9.1 out of 10

Watkin St, Newtown

Ranked 1st best street in Newtown
-33.8970164922 151.1840652781
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic location, rows of Victorian terraces in a leafy street"

Probably one of the best streets in Newtown, very leafy with huge paper bark trees, both sides of the street lined with Victorian terraces, most of which have been renovated or well cared for. Friendly neighbours. The location is fantastic as it sits between the best part of King Street (cafe's, restaurants and shops. Walking distance to a pretty good Franklins, and 2 train stations, Sydney Uni, and RPA. Many well cared for parks with good facilities for kids and dogs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Leafy enclave just a stone's throw from the action"

Lovely, leafy Victorian street flanked by gracious terraces, with all the King St eateries around the corner and Erskineville village an easy shaded 10min walk away. Sometimes difficult parking aside, if you want to ignore the King St crowds, it's easy to -- the streets in the other direction are leafy and quiet and suffused with Victorian-Edwardian charm. Choice of great pubs, restaurants, three gyms (Fitness First near the station, Newtown Gym on King St and the Sydney Uni sports centre a 10min walk away), two swimming pools nearby (Uni sports centre and Victoria Park) and with the choice of not one but four train stations all within walking distance (Newtown, Macdonaldtown, Erskineville and Redfern).
You can walk 5mins down King St to the Dendy cinema, or for blockbusters the Hoyts at the Broadway Centre is also walkable (or 5mins on bus).
Parking can be a bother but many houses have their own car spaces and resident permits are available. The City of Sydney rangers are often out in force which is good. Unfortunately street parking for any extended period will result in tell-tale bumper scratches, courtesy of drivers who seem to think it's ok to keep inching backwards or forwards until they meet physical resistance.
Overall, the location is really unbeatable. I used to have a 6 minute trip to work (near Central) but now I cycle, which takes 15 mins or less. Getting to and from the city is a doddle but there are also direct buses to the eastern suburbs beaches too. What a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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