6.8 out of 10

Newtown

Ranked 396th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.896452258614 151.178629465289
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
May 24, 2017

"Like a disease"

Newtown had its heyday thirty years ago and has been in decline ever since. It is now boring, generic, crowded, full of tourists, terrible traffic, trust fund kids, wannabes, foreign investors, people who have no idea about cool or artistic things. There are no more old Newtowns, Sydney has changed in the 21St century.
Pros
  • Public transport
Cons
  • Bad cafes
  • Overpriced
  • EVERYTHING
  • Unfriendly
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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 3/5
Jun 11, 2016

"A nice convenient area to live"

I've lived in Newtown 8 years and it has grown on me substantially. Although I appreciate the well planned and artistic street art, the tags and ugly graffiti is never cleaned up and it gives Newtown a grungier/dirtier feel then I like . I lived in Surry Hills for 15 years and that council cleans it up straight away. The people here are very friendly and I've got great neighbours . It is very safe if you have your wits about you ... All in all I enjoy the location and I can't think of anywhere I'd prefer to live in the Sydney area. . Newtown is Great !
Pros
  • Location to Sydney park
  • Location to everything
  • Good vibe and restaurants
  • Public transport
  • everything
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Bad graffiti not cleaned up
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 28, 2016

"Newtown is a dream, but a very expensive one."

I love Newtown, you'd be mad not love this place. It's one of Sydney's art capitals. There are many of cool restaurants, great venues, thrifty store, artsy and stylish crowds, there is a university nearby, there is a great hospital, the community is awesome and the people are friendly. So far everything sounds brilliant, and indeed if you manage to live here, you'll be living great. For young people, there couldn't be a better place to live in my opinion.

The downsides are the house prices. An inch in Newtown costs as much as three houses elsewhere. It's very expensive, the rent is SUPER expensive. Sadly the place is very run down and needs a massive push over and rebuild, but who can afford to buy up the place to do it? Everything is so expensive now that it's impossible to ever push over and build a new. That being said, Id recommend living near this place, or within traveling distance, but actually living here would be financial suicide. If you're Rich or a Rich student, then this will be a breeze to you. If you're an average income earner then maybe this is a great place to visit. Newtown is also close to the CBD which means that you will on occasion get undesirables. It's a loud place and a vibrant place, it's a great place to visit, and I would probably live here If I could, but it's not for everyone.

There are allot of gay and lesbians living here, if anyone cares about that? I don't really but some people might. I like it for the close access to everything, the amount of choice, art and beauty. The creative people who come here are ace, great place to network!
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Amazing food choices
  • Amazing venues and artsy areas
  • Public transport
Cons
  • Run down
  • Old and vintage
  • Crazy rent prices
  • Overpriced
  • Dirty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A cool place to live"

Purchased a house on the south side of King St about 12 months ago. I have to say that this side of Newtown has been surprisingly family friendly, with many young families and well behaved neighbors. Plenty of public parks and amenities as well,and the food is good and cheap! Public transport options are vast as we have the option of Newtown station, St Peters station, or the bus. Public transport is 15-30 mins to the CBD (depending on the time of day) and 60 mins walk to Martin Place. Love love love the artsy vibe and chilled atmosphere. Close to RPA, medical centres, Sydney Uni and UTS, as well as Marrickville, Enmore, Erskineville, the new Tempe Ikea and more. From my perspective as a homeowner, the area is continually upgrading with new and better stores, and many renovations underway... Including the controversial renovations to Marrickville Metro (no hate mail please!). Public schools also seem to be of decent quality. In short... If you have the means and after a trendy Inner city lifestyle, Newtown rocks!!!
Pros
  • Exciting
  • Close to CBD
  • Great food
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Convenient location but overpriced"

Newtown is a trendy suburb less than 2km from the Sydney CDB popular with renters.

