Suburb Profile

Balmain

Buzzing with restaurants, wine bars and cafés…

Balmain residents are among an elite group of high earners in Sydney, and one suspects a good chunk of their income is spent on renovations.

Homes across the suburb have undergone architect-designed extensions and up-market remodeling, rendering Balmain’s working class roots to the pages of history. Victorian terraces and workers’ cottages still dominate the streets, but behind many of the restored facades you’ll find contemporary, open-plan living spaces opening to landscaped courtyards and gardens.

Free-standing homes, limited in number, tend to command the highest prices – higher still if they come with a harbour view or parkside locale. Units in 1970s walk-up blocks are generally the most affordable.

Although often a snarl of slow-moving traffic, the Darling Street shopping strip is popular. Buzzing with restaurants, wine bars, cafés, galleries and boutiques there are also weekly markets in the grounds of St Andrews church. For city commuters, choose between ferry and bus transport or it’s a four kilometre drive to the CBD.

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Market Snapshot – Balmain July 2019