What do you get when you combine the best of the inner west, with suburban living? Welcome to Dulwich Hill.
With some of the best suburban parks in Sydney, Dulwich Hill offers a quiet reprieve without the long commute. It’s teeming with Victorian and Federation style homes, with a gentrified main strip of cafes, restaurants and retail (that some say will soon rival Newtown!) and just 15 minutes to Central on the train.
If you’re looking for a down-to-earth, neighbourly feel, complete with street art, multiculturalism and a food scene the envy of other suburbs.
Current average costs for renting in Dulwich Hill are $1,100 pw for three-bedroom houses and $700 pw for two-bedroom units.
With plenty of new and modern buildings available in Dulwich Hill, it’s the heritage homes that give this suburb its real charm. Some families have been here for generations, and the mix of young families and old tradition is a real nod to the diverse profile of the area.
It might be one of the most up and coming suburbs in Sydney, but there’s an authenticity to Dulwich Hill that sets it apart from other on-trend places to live.In terms of groceries, the local IGA stocks all the essentials. Or if you’re searching for a wider offering, neighbouring Marrickville Metro has everything you could need (and more!) – Woolworth’s, fashion, eateries, and even the monthly Metro Markets featuring local makers, growers and creatives selling their wares.
Wondering where to eat once you’re settled in? Dulwich Hill is slowly emerging as one of the best foodie suburbs in Sydney. From a speciality sausage store to breakfast with a twist and your new favourite local pub, there’s something for everyone in Dulwich Hill.
Compared to other suburbs in the inner west, the traffic in Dulwich Hill is relatively easy to navigate. Parking is also more accessible given the suburban location.
But the best aspect of getting around Dulwich Hill is the four light rail stations the suburb boasts – connecting you to Leichhardt, Pyrmont and Central. That’s not to mention the train station on the Bankstown line (just 15 minutes to Central), and a myriad of buses to take you anywhere.
Bordered by Marrickville, Petersham and Canterbury, New Canterbury Rd runs straight through the centre of Dulwich Hill, connecting you from Newtown across to the city’s west.
The local public school will show you the wonderful diversity of Dulwich Hill. Along with Dulwich Hill Public School, you’ll find St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School, and Dulwich Hill School of Visual Arts and Design, as well as plenty of pre-schools.
Dulwich Hill is ideal for young families, with green spaces galore, quiet suburban pockets and wide, leafy streets. Despite the gentrification of the shops, cafes and restaurants, there isn’t much nightlife to speak of, which means evenings are more peaceful than other suburbs closer to the city.
You’ll find shady picnic areas, dog-friendly spaces, children’s playground and sporting fields (including basketball courts) in Johnson Park, which will be an easy walk from your new home.