7.9 out of 10

Potts Point

Ranked 303rd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8672246505708 151.226184597776
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Eating Out
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5
May 04, 2017

"Potts Point THE place to be!"

What's not to love about Potts Point? Amazing eateries, great coffee, cosmopolitan neighborhood close to the Botanic Gardens,the water and the CBD! Macleay Street is one of the best streets in Sydney!
Pros
  • Location, location, location!
  • Vibrant eating/drinking/cafe scene
  • Walkable to everything and on the train line
Cons
  • real estate is expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"The heart of Sydney"

Sydney is iconic ... And Potts Point is an iconic part of that. It's walkable to the harbour, the city, and has easy, decent transport options from here - how about a day in Bondi? But why would you go anywhere else? Best eating, drinking, and going out are within walking distance - Darlinghurst Road, Surry Hills, East Sydney, and the 'little Manahttan' that is Potts Point itself. Great, innovative cafes and newish small bars that you need to be a local to stumble upon. And the architecture of the are is heritage - why live in a 1960s redbrick in the inner west or Randwick when, for a comparable price, you can live in a gorgeous 1920s Art Deco here?
Pros
  • Location, location, location!
  • Vibrant eating/drinking/cafe scene
  • Walkable to everything and on the train line
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The place to be buying NOW!"

Edgy, buzzy yet quiet at the right time.

A short walk to the city, access to many retail outlets plus cafe central - Potts Point has it all. The best areas to live in this chic pocket of Sydney are Rockwall Crescent, Challis Avenue and St Neot Avenue.

Potts Point is unique - much sought after and the capital gain over the next few years will be significant. I love living here and can't imagine being anywhere else - it is a wonderful sense of belonging in wonderful edge of Sydney.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"an interesting "sightseeing" place"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Unique & Uber-chic"

Potts Point has true personality. Few places so effortlessly fuse modern urban edginess with a genuine respect for the quaint heritage styles of yesteryear.
From young, single executives to life-loving empty-nesters, this suburb has it all. Transport is a breeze, cafes and restaurants are relaxed and everywhere oozes style in a fashionably unpretentious way. The city and harbour are within walking distance and the town has an unbeatable energy that will leave you captivated.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Where seedy and swanky coincide"

King's Cross has long been acknowledged as Sydney's seediest part of town, from the well known 'wall' (nearby Darlinghurst) where prostitutes flaunt their wares to the nightclubs (and strip clubs) of the main drag. The irony is that while the reputation remains, King's Cross is slowly being taken over by the cashed up city workers who crave its convenient location close to town.

King's Cross, for all its filth (and there was, by all accounts, plenty of that... all the drugs, sex and assorted bad behaviour that goes along with any self respecting red light district) was actually comprised of a rich tapestry of eclectic, off-beat Sydneysiders and had an underlying charm in its Victorian mansions and quite elegant streetscapes.

Old Victorian Sydney is, in Kings Cross, posited against the neon flashing of the ostentatious Coca Cola sign which is so distinctive of 'The Cross'. Anyone interested in King's Cross or Sydney's Victorian past would be well advised to get hold of a copy of 'Aunts Up The Cross' by Robin Dalton.

King's Cross is conveniently served by buses and trains. The Eastern train line from Town Hall or Martin Place will quickly take you to 'The Cross', just a few stops out of the centre of Sydney.
Recommended for
  • Singles
rebeccac18
rebeccac18 Potts Point is not Kings Cross
May 04, 2017
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4/5
2yrs+

"Kings Cross - famous or infamous, still a lot of fun."

Kings Cross certainly has a history and is one of the most visited places outside the CBD apart from Bondi Beach. Only a short bus ride from the city Kings cross is always busy and is a hive of excitement. The place really comes to life at night with entertainment of all types and there is usually something to suite most tastes in you are into exciting nightlife. Don’t miss the El Alamein Fountain, Harry’s Café de Wheels, visit the Garden Island Naval Base or check out the many nightclubs and restaurants in the area. There is plenty of accommodation to suit most budgets from backpacker to high class hotels. See the lights and enjoy the atmosphere.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"The "red-light" district of Sydney"

Kings Cross is famously known to be the "red-light" district of Sydney. It is renown for it's brothels and strip clubs around the area. Often, the brothels are very low-key and they just resemble your typical Victoria terrace house. I once did a study tour around this area and was shown a couple of innocent looking houses and they all turned out to be brothels.

However, The Cross is not just known for its seedy business. There are plenty to do around the area. Walk down Darlinghurst Road and you can see many restaurants, adult shops, kebab shops, backpackers hostels and the famous fountain. Kings Cross is easily accessible by train and buses. A trip via train between The Cross and the city will only take about fifteen to twenty minutes. It is a very convenient suburb if you can live with it's reputation and street workers. That said, many young working professionals have progressively moved into the neighbouring suburb of Potts Point (just a street away from The Cross) due to it's proximity to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
Kristain77
Kristain77 Nice review. Kings Cross is very famous place in Sydney. <a href="http://www.australiavoyage.net/kings-cross-sydney.html">Kings Cross Sydney</a> is known as area of crime along with prostitution, with stylish and famous hotels and restaurants.
2yrs+
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