Five Dock has so much to offer. Being only 9kms to the CBD, It has a great village feel with quality lifestyle strips in Five Dock and Wareemba. It is accessible via the City West Link and Parramatta Road and still close enough to Victoria Road. There are various walks along the water near Hen and Chicken Bay, the ever popular Bay Walk, great playgrounds, fantastic shopping at Birkenhead Point and Westfield Burwood, the best Italian coffee with great bakeries and a variety of local restaurants to choose from. The beauty of being close to the water and its wonderful community and family feel, makes you never want to leave.
Prices have certainly gone up quite considerably over the last 18 months, as has most areas of Sydney but we are starting to see more and more young families from out of area looking at Five Dock as a more affordable option. You tend to get more for your money, than say areas closer to the city like Leichhardt and Balmain. Five Dock and surrounding suburbs offer more off street parking, wider streets and larger block sizes with decent sized backyards. Gorgeous, solid character homes are a main attraction for families and Canada Bay Council are very reasonable to deal with if buyers want to extend their home and add more value.
Five Dock’s future is looking great and shining bright. There are plans to revitalise Five Dock’s streetscape by planting trees and shrubs down Great North Road, installing new lighting, quality pavements and street furnishings whilst moving the existing power underground. This will definitely enhance the appeal of the area, making it an even more desirable place to live. Five Dock has been heralded as the new ‘little Italy’ with the annual ‘Ferragosto’ festival and has a wonderful range of speciality shops, Italian delicatessens, great gelato and wonderful friendly locals with a great community spirit.
For families Five Dock has numerous daycare centres, its own public primary school located on Henry St and Rosebank which is an independent co-ed catholic high school. Mums and dads at home with their little ones might like to take advantage of two community run playgroups in Five Dock, St Albans Church on Great North Road on Tuesdays from 10am and at All Hallows Church, Halley St on Wednesdays from 9am.
About Fiona Hellams
Fiona is a licensed agent and auctioneer, and an enthusiastic resident of the Inner West. Fiona likes to support local business and gets involved in the community she loves. In her spare time she loves catching up with family and friends, dining out, listening to music and seeing live bands.