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Surry Hills
Surry Hills 
Victorian terraces, tree lined streets and some of the best cafes in Sydney 

Surry Hills, Sydney (east)

This is the place black clad, bright young things like to hang out. And why wouldn't they? Surry Hills is like a slice of Melbourne in the centre of Sydney. It's got plenty of great bars and cafes. Once very working class, rough, and the centre of the rag trade, Surry Hills has been gentrified attracting the moneyed, cool, creative types with a social conscience. (More information below and to your left<<<)


Rent $$$:

rentals are in the medium to high range

Cool spot: Bourke Street Bakery


Inner city, Near Uni of Sydney/UTS

Victorian terraces

Would Suit:

Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students, Travellers

Can be hard


Cosmopolitan with grit

If this suburb were a shoe, it would be Campers and John Fluevog (super cool, creative)


But Surry Hills is not a domain exclusively for black clad trend setters. The grit is still there, so are some old time residents and public housing tenants.

More than 150 years ago, it attracted workers and migrants because of cheap property prices and because there was plenty of work, especially in the rag trade. Then, with time and with huge numbers of people, Surry Hills turned into a slum, brothels opened up and gangs moved in.


With inner city gentrification, fortunes took another turn for Surry Hills and these days, it is definitely the cool suburb. It has plenty of warehouses converted into apartments, Victorian terraces that have been renovated, a huge number of great cafes and restaurants, plenty of small independent shops, bookstores, collectables, antique stores, pubs and bars. Surry Hills has a vibrant feel, day and night. And if you like community type markets, Surry Hills has one of those too -  on the first Saturday of every month.

It is easy walking distance to the city centre; to Sydney’s main train station - Central Station; and to several other vibrant suburbs in Sydney’s east.


Parking can be tricky. The vibe: cosmopolitan with grit. Shoe equivalent: knee high boots, Campers. Would suit: ages 25+, singles, professionals, gays/lesbians, young families, empty nesters, creative types and party types who aren’t into the mainstream. Location: inner city. Postcode: 2010. Distance: 2km from the city centre. Direction: South East.

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