Waterloo is an inner-city neighbourhood that’s full of juxtapositions. Fast emerging as a stylish address, Waterloo is situated on the edge of expansive Moore Park. Warehouse cafés, art galleries and designer stores are becoming the norm in a neighbourhood that still has echoes of its industrial, working-class past.
As new developments continue to shoot up throughout Waterloo, professionals, students and the expat community will continue to flock to this neighbourhood. Government housing on the eastern side of Waterloo aside, young families and professionals are moving in to take advantage of the work/life balance this neighbourhood offers.
Sprawling apartment complexes with cutting-edge design have sprung up on the eastern side of Bourke Street, attracting professionals, students and expats who enjoy easy access to neighbouring suburbs.
Wander over to the western side of Elizabeth Street where terrace houses and cottages are being renovated whilst other areas are yet to embrace gentrification. Wellington and Phillip Streets and Lenton Parade are lined with tired looking and renovated terrace houses and cottages, whilst government housing complexes are situated around Raglan and George Streets.
Waterloo is a neighbourhood that’s caught in the midst of a game of tug of war. Elements of its industrial and working-class past remain in sharp contrast with the modern apartment complexes along the eastern side of Waterloo. This is a neighbourhood that is becoming a highly valuable part of Sydney.
Danks Street has attracted some big names in the arts and design industries. High-end designer homeware stores sit alongside art galleries in repurposed warehouses and new developments. Amidst all of this is an enviable café and dining scene which offers an array of local and international flavours.
With easy access to neighbouring Moore Park, a network of bike trails and Waterloo Oval, locals can enjoy the great outdoors.
You don’t have to wander too far from home before you’re immersed in other Sydney gems – whether it’s the thriving food destination of Surry Hills or a cultural fix at Carriageworks. Waterloo has everything at its fingertips.