Offering Sydney a taste of Italy is what Leichhardt is renowned for. Norton Street boasts an extensively delicious array of charming cafes, family-run restaurants and a readily available source of great produce from the local grocer, demonstrating the suburb’s foundations upon a love of culture and good food. With a few small steps into Leichhardt’s cultural hub, ‘The Forum’, its piazza-styled design and plethora of available cafes and restaurants overlooked by apartments offers a true taste of Italy. But a satisfied appetite is not the only thing to offer in this developing suburb.
Aside from Leichhardt’s culinary delights, the suburb offers an incredible variety of comforts and facilities to suit every age. The Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre and recently renovated Palace Cinema are particular favourites of children and parents alike, with Leichhardt Library and café/bookstore Berkelouw Books being popular choices for lovers of literature.
The expanse of retail stores combined with two shopping centres, Norton Plaza & Leichhardt Market Place alongside 3 schools ensures that all in one location, the essentials are available. For the youngest family members, Pioneers Memorial Park on Norton Street, along with 36th Battalion Park on Hill Street, Wangal Nura Park on Flood Street & One Mile Park on Ernest Street offer not only expansive recreational areas, but impressive playground equipment for the kids to unleash their energy on! Added basketball hoops and soccer goals at Wangal Nura Park, and BBQs with tabled entertaining areas at One Mile Park, ensure that Leichhardt’s park facilities keep all ages thoroughly entertained!
With its ever-growing popularity as a leading inner-west suburb, the area is a perfect blend of older and younger generations, and is perfect for families at any stage. Bordered by suburbs similar in rich culture and history such as Annandale, Haberfield, Lilyfield, Petersham and Stanmore, Leichhardt has so much to offer you’ll never feel the need to leave. If you do however plan to travel beyond Leichhardt’s borders, transportation is of no concern. Easily accessible by bus with direct routes into and away from the city, Leichhardt also offers a light rail station as part of the new Metro Light Rail service.
Whilst the suburb itself does not have a train station, Petersham station is just a suburb away making trips to and from the city a painless process. Located just 5km from the city, Leichhardt boasts a spectacular position within the inner-western region. Many major roads lead to Leichhardt. Its Norton Street epicentre is straddled by the bustling Parramatta road at one end, and the combined appeal of the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre and Iron Cove Bay Run at the other, the perfect balance of city rush and suburban serenity is open to individuals and families alike.
Rebecca Morgan is an Inner West Mum to two very active boys. Living in Leichhardt with her office in Strathfield South, Rebecca is a local who LOVES the inner west and all it has to offer. A personable and professional Finance Broker, Rebecca is passionate about helping people meet their financial goals.