Netwown is currently overpriced and will slowly trend downwards in the next couple of years.
Buyers will find better value elsewhere in the current climate.
Pros
  • Public Transport
Cons
  • Parking
  • Overpriced
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
Hoo
Hoo Yikes! Lets all band together to keep prices high in order to price losers that have clearly never been here out of the market and out of the suburb!!
2yrs+
Hoo
Hoo Hehehe, I've just realised you can see other reviews people have done. Yagoona gets your 5 stars. Too funny. Off ya go then, enjoy.....ummm.....the adrenalin rush???
2yrs+
Megazord
Megazord You are right Hoo. This commentator has an axe to grind. The glowing review of Yagoona gives the game away. He/she probably tried to move closer to the city and found that although $500,000 buys a three or four bedroom house in Yagoona, it doesn't go far in Newtown. Probably couldn't afford a one bedroom unit and has posted this comment as a spoiler without any authority or expertise to analyse the market. Fat chance. Things are likely to go the other way and more people want to come in from the cold of the 'burbs.
2yrs+
Hoo
Hoo Incorrect or malicious ratings with some crystal ball comment on price trends. People don't move here for property value, they move here for lifestyle. There is much more to life than your property value.....like being in a location to actually have a life.
2yrs+
okmijn42
okmijn42 Commented on this suburb back in Feb 12

Newtown is down 10%

Feb 12 = $805,000
Apr 12 = $725,250

And Yagoona is up 9.3%

Feb 12 = $460,000
Apr 12 = $503,000

http://www.rs.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=sp&s=nsw&u=newtown
2yrs+
kineticSyd
kineticSyd No, you're wrong. Those results are skewed, go have a look before you start posting crap.
Someone posted a 'land' sale for $20k, and another for $5k. Notwithstanding - neither of those addresses are vacant land - they're bogus entries. Given that there's not many sales for just the single suburb, those entriess will bring the median price down considerably.
I haven't investigated too far (I'm not interested) but of course the prices in Yagoona are going up. You squash 3 generations of refugees... sorry... 'new Australians' into a 4 bedroom house and half of them pay off the mortgage using Centrelink payments and additional government child support while they all live on rice (That's my tax money btw). Of course the demand goes up in those suburbs. Unfortunately for the rest of us it tends to push new home owners who appreciate space into smaller apartments or the outer-lying suburbs, or price them out of the market like in the east.
2yrs+
Hoo
Hoo I didn't bother responding to okmijin originally since the whole comment was so obviously flawed. Any idiot that can read and interpret graphs could see the values were inside a 'normal-ish' band on an annual basis. But all that's irrelevant - it's the other numbers on that site that tell the real story of what the site is supposed to be about. Almost three times the number of people are looking to buy per available house in Newtown compared to his/her favourite. Obviously this is not because the weather is any better in Newtown, but because the services, facilities and lifestyle that were so incorrectly scored by the original commentor are three times better.
2yrs+
BeauL
BeauL Well now it's 2015 and there has been massive growth in Newtown! If you had bought in 2012 you would have made a fortune!
2yrs+
KarenC3
KarenC3 Really Yagoona lol! I'd rather rent all my life in the fabulous urban lifestyle of Newtown it anywhere in the inner west for that matter rather than spend a day simply exisiting in a suburb like Yagoona!
Oct 28, 2015
EdwardS1
EdwardS1 Having past 4 years since you posted your stupid comment, what do you now feel about the property price in Newtown? :) now it is March 2016
Mar 06, 2016
mattb15
mattb15 The fact all these people care about is money and property gives you the truth about Newtown. The area had artists thirty years ago, the only artists there now are wannabes living off dad's trust fund. King St is a car park full of carcinogens, overpriced burger joints, theme park pubs and generic Asian food. There is not one art gallery and barely a book store. The internet is king, Bohemia has moved to the country. The last cool person out please turn off the lights.
May 24, 2017
Hoo
Hoo The *real* truth is we care about IQ.....if you take a little look at the top of this post it's about.....oh WOW.....property value
May 24, 2017
mattb15
mattb15 Hoo, you are the fool, it does not have say that, this site is about what places are like to live in, of which property value is but one component. The type of rudeness and misplaced arrogance you have typifies the irritating people that now inhabit Sydney.
May 24, 2017
Hoo
Hoo ""Convenient location but overpriced" Newtown is a trendy suburb less than 2km from the Sydney CDB popular with renters. Netwown is currently overpriced and will slowly trend downwards in the next couple of years. "
I'm sorry, but it DOES say that
May 25, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lived in sydney for 10 years, Newtown 5"

