A pocket of Sydney that was once notorious for its underbelly activities, Redfern has more recently been turning heads for other reasons. In the midst of gentrification, the area is rapidly becoming a thriving enclave of Indigenous culture with an enviable bar and art scene – a place to find beautifully restored homes within minutes of the CBD.
Situated on the outskirts of Sydney’s CBD, Redfern is a suburb that has edge and grit – an attitude that’s represented in its arts venues, bars and café scene.
Regent Street is home to funky and eclectic bars whilst Redfern Street is the main area for local shopping and dining. In the midst of it all is Redfern Park offering up an alluring green space where families linger around the playground and water features.
Loved for its proximity to other Sydney attractions, locals don’t have to wander too far from home – whether it’s to stretch out at neighbouring Moore Park or get a cultural fix at Carriageworks.
Iconic street art in the powerful colours of red, black and yellow, pays homage to the strong local Indigenous community and heritage.
The infamous area surrounding, Eveleigh Street, Caroline Street, Hugo Street and Wine Street, aka ‘The Block’, is undergoing redevelopment and gentrification. Students descend on the neighbourhood to get to nearby Sydney University, making this small part of Redfern more approachable.
Redfern is an area to keep an eye on as it continues to evolve into one of Sydney’s trendiest enclaves.
Converted warehouses and sandstone cottages are nestled amongst terrace houses of all shapes and sizes Some have been architecturally renovated whilst others are in complete disrepair –the neighbourhood is going through a process of gentrification.
Multi-level Victorian terrace houses are shaded by beautiful trees in Baptist, Telopea and Marriott Streets, whilst Wyndham and Chalmers Streets have low-lying contemporary apartments.
Bourke Street is a real juxtaposition of architectural styles, from large Victorian terrace houses to low-lying red brick apartment complexes.
Jump across to the other side of Redfern and find The Block, where small terrace houses consume narrow blocks and where the highly anticipated Pemulwuy Project will be developed, bringing 62 affordable homes into the neighbourhood.
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