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Local: Marrickville

State: Canterbury and Marrickville

Federal: Grayndler

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Ph: 132 500 (storm and flood damage)
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89 – 101 Despointes St, Marrickville 2204
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Street art; great Vietnamese food; and cool, young, hip alternative residents 

Marrickville, Sydney (inner west)

Marrickville is a multicultural melting pot with its own weekly organic market. The suburb used to have a large Greek community, but now the Asian influence is much stronger, with plenty of Vietnamese grocers and restaurants. The suburb is undergoing another change - attracting young professionals with a slightly alternative approach to life. Marrickville buzzes with a laid back energy most days. (More info below and to your left <<<)

Rent $$$:

rents have been rising in recent years, and are in the lower to mid range

Hot spot: Bay Tinh - 318 Victoria Rd - locals love this place


River, 5-10km from city centre

Victorian and Federation cottages, apartments

Would Suit:

Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students

Usually manageable


Community, down to earth

If this suburb were a shoe, it would be sneakers and Birkenstocks


A few gourmet food stores have popped up in recent years, reflecting Marrickville's new demographics. There's a nightclub on Victoria Rd catering for the changing population. And the Royal Exchange Hotel has had a facelift turning it into a great local pub. Marrickville Metro is a small scale shopping centre with all your basics at good prices. It's not a cheery looking place though so you wouldn't go here to kill time.

The architecture ranges from old period homes in some great tree lined streets, to ugly 70’s apartment blocks in small streets, to new apartments in the heart of Marrickville. The local council is a keen supporter of the arts and cultural events, helping give Marrickville a good community feel. Overall, the suburb's main shopping precinct has a bit of an unrenovated feel. But the variety of food and fresh produce on offer is very good and cheap. It's not chi chi at all which may or may not be to your liking.

Parking: is usually fine. The vibe: down to earth, community minded. Shoe equivalent: sneakers, Birkenstocks. Would suit: ages 20+, singles, professionals, families, gay/lesbians. Location: multicultural inner west, 5 - 10km from city centre. Postcode: 2204. Distance from city centre: 8km. Location: South West.

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