6.3 out of 10

Erskineville

Ranked 430th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8998850900377 151.188183114703
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Feb 15, 2019

"A once great suburb now spoilt"

If you like proximity to the CBD, good transport hubs, a village atmosphere, then Erskineville is for you. If you DON'T like heavy traffic, crowds, and increasing over-development, then Erskineville is not for you. Once a solidly working class suburb, the narrow streets with terrace housing along both sides were just not built to embrace 21st Century living. Everyone has at least one car these days and parking is a nightmare at the best of times. During peak hours traffic along Erskineville Road is so heavy it is often at a standstill and pedestrians constantly dart between cars. Heart stopping stuff. To make matters worse, developers have taken hold and multi-storey apartment blocks are springing up on blocks that once held one or two small terraces. This only adds more cars and more people to the already heavy traffic in local streets.

When I first moved to the area 25 years ago it was a quiet, cute area where you knew everyone in the strip of shops and they knew you. It had a strong sense of "village" and community. Thankfully, it still has its village look along the main street, but for how much longer is anyone's guess. It does have a couple of good pubs, but they're pricey. Now its just too busy for me and I'm exploring all the options for my own escape to the country.
Recommended for
  • Singles
larrym3
larrym3 I agree such a shame that Erko has been spoilt by developers! Way too crowded, polluted and noisy for me now. We're getting away from it before our kids lungs are full of car exhaust fumes!
Feb 19, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 25, 2018

"Quiet pocket of Erskinville"

Erskiville village has wide street scape and a lovely heritage train station. It is safe, quaint & beautiful with trendy cafes, pubs, restaurants yet so close to buzzing NewTown. It reminds me of Leura Blue Mountain.

There are two distinctively different part of Erskinville. The quiet part is near Tom Bass Sculpture Studio (Railway Pde, Clara St, Ada Ln) with tree lined terraces and low rise warehouse apartments. With only 5 mins walk to train station and a 10-12mins walk to buzzing NewTown, we are spoiled with lifestyle choices. A local primary school is only 5 mins walk away near the train station. This part of Erskinville is in a safe family neighbourhood with small children playgrounds where you can mingle with other families.

However, on the other side of Erskiville there has been over development of high density apartments in the areas of Coulson St/Eve St/Pearl St.

Pick the right area, you will experience gorgeous village living lifestyle in a quaint country like neighbourhood. We love our part of Erskinville.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
Oct 06, 2018

"Too overcrowded and traffic very bad"

1/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
Sep 03, 2018

"Gett ing too busy with traffic and too many apartments"

Unfortunately this once lovely suburb has sufferered from over development. There are now too many residents squashed into this small suburb due to the amount of apartments being built. This has resulted in traffic jams, noise, pollution and overcrowding of schools and locals restaurants and pubs. There has also been an increase in crime in the area. Such a shame but I wouldn't choose to move/buy in Erko anymore!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Village Living within minutes from Sydney CBD"

Enjoy 'village-living' with leafy streets, famous local cafes, popular Sydney Park, amazing schools and best thing is it is located within minutes from Sydney CBD. Friendly neighbourhood with many young families and working professionals.
Pros
  • Good schools
  • Great cafes and restaurants around the area
  • Close to Sydney CBD
Cons
  • Insufficient street parkings
  • Public transport needs improvement
  • Storm water drainage causing flooding in some streets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Unranked Streets in Erskineville

"Nice street"
-33.902415 151.184286

Eve Street

4.5/5
-33.9040652474 151.1859640707
-33.8995948886 151.1838876932
"Premium tree lined street"
-33.89811 151.18475
"Stunning street, glad we live here!"
-33.9011214359 151.1824806742
"Safe easy walk to station"
-33.8999432283 151.1858001461
"Tiny quiet street with lots of character"
-33.89837 151.18295
-33.9074769269 151.1870432406
-33.90178 151.18352

Clara Street

4.5/5
"Arty studio"
-33.8985703602 151.1881224104