And I can honestly say, I'm sick of this hell hole.
Sure it used to be nice, but now it just seems to be the place annoying yuppies go to act alternative. I can't believe the amount I'm paying to live in this hell, and the real estate are raising it another $30 in 3 months. Luckily that's when my lease runs out - I'm escaping to Melbourne.
Also, living on south king street - there are no good restaurants apart from the pastizzi cafe! (Which I can't afford often after paying $300 a week, sharing)
I've been robbed countless times & it's just not worth it to watch each new generation of Newtown Performing Arts students litter the streets and scream at each other through their polymorph pierced lips.
Pros
  • Cat Protection Society
  • Public transport
  • GLBT scene
Cons
  • Marrickville Metro
  • EVERYTHING
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
mattb15
mattb15 So true, it has been going downhill for many decades. Sydney has become sad, too many tourists/foreigners and finance people, the same thing happened to San Francisco in the 80s. Unfortunately my work only really exists in Sydney so I need to stay here. I will throw a massive party the day before I leave.
May 24, 2017
Hoo
Hoo And so will Sydney.....you are a troll-lol-lol-o-lol
May 24, 2017
mattb15
mattb15 You are a fool!
May 24, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Kitch, Cliched and Sold out"

As far as restaurants / cafe's go Newtown has them all, IF you can get a seat. And I do mean IF....The people in Newtown unfortunately has become the home for snobby left wing hypocrits who would happily turn the other way if you were being mugged in the street! Which seems to be hapenning more and more... Parking? Forget it. And as for nightlife, yeah Newtown is the place to be if you like rude security guards, over priced beverages and crowded kitchy nightspots full of teeny boppers and chardonay sipping intellectualists "letting their hair down".
So sure if you would like to buy or rent in a completely overpriced and over rated neighbourhood (thanks to real estate agents still trying to spruik the "Newtown is trendy" line), then by all means this is the place for you
Cons
  • Unfriendly
  • Dirty
  • Overpriced
  • EVERYTHING
  • Marrickville Metro
J-W
J-W JCorlot you claerly are grinding an axe. Newtown is clearly a good centre of food (whether cheap or not) and nightlife. And yes we're left winger because we're educated!
2yrs+
mattb15
mattb15 Food is rubbish in Newtown and massively over priced. Not one good cafe. Newtown was ok for food between 1985 and 2000. Once the Greeks, Italians and Portuguese moved out it became a joke of McDonalds facsimiles
May 24, 2017
Hoo
Hoo Yeah really Matty? There are a few fast foodies out of what? 200? Maybe more. If you can't find somewhere for a great feed you're walking with your eyes closed
May 24, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Great place to live, food is fantastic and cheap"

Newtown offers everything from cheap good quality food to fantastic nightlife. Newtown is in the heart of it all and you are 2 minutes from the University, RPA Hospital and Medical Centres. Public transport is at your door step as well as schools, child care and major shopping centres. Parking would be the only down point and traffic if you want to live on King Street. Newtown is more for single, educated people who love to have a good time and socialize. It is also good for hip upcoming families if you can afford it.
Pros
  • everything
  • Cat Protection Society
  • GLBT scene
  • Public transport
Cons
  • traffic and parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live if you are single, hip and think out of the box"

Newtown offers everything from cheap good quality food to fantastic nightlife. Newtown is in the heart of it all and you are 2 minutes from the University, RPA Hospital and Medical Centres. Public transport is at your door step as well as schools, child care and major shopping centres. Parking would be the only down point and traffic if you want to live on King Street. Newtown is more for single, hip, educated, professional people who love to have a good time and socialize. It is also good for upcoming families if you can afford it but not much room to grow. Newtown is diverse and one must have a broad outlook on life, I love the place.
Pros
  • Everything
  • Cat Protection Society
  • GLBT scene
  • Public transport
  • everything
Cons
  • Traffic and parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
mattb15
mattb15 If you move to newtown you do not think outside the box!
May 24, 2017
Hoo
Hoo Hey, you're that the guy that sleeps under cardboard boxes in Enmore Park are you?
May 24, 2017
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5/5
2yrs+

"Love it!!"

Having bought here in August of last year, I wasn't quite sure if I would like the way of life (coming from the burbs)

I never want to leave. Strolling up to the cafes, shops, gym, station, park Ive been able to sell my car and save a truckload of money.

Never want to go back to the sleepy burbs (although the street is extremely quiet). Friendly village atmosphere on the street and I never feel like I'm in the city until I step onto King St.

