Eclectic and slightly offbeat, Enmore has a vibrancy that keeps locals local and visitors wanting more. Back streets covered with graffiti, a burgeoning food and bar scene and vintage chic and second-hand boutiques – this inner-west neighbourhood is a thriving bohemian enclave.
When it comes to food and street art, this small inner-west enclave has an addictive presence. Once an off-shoot of neighbouring Newtown, Enmore has come into its own and Sydneysiders are loving it.
An eclectic line-up of eateries, bars and second-hand and vintage chic stores make it hard to go past Enmore Road. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for and there is an enviable selection of multicultural dining. The bar scene is evolving and there are newbies coming on to the scene, but the Sly Fox and the Duke of Edinburgh endure and are loved for their grungy vibe.
Step away from the main drag and find a different Enmore. As much an outdoor art space as it is a quiet urban neighbourhood, Enmore is filled with street art and graffiti – large-scale murals, political slogans, figurative and abstract designs, and the odd bit of tagging adorn the walls and back alleys.
With Newtown, Marrickville and Stanmore as its neighbours, locals have access to all the conveniences of inner-city living, parklands and highly sought-after schools. Combine this with the neighbourhood’s playful edge and funky vibe, and you have one intriguing suburb.
Professionals are paying top dollar for their piece of Enmore, whether it’s a Victorian terrace or a workman’s cottage.
Wide, leafy London Street is especially popular and is home to heritage-listed Federation-style buildings and more decorative Victorian-era filigree terraced houses.