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March 3, 2016updated 26 Oct 2017 4:44pm

Where to live in Sydney

By Codelia Mantsebo

Where to live in Syney

Boasting a stunning harbour complete with Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. Home to the business elite, sportspeople and celebrities, Sydney is famous for housing some of Australia’s wealthiest.

Its beautiful beaches, gorgeous harbour, and warm temperatures are reason enough to relocate but choosing where to live in Sydney can be overwhelming. For a truly lavish lifestyle, moving to Sydney’s suburbs is of first choice. Suburbs are either close to the water, feature heritage homes, or offer large blocks of land. Moving to the neighbourhoods on the harbour provides an exclusive and top end lifestyle, while getting a home close to the city oozes modern luxury. Whatever your preference, Sydney will have a suburb gem for you to reside in.

Point Piper

Where to live in Syney

Situated along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour is Australia’s most exclusive street. Sydney’s exclusive Point Piper is Australia’s most expensive suburb and home to the rich and powerful. The exclusive harbourside enclave is known for its grand mansions and panoramic harbour views, while providing direct beach access. Point Piper makes the perfect place to live for those looking for ultra luxury and private living — it’s quiet, conservative and feels extremely exclusive.



One of Sydney’s most affluent and prestigious suburbs, Vaucluse sits on the South Head peninsula and affords views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Close to the central business district (CBD), and with a trendy and stylish vibe, Vaucluse is as perfect for professionals as it is for families and retirees. There are numerous parks and reserves on the foreshores of the harbour. These include The Hermitage Reserve and Parsley Bay Reserve. Many Sydneysiders visit this area on weekends and enjoy the fabulous views of the harbour while taking the Hermitage Foreshore Walk.



Mosman is one of Sydney’s most elegant, most refined, and most regal neighbourhoods, with its popularity deriving from its manicured storefronts and tidy mansions offering sophistication and serenity along the shores. A suburb of extraordinary natural beauty and visual contrast, Mosman offers excellent views and walks such as the Taronga to Balmoral Walk, part of Sydney Harbour National Park. With its winding beachside promenade walk, Balmoral Beach is also popular for walking, jogging, kayaking or enjoying the beautiful ocean views.

Where to live in Sydney

Watsons Bay

With stunning harbour views and gorgeous beaches, Watsons Bay is a great place to experience some of Sydney’s finest qualities. It is a very prestigious harbour side suburb with a picturesque coastline. The suburbs’ luxury residences and modern houses look to the harbour and the Tasman Sea. Watson’s Bay is a favourite with Sydneysiders and home to one of Australia’s most celebrated seafood restaurants.

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Where to live in Australia

Bellevue Hill
Bellevue Hill is one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs. Manicured lawns stretching out in front of historic mansions are the norm for Bellevue Hill, with California Bungalows, Georgian and Hamptons-style homes prevalent. Casino and media mogul James Packer, actress Toni Collette and former Australian Text cricketer Alan Kippax are among the famous Aussies who live or have lived in Bellevue Hill.

Potts Point


Bordered by Elizabeth Bay and Wooloomooloo Bay, Potts Point offers million-dollar views with a mix of edginess of Kings Cross. Rich with history, culture and sophistication, it is the capital of cafe culture with elegant Art Deco architecture and romantic terrace houses from the 1920s. With access to some of Sydney best bars and restaurants and a short jog to the Royal Botanic Gardens, it’s one of Sydney’s most sought-after spots. For those who enjoy a night out and dining out, Potts Point makes an easy choice on where to live in Sydney, as Darlinghurst Road is very close by, offering a countless number of nightclubs, bars and theatres.

Double Bay

Where to live in Sydney

Another in Sydney’s affluent east, Double Bay has a heavy concentration of high net worth individuals and as a result is sometimes referred to as ‘Double Pay’. Home to lush parks, tree-lined boulevards, grand residences and luxurious penthouses, Double Bay exudes a more relaxed charisma than some of its surrounding suburbs. With classy restaurants, waterfront mansions, floating speedboats, and aromatherapy spas, Double Bay has an ambience of untouchable luxury. This neighbourhood also makes a great location for young professionals to call home.



Famously dubbed ‘Glamarama’ by locals, Tamarama is known to have beautiful people congregate on its beautiful beaches. This beachside suburb tenders dramatic displays of wealth and power. Cascading cliff walks add to this visually stunning suburb’s already stunning landscape. If looking for a sophisticated and serene neighbourhood but not sure where to live in Sydney, Tamarama feels miles away from the city despite its relative proximity.

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