Concord is one of the most desirable suburbs of the Inner West, offering a relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle. Nicknamed the “Parkland Suburb”, Concord has twelve parks covering 25% of its 5 square km area. The suburb demographic is dominated by 52% of its residents being couples with children – Concord is the perfect place to live and raise a family. Concord is a melting pot of cultures. At the 2011 census it was found that the 42.2 % of residents speak a language other than English at home, with mother tongues including Italian, Greek, Mandarin, Cantonese and Arabic. The suburb’s school include Concord Public School, Mortlake Public School, St Mary’s Primary School, and Concord High.
Concord is the perfect suburb for families with children both primary school age and growing into young adults, with a range of primary schools that are easy to commute to, and Concord High School’s well-known and successful Gifted and Talented education program. The City of Canada Bay Museum lies in Bent Street, displaying precious items of Australia and Sydney’s past, including original material from the First and Second World Wars as well as Arnott’s and Bushells memorabilia.
The famous Victa lawnmower was invented in a Concord garage in 1952, and the original Victa mower can be found at the Museum.
Concord is also home to heritage sites such as the Thomas Walker Estate, now part of Concord Hospital. With the Yaralla Cottages on the Walker Estate and the Yaralla House itself in neighbouring Concord West, the City of Canada Bay Heritage Society works to preserve these precious Edwardian estates that bring up Concord’s name in important tales of Sydney’s history. Walker Estate now makes up part of Concord Hospital, a great general hospital just a short drive away from any house.
Concord’s commercial area features a fantastic shopping strip on Majors Bay Road, with a variety of restaurants and cafés which offer Japanese, Thai, Lebanese, Italian, Greek, French, and other wholesome food choices. Also home to doctors practices, gyms, physiotherapy centres, chemists, beauty salons, a Blockbuster, and a huge Coles, Majors Bay Road has everything a resident needs, all in one place. There is also a small shopping strip on the way to Cabarita Park.
The Concord Carnival has been held on Majors Bay Road around October over past years, but moved to Greenlees Park on Ian Parade for 2014. Concord boasts a state-of-the-art library on Wellbank Street with a wide range of books in languages other than English and weekly activities for babies, schoolchildren and the elderly.
Concord’s best parks include Queen Elizabeth Park, Majors Bay Reserve, Concord Golf Course, Massey Park, Cintra Park, and Central Park on Wellbank Street. Many of these parks serve as excellent venues for sport, and fresh produce markets are held twice a month at St Luke’s Park near Concord High School.
Sydney Buses connects Concord to the city with the 439 and L39 routes; to Mortlake, Breakfast point, Cabarita and Burwood with the 462, 463, 464 and 466; to Ryde and Macquarie with the 458 and 459. The M41 also runs through the suburb, taking residents to the new business district and university area of Macquarie. Concord serves as a link between the traditional city CBD and the bustling and developing business areas of Macquarie and Ryde.
About Umit Talarico
Umit Talarico is mobile mortgage broker in Concord. She has been successfully running her own mortgage business for the past 6 years. Being a mother of 3 beautiful girls, her job not only suits her lifestyle with flexibility, it also suits being a busy working mum to know how to help other families. She also runs the Inner West branch of the now international Business in Heels women’s network and is a strong believer that “women do it differently” when it comes to networking and being a connector. For more information visit www.premierlending.com.au