With the purchase of our newest addition to the BRICKX platform – a well-designed, 1 bedder in Darlinghurst – we took a wander with a local around this thriving, cosmopolitan suburb, which is rich with culture, life and diversity.
After seeing all Darlinghurst has to offer, you’ll understand why Sydneysiders are drawn to this inner-city suburb, chock full of cafés, bars and restaurants.
Location, location, location
Situated next to Sydney’s CBD, eclectic, high energy Darlinghurst takes in the shops and nightlife of Oxford Street, the village-like locality of East Sydney as well as café-lined Victoria Street.
The Sydney CBD is an easy walk down the hill. Just make sure you pick up a coffee or a smoothie for the trip back up!
While there is plenty of entertainment and things to do in Darlinghurst, it’s also super convenient in terms of public transport. Buses and trains operate in all directions, including to the CBD, the Inner West and the eastern suburbs, including Bondi Beach.
Living in Darlinghurst offers an unbeatable lifestyle – locals can walk to work, grab dinner in a local restaurant and finish the day off with a run (or stroll, preference depending) along the harbour.
Locals joke about not leaving Darlinghurst from Friday night through to Monday morning. There’s really no reason to, with funky shops throughout, independent theatre companies, boutique bars and restaurants from casual, to multicultural to blockbuster. When it comes to wining and dining there’s something for every taste and budget, from hole-in-the-wall cafes, late night small bars, gelato bars, restaurant-filled laneways and the organic Kings Cross market.
As you walk around and take in the sights, you’ll notice that your neighbours are from all walks of life, from young professionals to students to empty nesters. Sydney’s LGBTQ community is centred here and Darlinghurst hosts the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. You’ll also find art colleges, schools, hospitals and urban diversity that caters to the exciting mix of people that call Darlinghurst home.
Bordered by trees and nestled within Darlinghurst’s characteristically narrow and twisting streets, you’ll find a huge range of coveted high-density living, ranging from share houses to townhouses to terraces and apartments, ranging from art deco to sixties, all the way to modern towers with impressive harbour and city views.
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