Bordered by beaches and Bondi Junction, Waverley is the best of both worlds. Its village feel makes it a perfect place for families and professionals, who whiz to the city on trains and buses before coming home to a suburb known for its charm and community.
Nestled between Bondi Junction and the beaches of Bronte, Tamarama and Clovelly, Waverley is the king of convenience. It’s also pretty in its own right, thanks to the tree-lined streets and lush, family-friendly parks. On any given day, you’ll spot locals taking their puppies to the park (dogs are free to roam around the eastern end of Varna Park), striding to the beach to soak up the sun and do the scenic coastal walk, or popping in and out of the shops.
Charing Cross Village is a local gem. It’s bustling with boutiques, niche shops, supermarkets, fruit and vegetable markets, hair salons, fitness studios, cafés and restaurants, so residents don’t need to go far to get what they need. Otherwise, the multi-level Westfield is 15 minutes away by foot, and barely five by car. The centre has an array of shops and department stores, as well as a cinema. It’s also a major transport hub, with regular trains and buses to the city, airport and surrounds.
When the sun sets, residents spill into restaurants and pubs, or head to neighbouring suburbs like Bondi and Clovelly for even more options.
Strolling the streets of Waverley is like taking a walk through history. There are charming Victorian terraces scatted around the suburb – in the past Waverley was a prestigious place to settle down in. The terraces sit next to modern apartments and townhouses occupied by professionals and couples, and sprawling homes to suit bigger families. The tree-lined backstreets are in hot demand, especially those on the Bronte and Tamarama Beach side.
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