6.2 out of 10

Bowman Street, Pyrmont

Ranked 2nd best street in Pyrmont
-33.8654063767 151.1930674674
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Clean and mostly quiet, but not much else"

Quiet, but rapidly drawing families with many children running around during the day, while at night it attracts drunken youths in the new parks and sometimes bongo and other drums drummers that police don't respond to. Nice apartments, but now the parks aren't off-leash and rangers walk around sporadically fining dog owners and scanning microchips and checking registration.

Otherwise, yes, Jackson's Landing has nice, new and expensive (given you look at industrial sites and no landmarks) apartments, but also if you work in the city, the proximity means nothing when the 443 bus is unreliable and sits on the Darling Harbour overpass for ages (up to an hour in peak on the way home from the CBD - you can walk faster when it's not summer, very windy or raining)!!! And the light rail only goes to Central and is also mostly unreliable (ie not every 10mins).
As for the Internet, Telstra doesn't recognise your connection for broadband in the new Jackson's Landing buildings (eg ours completed in 2008), neither does Optus. And related to this, Foxtel (yes, the Platinum HD IQ2 package - the max package) couldn't provide us with the new movie download library access.

Finally, unless you live in Reflections or the penthouses of Evolve, you don't see the Harbour Bridge either, but pay more than people that see it and the Opera House (as we have done had).
Food deliveries are also very limited and there are ONE handful of decent restaurants.

Overall, fine if you're retired (or like to stay home and cook at home) and find youths, public drummers, badly behaved and unsupervised children acceptable or interesting, especially compared to the excitement of living in the suburbs.
  • Quiet
  • Waterfront views
  • Pet friendly
  • Technology access
  • Unreliable public transport
  • No value for money
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Great if you can afford it"

I guess you could say that Bowman Street is like the Porsche of Inner city suburban streets. As far as localities go, you can't get much closer to the city other than being right in the centre of it, yet when you're walking around you get nothing of the noise or congestion that the city can sometimes throw at you. Take your pick of any of the 4 local parks to do what ever you like in, and as a resident, you have access to a choice of swimming pools and tennis courts. And of course the choice of places to live is amazing - great modern high rise spacious apartments or classy terrace houses, most with amazing 270 degree city views. There's not a better place to watch new years eve fireworks than off your High rise Bowman Street apartment balconey. Schools, UTS university, Ultimo Tafe, Medical Centres, Darling Harbour, Light Rail are all within 5 minutes walk. There's 6 "locals" to choose from, but if you want shopping, a quick walk into the city is the way to go. So much like a Porsche, Bowman Street impresses greatly upon first impressions, performs incredibly and exudes a certain prestige - but then you get to the price and walk away dreaming of what might have been...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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