Potts Point, NSW 2011

3.6(10 reviews)

Ranked 434th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Medical facilities
  • Eating out
  • Nightlife
  • Public transport

Not great for

  • Childcare
  • Peace and quiet
  • Pest-free
  • Lack of traffic
  • Parking

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • LGBTQ+
  • Fashion Conscious

Reviews of Potts Point, NSW

jacqueline-t1
jacqueline-t1
2nd October 2021

"Beautiful spot but some of the people ruin it."

Ive lived in potts point for a year now and Beautiful location. Theres some amazing parks by the water and not too badly priced real estate. Its close to the city and great public transport. The food and bars around here are great but honestly some of the people ruin it.

Typically middle aged people and the elderly who just think their age and money puts them above everyone else and regardless of how polite you are to them they will just turn your noses down at you when you are walking on the street and can be extremely egotistical. They push inline at the shops and then make out as if you’re some disrespectful millenial and unfortunately a lot of businesses will cater their services to these customers. I once accidentally cut in line in front of an elderly person and even though countless apologies where made on my part just got head shakes and eye rolls from service staff and people around me. Im in my 30s but look very young for my age and just spoken to like Im a teenager or a child around here and every next person here is calling you darling in a patronising way.

I used to be a member on the local facebook page here too which was pretty much just a bunch of childish boomers acting like they were on the school yard playground fighting over run ins with their dogs and other peoples dogs or people not wearing masks and no posts from younger people where ever approved.

The hotel staff around here are extremely condescending too.

Theres also people on the main strip off their faces on ice and it can be a bit seedy.

I have never lived in a suburb where people can be so stuck up and who will then tell anyone who calls it out that its their attitude and if you arent as rude as them you dont fit in. Its a shame because its really such a nice location.

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sammacartney
sammacartney
12th August 2021

"One of the nicest places in the country, but filled with wankers"

Great suburb for PT access, city access, easily live car free, walk to some of the nicest urban locations in Australia, heaps of old buildings, food options, shops, depending where you are even views of the harbour from the apartment. Also fantastic for exercise options, you've got hilly or flat courses for cycling/running, Centennial Park around the corner, Watson's bay/Bondi only a few kms etc.

However chock full (not completely, there are students/working class but backpackers are gone as of COVID) of people with more money than sense and totally happy to flaunt it. There's something deeply depressing about all the AMGs, designer hand bags and $5k puppy mill dogs walking past the half dozen homeless/addicts that line the streets closer to the Cross. So if you're self absorbed with plenty of cash and a job in the city, PP is the perfect suburb for you.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"Potts Point THE place to be!"

What's not to love about Potts Point? Amazing eateries, great coffee, cosmopolitan neighborhood close to the Botanic Gardens,the water and the CBD! Macleay Street is one of the best streets in Sydney!

Great for

  • Location, location, location!
  • Vibrant eating/drinking/cafe scene
  • Walkable to everything and on the train line

Not great for

  • Real estate is expensive

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"The heart of Sydney"

Sydney is iconic ... And Potts Point is an iconic part of that. It's walkable to the harbour, the city, and has easy, decent transport options from here - how about a day in Bondi? But why would you go anywhere else? Best eating, drinking, and going out are within walking distance - Darlinghurst Road, Surry Hills, East Sydney, and the 'little Manahttan' that is Potts Point itself. Great, innovative cafes and newish small bars that you need to be a local to stumble upon. And the architecture of the are is heritage - why live in a 1960s redbrick in the inner west or Randwick when, for a comparable price, you can live in a gorgeous 1920s Art Deco here?

Great for

  • Location, location, location!
  • Vibrant eating/drinking/cafe scene
  • Walkable to everything and on the train line

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"The place to be buying NOW!"

Edgy, buzzy yet quiet at the right time.

A short walk to the city, access to many retail outlets plus cafe central - Potts Point has it all. The best areas to live in this chic pocket of Sydney are Rockwall Crescent, Challis Avenue and St Neot Avenue.

Potts Point is unique - much sought after and the capital gain over the next few years will be significant. I love living here and can't imagine being anywhere else - it is a wonderful sense of belonging in wonderful edge of Sydney.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"an interesting "sightseeing" place"

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"Unique & Uber-chic"

Potts Point has true personality. Few places so effortlessly fuse modern urban edginess with a genuine respect for the quaint heritage styles of yesteryear.
From young, single executives to life-loving empty-nesters, this suburb has it all. Transport is a breeze, cafes and restaurants are relaxed and everywhere oozes style in a fashionably unpretentious way. The city and harbour are within walking distance and the town has an unbeatable energy that will leave you captivated.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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"Where seedy and swanky coincide"

King's Cross has long been acknowledged as Sydney's seediest part of town, from the well known 'wall' (nearby Darlinghurst) where prostitutes flaunt their wares to the nightclubs (and strip clubs) of the main drag. The irony is that while the reputation remains, King's Cross is slowly being taken over by the cashed up city workers who crave its convenient location close to town.

King's Cross, for all its filth (and there was, by all accounts, plenty of that... all the drugs, sex and assorted bad behaviour that goes along with any self respecting red light district) was actually comprised of a rich tapestry of eclectic, off-beat Sydneysiders and had an underlying charm in its Victorian mansions and quite elegant streetscapes.

Old Victorian Sydney is, in Kings Cross, posited against the neon flashing of the ostentatious Coca Cola sign which is so distinctive of 'The Cross'. Anyone interested in King's Cross or Sydney's Victorian past would be well advised to get hold of a copy of 'Aunts Up The Cross' by Robin Dalton.

King's Cross is conveniently served by buses and trains. The Eastern train line from Town Hall or Martin Place will quickly take you to 'The Cross', just a few stops out of the centre of Sydney.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
rebeccac18
rebeccac18

Potts Point is not Kings Cross

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"Kings Cross - famous or infamous, still a lot of fun."

Kings Cross certainly has a history and is one of the most visited places outside the CBD apart from Bondi Beach. Only a short bus ride from the city Kings cross is always busy and is a hive of excitement. The place really comes to life at night with entertainment of all types and there is usually something to suite most tastes in you are into exciting nightlife. Don’t miss the El Alamein Fountain, Harry’s Café de Wheels, visit the Garden Island Naval Base or check out the many nightclubs and restaurants in the area. There is plenty of accommodation to suit most budgets from backpacker to high class hotels. See the lights and enjoy the atmosphere.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"The "red-light" district of Sydney"

Kings Cross is famously known to be the "red-light" district of Sydney. It is renown for it's brothels and strip clubs around the area. Often, the brothels are very low-key and they just resemble your typical Victoria terrace house. I once did a study tour around this area and was shown a couple of innocent looking houses and they all turned out to be brothels.

However, The Cross is not just known for its seedy business. There are plenty to do around the area. Walk down Darlinghurst Road and you can see many restaurants, adult shops, kebab shops, backpackers hostels and the famous fountain. Kings Cross is easily accessible by train and buses. A trip via train between The Cross and the city will only take about fifteen to twenty minutes. It is a very convenient suburb if you can live with it's reputation and street workers. That said, many young working professionals have progressively moved into the neighbouring suburb of Potts Point (just a street away from The Cross) due to it's proximity to the city.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
Kristain77
Kristain77

Nice review. Kings Cross is very famous place in Sydney. <a href="http://www.australiavoyage.net/kings-cross-sydney.html">Kings Cross Sydney</a> is known as area of crime along with prostitution, with stylish and famous hotels and restaurants.

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