A suburb with plenty of character without being pretentious, Marrickville is trendy and has one of the best dining scenes in all of Sydney.
It’s still got a bit of authentic grit despite its large ongoing developments, and offers a solid balance between city access, diversity of housing types and enjoyable public spaces. For the younger and establishing crowd, it’s an excellent choice in the Inner West.
Great offer of local pubs and bars, nightclubs, live music, theatre and cinemas
Good number of parking spaces, average cost of street parking, average speed and road quality, and perception of road rage
Easy access to supermarkets, local shops, and convenience stores
Accessing gyms, local parks and public spaces, sporting facilities and swimming centres, walkways and cycleways in the suburb
Quick access to train, buses and ferries
Local lively markets, large shopping centres and boutique shops
Stroll along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads to see some creative street art. At the heart of Marrickville is the Addison Road Community Centre, a hub of culture, diversity and sustainability, and the home to the popular Marrickville Market which opens on Sundays with everything from organic fruit to handmade goods.
Vietnamese, Greek, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese, Lebanese, Turkish, Spanish and modern Australian are among the funky eateries.
Pho PHD, the Corinthian Greek Rotisserie, and Paesanella Food Emporium are the highlights of Marrickville Road, while Illawarra Rd has Marrickville Pork Roll with the best banh mi in Sydney. A seriously good cafe scene comes to life in warehouse spaces turned into coffee roasters, like Coffee Alchemy, Roastville Coffee and Ona Coffee.
6 Months +
Close to transport
High speed internet
Close to restaurants and bars