7.9 out of 10

Paddington

Ranked 297th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8836714245213 151.230830409743
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
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Reviews

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

"A superb suburb to live, invest and work..."

Bordered by areas such Darlinghurst, Centennial Park, Woollahra, Edgecliff, Rushcutters Bay and Moore Park plus only 3kms from Sydney CBD, you are spoilt for choices for work, transport and leisure. Paddo has some beautiful buildings dating from the early 1800's mixed with new modern contemporary residences. This is a suburb that will never be out of style and demand.
Pros
  • Close to the City & Beaches.
  • Great cafes, pubs, shops & restaurants
  • You can walk you don't have to drive.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"One of the Best Suburbs East of Sydney!"

Another great Suburb in Eastern Sydney as this is another great Option for me to live in Sydney!
Pros
  • Close to the City & Beaches.
  • Great cafes, pubs, shops & restaurants
  • You can walk you don't have to drive.
Cons
  • Parking can be difficult
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Five Ways Village - Art, Fashion, Heritage, Health & Beauty, Food & Wine, Real Estate"

Five Ways is a very unique village with such a wonderful atmosphere, I love the range of services Five Ways has to offer as well as the beautiful heritage buildings you see as you walk through the suburb. There is nothing quite like walking into a shop or cafe and being greeted by name for those of us who are locals and offered a smile and fantastic service.

Five ways is known for its Cafes, Restaurants & Pubs, Galleries and Real Estate it's a lovely place to live for anyone who wants it all at their door step.
Pros
  • Close to the City & Beaches.
  • You can walk you don't have to drive.
  • Great cafes, pubs, shops & restaurants
Cons
  • Parking can be difficult
  • The homes generally have steep stairs
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Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Paddington - a happening place"

The inner city suburb of Paddington is situated 3 kilometres east of Sydney’s CBD and is in the local government areas of the City of Sydney and the Municipality of Woollahra. It is affectionately known as “Paddo”. It has a population of about 11,700 13% of whom are under 18 and 16% of whom are over 60.

Paddington has everything for those who love the inner city hustle and bustle. It is full of restaurants, boutiques and fashion stores. Visitors flock to Oxford Street for the shopping and entertainment available. Oxford Street is also the venue for the annual Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

The suburb underwent a revival in the 1980’s when many people bought run down terrace houses, refurbished them, and then sold them at high prices. My mother’s best friend really made a killing doing this!

There are many historic buildings in the suburb which are on the Register of the National Estate. It is the home of Victoria Barracks a main Australian Army base which was built in 1848. Paddington Public School was opened in 1856 and is still going strong. The children use nearby Centennial Park as their playing fields.

Paddington – the suburb where it is all happening and definitely not for those who want to live a quiet existence.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Walking distance from the CBD"

Highly popular with professional couples, Paddington is a very popular spot just to the east of the CBD. It is within easy walking distance, and also serviced by frequent buses.

The streets are really picturesque here, with row after row of Victorian terrace houses. Many have small courtyards out the back, so you can find just enough room for a BBQ and the chance to make the most of the Sydney sun.

The suburb is really quite quaint and full of surprises. There are many little clusters of stores and cafés on street corners, often servicing delicious organic food or Thai. There are also a number of cool pubs tucked away in the quiet streets.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Paddinton - Ideal for singles and couples with plenty to do."

Paddington is in the eastern suburbs of Sydney not far from to the CBD. Paddington’s popularity has risen in recent years and has become a highly sort after area for singles and young couples to live. There are many federation style terrace house in Paddington which have been restored on the outside and renovated on the inside. Property prices have been rising over the years and are quite expensive now. Close to all amenities, Paddington is has some great boutique style shops and cafes, as well as hotels offering nightly entertainment. Also close by is Centennial Park which is a popular place for walking, cycling, horse riding and picnics. Paddington is about a 15 min drive to Bondi Beach or to save parking problems there is a very reliable and frequent bus service.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"A shopper's dreams come true"

Paddington is the ultimate place to go shopping in Sydney and is frequently referred to the Mecca of shopping in Sydney. The main street - Oxford street, features two endless rows of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, pubs, local designers, grocers and etc. There is a very good vibe able this place and there is a market that is held at Paddington Public School every single Saturday. This is not your usual flea market. Instead, it is a charming market that allows new and budding designers to sell their wares and hence making it a little bit upmarket.

Many yuppies like living in Paddington because of its proximity to the city - you cannot beat 5 minutes' drive. Houses here tend to be narrow terraces with no backyard and a shared wall with your neighbours. Streets are very narrow around the residential area and you can often see cars parked on the kerb to avoid being in the way of traffic. Housing in Paddington is definitely on the higher end of the scale. This place is more suited for young couples, singles and those with small families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids