5.2 out of 10

Foveaux St, Surry Hills

-33.8851524536 151.2157300351
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"Great if you don't mind a busy hub. Not so good for kids."

Foveaux Street is a deceptively long, steep and interesting road that begins at Elizabeth Street next to Central Railway Station, and ends to the east at Bourke Street.

It is essentially a through-route and a busy urban street. The western end near Central is made up of mostly older buildings – many of which were originally terrace houses – and also some big older warehouse buildings. This location is home to many small fashion houses and designers, and numerous other small traders – it’s partially known as rag-trade alley. Factory outlets abound. There are plenty of shops and cafes and it is a fairly thriving locale. Obviously being so close to the trains at Central transport is generally good.

Foveaux Street is surprisingly green for such a wide and busy road, with many trees overhanging the thoroughfare.

The road rises steeply towards the east and the commercial properties dissipate giving way to old two story terrace houses. They generally front the pavement offering no privacy and the noise levels, I imagine, would be fairly high.

Shannon Reserve in this area has monthly markets and offers a green outdoor space. There are numerous pubs, cafes and shops both on Foveaux and its cross streets.
There are also frequent local buses.
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