A great place to live with an easy relaxed family friendly vibe. Having been first established in 1901 through Richard Stanton’s vision and based on the City Beautiful Movement, Haberfield was designed as a “Model Suburb” and soon became known as “The Garden Suburb”. The aim was to ensure fresh air, no overlooking and access to natural sunlight. Today Haberfield has held onto its wide tree-lined streets, neighbourly gardens and period architecture. The truth is that most people that move to Haberfield, very rarely move out of the suburb again and any wonder as it is surrounded by parks, has easy access to the city via the light rail and buses and has a lovely relaxed multicultural inner west feel with a strong Italian influence. Today the entire suburb is heritage listed as a Conservation Area and is proudly part of The Register of The National Estate of Australia. With most homes occupying an average of 700sqm lots it is easy to see why it is so popular with families. The homes tend to be large single level and are mostly of the Federation and Californian Bungalow eras with easy parking. Haberfield village is a foodie’s mecca if you are looking for that perfect Italian coffee, baked ricotta cheesecake or award winning handmade fresh pasta, we have it all. There are traditional Italian bakeries (but get there early and join the queue) pasticcerias, speciality cheese shops, delis, pizzerias with an aim to provide the freshest of produce and an endless supply of all things Italian.
If you walk down the main street of the village you will see small groups of Italian men in deep discussion or just watching those that are passing by, or groups of mum’s and families sitting on the side walk cafes enjoying a treat and their morning coffee with their fresh vegies for that evenings meal, you will really love the flavour Haberfield has to offer. Haberfield has great amenities all just a little over 8 kms from the downtown Sydney, with an abundancy of very family friendly parks, cycle ways, the famous Bay Run, both public and private tennis courts, early child care centres and three local schools two public: Dobroyd Point Public and Haberfield Public School and St Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School. Pack a picnic or have a BBQ down at Richard Murden Reserve while the kids enjoy the children’s playground or bring your tennis racquets and play a spot of tennis at the free courts or shoot some hoops at the netball or basketball courts, ample parking. Grab a few friends and have an impromptu game of soccer at Algie Park. Pop on your runners and run the bay it is only 7 kms. Summing up Haberfield the vibe is a very relaxed, family friendly environment with a lovely multicultural mix with an overtone of Italian influences, a great place to raise a family in.
About Henriette Masmeyer
Henriette of Ray White Haberfield has been a resident local for nearly 25 years. Call her on 0419 24 33 99 to discuss the area and all that it offers.