburb 10/10 +"

A harbourside eastern suburb, Double Bay is just one of the best places to live, with the nicest restaurants. If you are into labels then you are in your element for boutique shopping. Like coming here and meeting up with friends.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Pricey Point Piper"

The very prestigious harbourside suburb of Point Piper is situated 6 kilometres east of Sydney’s CBD in the Municipality of Woollahra and is part of the Eastern Suburbs. It has a population of about 1,400 16% of whom are under 18 and 30% of whom are over 60. It is bounded by Sydney Harbour to the west, north and east and by Rose Bay and Double Bay to the south.

This affluent suburb has only 11 streets where house prices are astronomical. The main road, Wolseley Road is one of the 10 most expensive streets in the world! In 2008 a property sold in the suburb for the outrageous price of $32.4 million where only four years before it was sold for $16.15 million.

The area has been inhabited since 1792. There is no commercial area so residents would shop in nearby Double Bay or the city. It is home to the exclusive Royal Motor Yacht Club and the equally exclusive Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club.

A very popular place for picnics and weddings is Duff Reserve. There are two beaches Lady Martin Beach and Seven Shillings Beach which also has a pool, though I don’t think any of the residents would use it as nearly every house has a swimming pool!

Point Piper is well worth a visit just to look at the magnificent mansions that command wonderful views and such high prices.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Trendy Double Bay"

Probably one of the best known eastern suburbs of Sydney is the harbour side suburb of Double Bay which is situated 4 kilometres east of the CBD. It has a population of nearly 5,000 people of whom 15% are under 18 and 24% are over 60.

If you’re thinking of buying a property in this area make sure you can meet the hefty price tag that will go with it. It is, despite the cost of houses and units, a nice area of Sydney to live in.

It boasts the most fashionable and expensive shopping in Sydney – “Double Bay – Double Pay” is an often heard saying. It is fun to window shop there even if you can’t afford to buy. I know my grandmother, who lived in Bellevue Hill, loved to wander the shopping centres of Double Bay looking in the windows.

Public transport facilities are good. There are always buses to the city and out to Bondi and further. There is also a ferry wharf for those who like to travel to the city on the water.

There is one primary school in the suburb. Older children need to travel to neighbouring suburbs for high school.

For those who like an elegant lifestyle, and can afford it, this is the place to be!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Fashionable and expensive"

This harbourside suburb is renowned for its exclusive and prestigious address. Just 4 kilometres to the east of the CBD, Double Bay is one of THE addresses to have. Unfortunately however this place is priced out of the reach of most people.

There are many stunning residential properties in this region, with quite a few claiming a harbour front view.

Double Bay's commercial area is really quite delightful, with a number of expensive and exclusive shops, boutique hotels and dining options.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"A stone's throw away from the city"

Double Bay also frequently known as “Double Pay” stays true to its nickname. Located along the East side of Sydney, it is one of the most expensive suburbs in the whole of Sydney. When in Double Bay, you can find many big houses. These houses are not for the average household as they are usually worth millions. This suburb is only a ten minutes drive from the city and five minutes away from Bondi Junction. Hence, it makes it very accessible by bus and a very convenient location for families who can afford to live there.

The streets of Double Bay are lined with trees and they are usually kept pretty clean. There are plenty of shops and businesses around Double Bay. Cafes, restaurants, hotels and boutiques all vie for a piece of this exclusive suburb and the money that goes around here. When shopping in Double Bay, do expect to pay above market prices.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids