Sitting on the fringes of some of Sydney’s most vibrant hubs, Erskineville is a small hipster enclave that has all the trimmings of inner-city living. Highly prized for its character homes, intimate village, enduring pub culture and burgeoning café scene, Erskineville moves with the times while staying true to its working class roots.
Once an Inner-West enclave that was overlooked for its funky, bohemian neighbours, Erskineville or, more affectionately, ‘Erko’ has come into its own and Sydneysiders are taking notice.
Whether you favour brunch, or the cocktail hour or both, Erskineville has you covered with a line-up of establishments that have mastered the art of hospitality and some of which have become part of Sydney folklore. Erskineville Road is the heart of this neighbourhood, the place where shopkeepers greet you by name and where the locals congregate to socialise.
Erskineville Oval and Sydney Park offer plentiful green space and the cycle-ways and easy access to three train stations on two train lines make commuting to work painless. These are big drawcards for the young families who have been moving to Erskineville in droves.
Originally a centre for brick making, leather tanning and market gardeners, Erskineville has evolved into an offshoot of Newtown that has captured the attention of creatives and professionals – Erskineville is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the Inner West.
Known for its character homes, Erskineville has retained its small-scale Victorian terraces that were once home to immigrants and working-class folk
Many young professionals are renovating them into charming family homes, resulting in tree-lined streets with an eclectic line-up of beautiful terraces, worn-down homes and low-rise apartments.
New developments have made their way into the neighbourhood, but they don’t overpower the rows of houses that sit shoulder to shoulder on narrow streets. Pleasant Avenue, Malcolm and Charles Streets have gorgeous period homes with leafy backdrops, while the streets that intersect with Erskineville Road are prime real estate because of their location.
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