Balmain East, NSW 2041

4.5(5 reviews)

Ranked 129th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Peace and quiet
  • Internet access
  • Parks and recreation
  • Public transport
  • Clean & green

Not great for

  • Parking

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Reviews of Balmain East, NSW

4th November 2020

"Great place for everyone"

Balmain East is a great small village just west of Balmain, its amazing and has a really good community. Close to the city as well but not at all busy or full of working people and it has really good public transport!Great restaurants and cafes and a really good pub. There is also a small school which is perfect for kids and has a great halloween festival every year. It has great little parks and it's right on the water and ha s a ferry wharf on the end of the main road. Perfect place for people with a young family or anyone who wants a nice quiet suburb.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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22nd February 2020

"Close to the city"

I was somewhat frightened out of my living wits when I came to the realisation that this suburb was so near the Sydney CBD, but my emotions quickly calmed down. It's a very neighbourly community; I don't understand how this suburb is ranked so low, considering its closeness to amenities just west in Balmain, which has tip top transport links in its own right.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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9th February 2020

"A beautiful little enclave of a peace and harmony"

This is little suburb is near on perfect. It’s right near the water, is a hop skip and a jump to the Balmain village, has a lovely little school (with the best Haloween fete) and just the right amount of cafes, pubs and restaurants. It’s also now the main hub for the ferries meaning that your get to the city in lightening speed.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Inner city lifestyle village that can't be beaten for access, transport and fitness options."

Moved here 2.5 years ago and can't believe how much I LOVE Balmain East. Nice community. Great amenities. Quiet as it's an insular peninsular, yet buses run every 9 mins to the city on a loop to QVB. It's exactly 4 mins on the ferry to the heavenly Barangaroo food area or to Darling Harbour another stop (5 mins added), and another 5 min walk to Wynyard where you can get to anywhere in Sydney directly.

Highly recommend the East Village family pub on Darling on Wednesdays especially for hot pot two for one Provencale Mussels. It's a 2 min drive to the much busier Balmain where there's 50 options for fitness operators for every person. I go to Body Ethos to do pilates and yoga 3-5 times a week.

Best restaurants are Gigis traditional italian or the East Village for families, Phamous Kitchen or Blue Ginger for east meets west. Balmain Blue for fish n chip night. Simone Logue for french pastries. It's an area where retailers test their business first and then they expand elsewhere. Nearly every private school bus picks up from Balmain's Gladstone Park to all over Sydney. Higher income area but with a good mix of peeps, expensive real estate though add 20% to the rest of Sydney. Nightlife goes nuts on Friday nights at the London, then rockers at the Unity on Sunday. Markets galore on the weekends, organic food stores, Bonds retail, good coffee and cafes, great medical centres, pharmacies and pet vets.

Don't come here if you want a big yard or a big house or even a pool. Swim at the Dawn Fraser, Sydney's oldest ocean baths. The streets are tiny, your car will get it's mirror or side scratched at least once a year (mine alot more) but it's highly recommended if you just want to live your life and not spend it in traffic in Sydney getting somewhere.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Village within a Village"

Balmain east is right at the end of the Balmain peninsula, approx 2000 people live in the area. It has a lot of open space on the Harbour foreshore, a few " hidden" parks, and several kids play grounds, although some are hard to find if you don't know where to look.
There is a great family orientated pub ( East Village), a couple of cafes, restaurants, a hair dresser, doctors physio, etc in a small area between Duke lane and Johnson street. (100mts)
Public transport is the best; busses every 10 min, ferry to Darling Harbour / Circular quay every 20-30 min, so its easy to get into town, or just up the to Balmains high street, if you don't feel like walking. Busses are good for prams as you don't have to load/ unload the car, just walk on / off the bus, and it cost less then paying for parking when you heading to Balmain center.
Because its at the end of the peninsular , there is no through traffic, so it quiet, low traffic area.

Great for

  • Quiet, friendly , a village within a village., public transport, parks

Not great for

  • Sometimes parking can be tricky.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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