9.4 out of 10

Alexandria

Ranked 18th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9077221103656 151.192221702421
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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Who lives here?
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 20, 2016

"Easy access and community feel"

Alexandria is centrally located to the airport, 3 major train stations, walking distance to great cafes, restaurants and pubs. Amazing parks and easy access to Eastern Suburbs, inner west and city centre
Pros
  • Affordability
  • Proximity to everything
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Perfect suburb for families or young couples."

We recently purchased on Mitchell Road and could not be more happier. Alexandria has an amazing cafe culture which we have now become accustomed to. Also a range of restaurants and bars moments from our door.
Pros
  • Affordability
  • Proximity to everything
  • Yuppie Culture
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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+

"Sydney Hidden Gem"

I am amazed Alexandria is as affordable as it is, in any other major city around the world a location like this SO close to the CBD with excellent transport would be considered a prime suburb and have the price tag to match and for this reason alone Alexandria has to be considered a hidden gem.

Other than its relative affordability to trendy neighbouring suburbs Erskineville, Surry Hills as well as the City itself, it has come a very long way in its gentrification and has that great urban feel of a previously industrial suburb come good.

Personally I've lived at the top end of the suburb near the technology park for about three years now, and love the fact that its only a 2 min walk to a main train station which in itself is only one stop from central station. Better still if its a nice day then its really not even that far to walk to the city.
Pros
  • Proximity to everything
  • Affordability
  • Yuppie Culture
Cons
  • Tough to find a place to rent
  • Could do with more greenery
  • Would be nice to have more cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great community atmosphere"

Alexandria has it all - parks, cafes, great friendly people of all ages and backgrounds, very quiet streets and is within walking distance to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Very close to the city"

Alexandria is an inner city suburb that is about four kilometres to Sydney and there are plenty of buses that service this area. It is usually a twenty to thirty minutes' bus ride to the city or a fifteen minutes' drive to the city. You can also find pubs and cafes around the area.

As a typical inner city suburb in Sydney, the roads in Alexandria are very narrow. Often, buses will have to go on the kerb just to be able to make a turn. Hence, it is a good idea for pedestrians to stand away from the kerb to avoid being hit by a bus.

Alexandria is a good mix of commercial warehouses, residential high rise and low density units as well as heritage terrace houses. Due to its proximity to the city, Sydney University and The University of New South Wales, housing in Alexandria is highly sought after.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Alexandria

1

Belmont St

4.5/5
"Place to live"
-33.9031500021 151.1923024862
2

Henderson Rd

4.5/5
"A road even quieter than many streets."
-33.8966579073 151.1991463358
3

Wyndham St

3/5
"Very convenient with a large, beautiful park with sports facilities. Busy on weekdays but quiet at night."
-33.9041369644 151.2011817321

Unranked Streets in Alexandria

Buckland St

4.5/5
"So happy to move here"
-33.8987991716 151.199911317

Renwick St

4.5/5
"Quiet friendly street close to all amenities."
-33.89962 151.19136

Phillips St

4.5/5
"A quiet street at the end of a great park"
-33.8977985489 151.195867845

Mitchell Rd

3.5/5
"Although its a busy road- we don't hear the traffic and we are surrounded with parks."
-33.9019991152 151.1922068636

Brown St

3.5/5
-33.9000969075 151.1929718448