Over the past 20 years, Newtown has evolved into a bustling, vibrant hub of the inner west, whilst still retaining the eclectic side that was the initial attraction for many. It has had an enormous transformation and is now a popular suburb for people to live by choice rather than affordability, which was the reason many came years ago. Many who initially moved here, as it was where they could afford have stayed due to what the suburb offers which has aided enormously in the gentrification of the area.A diverse demographic due to it’s proximity to the city, public transport options education facilities and lifestyle, Newtown is considered an area without ‘ego’. Centrally divided by King Street which hosts an enormous variety and quantity of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops it is considered an eating and shopping mecca! One of the toughest decisions locals have to make is where to eat and buy their coffee as they are now spoilt by choice! Dendy Theatre provides films whilst there are a few smaller Theatres providing live performances.
Of course, the legendary Enmore Theatre offers an enormous range of performances and concerts for adult and children including The Wiggles. Great schools on offer including Newtown Performing Arts which many have moved into the area so their children can attend. Primary Schools include Camdenville, Australia Street, Newtown Public and North Newtown.
Dotted throughout the area there are numerous kids’ playgrounds the size of an average houseblock. Larger parks and frequented by locals are Hollis Park in North Newtown, St Stephens or Camperdown Memorial Park is bordered by Australia, Lennox and Church Streets and is the home of the annual Newtown Festival. Enormous Sydney Park, at the southern end of King Street is a great place to wander, ride, walk the dog (leashfree) and feed the ducks & swans.
There is a bike Education Centre so is a safe environment for kids to learn the road rules. There is a central Kiosk for convenience. All are regular haunts of Mothers Groups, book groups and friends meeting up. Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, located in Newtown Square opposite train Station (Bedford Street/Australia Streets near Police Station) offers a wide range of essential Community and Women’s Services.
About Prue Holcombe:
A local resident with an immense wealth of knowledge and vast real estate experience, dedicated to delivering the best result in a stress free manner. Offering straightforward advice, delivered with integrity, in a professional and friendly manner which puts both sellers and buyers at ease