Highly recommended
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"I'm less attracted to the grottiness, street crime, and downbeat atmosphere found around Newtown than I used to be..."

Having lived in Newtown for more than ten years, I have come to love and loathe various aspects. I love Sydney Park, The Dendy Cinema, access to public transport, the eclectic population (not many desperate housewives or screaming kids around here), and even the daggy old Marrickville Metro appeals oddly enough. I do like the fact that it has a high number of lesbian and gay men living in the area and I like the strong green/left voting tendency of my electorate. But I'm less attracted to the grottiness, street crime, and general downbeat atmosphere found around the area these days. I used to find it somewhat appealing, but as I'm well past my youthful days now, I find much on offer in Newtown to be way too flea-ridden. Recently, I feel more frustrated with Marrickville Council, which doesn't seem to have the funds, the ability or the willingness to clean up the area or seriously improve the amenity. Parts of Newtown (those managed by Marrickville Council) are very shabby, which some (the alternative set) may find vaguely appealing, but in all honestly, living day in day out in a pretty mucky place is a bit grim. While it may like to position itself as an alternative type of place, I don't really see why that means it should look like a dump. Especially when placed in comparison with many other places in Sydney, that are green and clean. Even with its cute cafe culture (albeit on very noisy King St), and so called hip life style, Newtown is not really a pleasant nor healthy place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Mixed feelings- Good to visit- choose carefully where you live"

Newtown has many fabulous pluses- Location to the city, transport, amazing food and a friendly young alternative feel. However, its not for everyone. Safety is becoming an issue in parts- frequent car and house break ins not to mention the noise of many coming home at 3am. If you are young and you dont have a car..go for it you'll love it! Families and older couples maybe not so much. Georgina st has beautiful terraces and the the newtown festival is loads of fun...as long as you dont live near it
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
Hoo Hoo
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Restaurants and cafes are a big +"

A typical inner-western suburb with a twist of quirkiness.
Trendy little stores line the streets and the area is definitely not short on cafes!
Compacted living; perfect for singles or couples.
Easy access to public transport,
cars overrun the narrow streets with traffic that can cause you to pull your hair out
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 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
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Spot!"

Been living in Newtown now for 12 months. Great food, central to transport, A fine emerging community spirit, community gardens. Friendly and relaxed cafe society. Doesn't suit everyone, but I just love the buzz of the place.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Singles
Hoo
Hoo Return to the outermost western suburbs and don't come back.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Hippie side of Sydney"

When I first visited Newtown, my initial reaction was disgust. The streets were dirty, buildings were filthy and in need of renovation and the roads are just way too narrow for any decent traffic to go through! Buses often had to turn at such angles that they go over kerbs.

However, after getting to know the place a little better, I learnt to appreciate its beauty and the many qualities of the place. For starters, there are many restaurants, pubs, clubs, cafes and boutiques. It is a very nice feeling to be able to sit at a cafe on Sunday with the papers and sip your coffee while you people watch. The many pubs and venues provide different forms of live entertainment.

Newtown is known for its quirkiness and the shops and businesses are testament to this characteristic. You will often find hippie clothing, exotic furniture ecclectic homewares and designs all along King Street.

I would recommend living in Newtown only if you do not mind the narrow streets, the lack of backyards and terrace style living.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Streets in Newtown

1

Watkin St

4.5/5
"Fantastic location, rows of Victorian terraces in a leafy street"
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2

Gowrie St

4/5
"Inner West Living"
-33.9011385114 151.1809643722
"Quiet, Ample Parking, Access to everything"
-33.9039696248 151.1728364471
4

King St

2.5/5
"Funky King Street!"
-33.9058684174 151.1810053533

Unranked Streets in Newtown

"Extremely convenient but noisy, cramped and dirty"
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Lord Street

2.5/5
"A great place to live for couples or singles, be they gay or straight."
-33.9069578325 151.1801037684

Georgina St

4.5/5
"Excellent Street - quite but close to all the King Street action"
-33.893968 151.185373

Union St

4.5/5
"A great street to raise a family"
-33.901920568 151.1815654288
"Excellent city spot"
-33.8937482467 151.1755821831

Angel St

4/5
"Beautiful semi terraces and tree lined street"
-33.902859719 151.1794480702