8.8 out of 10

Lewisham

Ranked 138th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8941118912865 151.145969844771
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • 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
May 08, 2017

"Access to Inner West lifestyle, CBD and Harbour but away from the hustle and bustle"

Lewisham is an up and coming Inner West suburb. The development of the McGill Street precinct has added a new park with kids playground, community centre as well as a french patisserie and cafe. With further developments due for completion mid to end of 2017, the area will see additional cafes and restaurants in the park surrounds. This will further complement upcoming amneties at the Summer Hill Flour Mill district across the light rail crossing. This area is being gentrified at a fast pace. Being 7km from Sydney CBD with plenty of public transport choices as well as being surrounded by top schools, universities, parks, shopping and dining - Lewisham is now becoming popular with young families, professionals and students.
Pros
  • Public transport - light rail, train or bus all within 5mins walk
  • Surrounded by top dining options - Chinese (Ashfield), Vietnamese (Marrickville), Italian (Haberfield), Cafes (Summer Hill) and more (Enmore/Glebe/Newtown)
  • Cycling/Walking along the Inner West Greenway
Cons
  • Tagging (Street art is fine, tagging not so much)
  • Some developments in immediate area not due to be complete until 2019
  • Flight path
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet inner-west suburb"

Lewisham is a quiet suburb that lies between Petersham and Summer Hill. It is located in the inner west of Sydney and is about a twenty minutes' drive to the city. It does not have any shops or cafes like it’s neighbour - Summer Hill and so it is a very quiet suburb that lies along the Inner-West train line. It has a little newsagency off the train station and apart from that, it is just pure Inner-West residential living. There are lots of old heritage style houses and semi houses. A lot of professionals board the train in the morning to go work in the city as it is a convenient area if you work in the city and want to live the Inner-West lifestyle. It is only down the road from all the cafes of Summer Hill and restaurants of Petersham so nothing is too far away.
localdiva
localdiva Things have moved on since 2009, There is now a cafe and other interesting shops.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great little suburb"

Not a well known suburb but for those who do know about are suprised by what it offers. Close to a variety of different shopping options as well as close to transport for the juant into the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Inner West Haven"

Nestled between Petersham, Summer Hill and Leichhardt you can not get better bang for your buck in the inner west. 6 km from the City and on the train line means door to door in 15-20 mins on the train. Close access to Summer Hill Village, Leichhardt shopping and Petersham restaurants mean you are never far from what you need.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"close to everything"

Lewisham is a small suburb nestled between Summer Hill, Petersham and Dulwich Hill. The train station is very convenient (inner west line) and buses run frequently on New Canterbury Rd. There are several quality schools within walking distance and Morton Park is a lovely big space with equipment and shaded area for the kids. While there is no shopping hub in Lewisham itself (besides a few shops at the station), the surrounding suburbs are so close by you don't really need it. Also, the aircraft noise is much better in Lewisham than Petersham, Stanmore or Leichhardt.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids