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Where do Sydneysiders want to live? A brief expose on Sydney’s most “liveable” suburbs

By Danielle Banton

If you were wondering what exactly “livability” refers to…The Philips Center for Health and Well-being call it a vision of the three important and interlinked ingredients: Resilience (city into the natural environment), Inclusiveness (social cooperation of residents) and Authenticity (sense of pride and belonging of those who live there).

Director at Ray White Double Bay and local Sydney property expert Craig Pontey believes that liveability is very subjective, however in his experience he has found that “Most Sydneysiders are adapting to a denser environment based on apartment living as long as amenities and public transport are part of the new urban neighbourhood”. He went on to sayrestaurants and cafes, shopping, arts and culture, and schools are vital in determining what most Sydneysiders consider liveable.

It comes as no surprise that Sydney is routinely ranked among the world’s most liveable cities. But which are the most liveable parts of Sydney? Whilst there are a few surprises, the Eastern Suburb’s Surrey Hills, Potts Point and Randwick are high on the list, having very central locations that are equally beautiful and convenient.

List produced by social research firm McCrindle for the Urban Taskforce Australia:


1 Crows Nest – Waverton

2 Surry Hills

3 Pyrmont – Ultimo

4 Marrickville

5 Potts Point – Woolloomooloo

6 North Sydney – Lavender Bay

7 Randwick

8 Chatswood (East) – Artarmon

9 Leichhardt – Annandale

10 Neutral Bay – Kirribilli

11 Hornsby – Waitara

12 Newtown – Camperdown – Darlington

13 Parramatta – Rosehill

14 Darlinghurst

15 Waterloo – Beaconsfield

If you are looking for a property in one of Sydney’s most liveable suburbs contact Craig at Ray White Double Baycpontey@raywhite.com

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