Home to the prestigious University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown may be small but it packs a punch. Bordering bohemian and funky Glebe and bold and creative Newtown, Camperdown’s large student and professional population are well-equipped to work and play hard.
Camperdown is a bustling enclave of higher learning. The University of Sydney and the prestigious training hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, are recognised on the world stage as leaders in education and healthcare.
With an enrolment of over 50,000 students, the University of Sydney contributes to the prominent student culture that consumes the streets of Camperdown. Professionals and hipsters have a strong foothold here too, drawn to the stylish bistros, bars and cafés that are scattered throughout the area.
For the active, Camperdown Park is the place to be, with its sporting oval, tennis and basketball courts. Next door, Camperdown Bowling Club has been transformed into a community hub, Camperdown Commons, a place where locals can relax, grab a bite to eat or participate in community workshops and classes. Towards Newtown, the historic Camperdown Memorial Park hosts the annual Newtown Festival, but on every other day, the park is popular with locals and their four-legged friends.
Bordered by Newtown and Glebe, locals have their pick of world-class dining, quirky establishments and a thriving, eclectic arts scene. Camperdown is within easy reach of Sydney’s CBD and the well serviced educational corridor along Broadway, giving locals unparalleled access to some of the finest inner-city offerings.
The impressive grounds of the University of Sydney and its Victorian Gothic revival style architecture and student housing consume a large part of Camperdown.
Away from campus, traditional Victorian terrace houses and semi-detached and detached cottages line Camperdown’s streetscape. Fowler Street opposite Camperdown Park and Hopetoun, Northwood and Roberts Streets near Camperdown Memorial Park are highly prized addresses.
Closer to Parramatta Road there has been an influx of apartments and converted warehouses.
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