Eastern Suburbs Real Estate and Lifestyle Guide

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When it comes to lifestyle, it really does not get better than what the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney has to offer! Located just outside the city, locals in Sydney’s East are spoilt with the best of both worlds with beachside bliss and city living. Winding roads, harbourside beaches and mouth-watering dining choices are all defining characteristics of the Eastern Suburbs. Loved by locals and tourists alike, it’s hard not to be envious of the relaxed and often luxurious lifestyle.

Did You Know?

The Sydney Roosters are the official sporting team of the East, with locals spotted repping team colours and cheering players on each weekend at their NRL matches. The Roosters have proudly been representing the East since the club was first established at Paddington Town Hall in 1908.

What You’ll Love

The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney has over 20 beaches to choose from, including Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee and Clovelly. The easiest way to enjoy the best these beaches has to offer is by completing the 6 km Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk. Combing beaches, rock pools, parks and of course spectacular views, walkers wind their way along the coastline, starting at the iconic Bondi Icebergs (above the Bondi Baths) and finishing in Coogee. The walk takes between 1-2 hours and is the perfect way to enjoy everything the best the East has to offer and get your exercise in at the same time!

Residents can enjoy relaxing in a more green and leafy environment, with plenty of local parks on offer, including Centennial Park (which boasts horse riding, bicycle hire, and a moonlight cinema amongst its attractions), Moore Park, Rushcutters Park, McKell Park and Neilson Park.

You’ll never be short of anything to do here… take a trip to Double Bay to enjoy boutique shopping and fine dining, sneak into Rose Bay and experience scenic flights over the city in one of the famous seaplanes and visit Watsons Bay to indulge in the best seafood you’ll eat in your life.

If you fancy seeing a film, there’s no better place than the historic art-deco Ritz Cinema in Randwick. If you prefer to keep active, why not partake in a round of golf at Moore Park instead?

If shopping is more your style, be sure to check out Woollahra for cool antique stores, Bondi Junction for one of the largest commercial shopping centres and Oxford Street in Paddington for boutique retailers. Enjoy regular weekend markets offering a selection of handmade goods, vintage bargains, eclectic art, jewellery, clothing, homewares and a selection of gourmet and international food. Locations include Paddington, EQ Moore Park and Bondi.

As any Sydney-sider would know, food plays an integral role in day-to-day life, with the Eastern Suburbs offering some of the best fine dining restaurants and trendy cafes. Some popular places include Danny’s Seafood Restaurant, Barzura, Catalina Rose Bay, The Cookhouse, Doyles On The Beach and Indigo Double Bay.

Eastern Suburbs Real Estate

Depending which suburb you visit, properties vary from sprawling beachside mansions to modest yet modern middle-class homes. One thing that is consistent throughout is the relaxed and friendly vibe that oozes from the residents. With much of the East wrapping itself around the headline, residents are privy to exquisite views, and unsurprisingly, some of the most expensive houses can be found here.

Currently, Darling Point sits as the most expensive Eastern Suburb, with a median price of $5,700,000. Located just 4 km out from the city, it’s a desirable location and residents are clearly happy to pay up to have a slice of luxury. The area is populated with predominantly mature aged residents, with 80% of the population living in apartments rather than houses.

Bellevue Hill is the second most expensive with a median price of $4,780,000. Characterised by the leafy parks and laid-back lifestyle, housing in the area tends to be made up of gated communities, with properties ranging from 1920’s bungalows to modern Hamptons-style houses.

Following on, Vaucluse has a median price of $4,300,000, Tamarama sits at $3,850,000 and Double Bay at $3,500,000.

*Please note, housing prices are subject to change. Source of data used at time of writing: http://www.realestate.com.au/news/australia-most-expensive-suburbs/

Transport

Being one of the most popular destinations for tourists, the Eastern Suburbs are extensively connected to the rest of Sydney via bus, train and ferry.

Getting into the city is easy, with 3 main bus routes running to and from Circular Quay servicing all day, every day. Likewise, there are multiple bus routes that will drop you off straight at the heart of some of the most amazing shopping precincts like Bondi Junction and Eastgardens.

During the summer months, dedicated bus routes are set up on weekends, running to and from the main beaches in the area. Metro buses run all year round and provide cross city rapid transit, running every 15 minutes.

Education

One of Sydney’s leading tertiary institutions, The University of New South Wales, is perfectly positioned in the Eastern Suburb of Kensington, just 6km shy of the city. In between classes and exams, students enjoy the relaxed lifestyle the Eastern Suburbs offer and take full advantage of the close proximity to Instagram-worthy beaches.

Sydney’s East has long been a desirable spot to settle down and raise a family, and there are a number of fantastic public and private schools on offer that support this decision. It’s important you choose a suburb within the ‘zone’ or ‘catchment’ area for your preferred school. Each school has a designated number of students it admits each year, and they only look at enrollments that fall within these. To find your closest schools, be sure to check out our individual suburb profiles where we list all education options within the area!

If you’re looking to buy, sell or lease property in the Eastern Suburbs, Murray Property is the place to go! We’ll help you find the best possible property, so you can fit right in with the locals.

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We’ve got you covered! Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is made up of almost 40 suburbs and we’ve included some detailed Real Estate and Lifestyle Guides below:

 

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