Top ten “hidden gem” suburbs

There are more than 700 suburbs in Sydney, so it’s hardly surprising that many remain relatively unknown. Here is my list of the suburbs we keep a local secret!

  1. Dawes Point – embracing an exclusive harbourside lifestyle within Sydney’s leading arts and cultural precinct. Dawes Point is a suburb of the City of Sydney. Dawes Point is located on the north-western edge of the Sydney central business district, at the southern end of Sydney Harbour Bridge, adjacent to The Rocks
  2. Kirribilli – Scenic harbourside suburb is a convenient base from which to explore the many delights of the cosmopolitan city of Sydney. Just a short walk from Milsons’s Point train station and only one stop away from either Sydney’s CBD or North Sydney CBD, or you can just as easily walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and take in the amazing views. For a more relaxed journey, the ferry stop at Luna Park is also just a 2 minute walk. Kirribilli is one of the most exclusive areas on Sydney Harbour being the home of Kirribilli House, the residence of the Australian Prime Minister and boasts many picturesque walks.
  3. McMahons Point is located 3 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district. McMahons Point sits on the peninsula flanked by Berrys Bay to the west and Lavender Bay to the east. The lower tip of the peninsula is known as Blues Point, which offers expansive views of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour).
  4. Balmoral is a delightful urban locality tucked away in the suburb of Mosman. The locality is mostly known for its beautiful harbour beach, tranquillity and harbour parklands.
  5. Oatley has a lovely village atmosphere, unlike the hustle and bustle of a lot of suburbs. Oatley Railway Station is located 18 kilometres south of the CBD. A quick ride to the City. The area’s main attraction is Oatley Park, it is a tree covered area that is almost completely surrounded by water. It covers an area of about 45 hectares and it is one of the most significant areas of bushland remaining in the St George area.
  6. Como is a secluded gem nestled on the edge of the Georges River. Como is only 40 minutes by train from Como Station to Sydney CBD. It features a tranquil park with an abundance of native flora and fauna. Como is rich in history and heritage.
  7. Sandringham is located 18 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. Only 9km to Sydney Airport. Sandringham is a quiet residential suburb on the western shore of Botany Bay, at the mouth of the Georges River.
  8. Darlington is located about 3 kilometres south of the CBD. Darlington is a small inner suburb bounded by City Road and Cleveland Street to the north, behind Sydney University.
  9. Putney is located 10 kilometres west-northwest of the Sydney central business district on the northern bank of the Parramatta River. A prestige waterside neighbourhood just moments to transport, shops and schools, a hidden gem.
  10. Penrith – Jordan Springs is a master planned community designed around The Penrith Lakes Scheme, a three hectare freshwater lake. Conveniently located just 7kms from the Penrith city centre. Jordan Springs will provide a quick and easy route to the proposed Badgery’s Creek Airport.