02.02.2022 Suburb Spotlight

Simply The Best: Eastern Suburbs Tops Most Searched List

Simply The Best: Eastern Suburbs Tops Most Searched List

The Sydney housing market remains strong – nowhere more so than the eastern suburbs.

It’s not surprising that the east tops the list of the state’s most searched real estate areas. So what is it that makes the eastern suburbs so desirable?

If you’ve been house hunting in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, you’ll have seen first-hand how strong the market is right now. Despite the pandemic, throughout 2021 and into 2022 competition in the area has been hot and shows little sign of easing.

So it won’t surprise you to learn that the eastern suburbs recently topped the list of the state’s most searched real estate areas. Just what is it, then, that makes the east so desirable?

Home beautiful

Whether you’re looking for an apartment or a freestanding home, the eastern suburbs continues to deliver the best there is. From architect-designed grand designs, to crash pads with a difference.

In fact, strong buyer demand for homes in our area means that seven out of the top ten suburbs with the highest median value homes in the state are in the east, according to CoreLogic. They are:

It’s easy to see why properties in these suburbs generate such interest and competition and go on to command high prices. Stylish and expansive, with gourmet kitchens, water views, pools, tennis courts, guest accommodation and other high-end amenities, they offer just about anything on a homebuyer’s wish list.

Apartments in our area are in demand too. Harbourside Point Piper rates number one for the highest median value apartments in New South Wales.

The range of options available – from beachside to harbourside, from properties near Centennial Park to inner-city pads – further adds to the appeal of this much sought-after area.

City access

In the last two years, there’s been a lot of talk about the pandemic-driven tree- and sea change. However, recent data from Domain shows that people are still drawn to city areas, as the eastern suburbs’ top billing on the search list shows.

Proximity to the CBD is a key factor. Drive time from Double Bay, for example, is less than 10 minutes, while trains run through Kings Cross, Edgecliff and the major hub of Bondi Junction.

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With stops at Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Darling Point and Garden Island, the ferry is a fast and beautifully scenic way to connect with Circular Quay and the city.
But it’s not just access to the city that’s such a drawcard – there’s that famed eastern suburbs lifestyle.

An enviable lifestyle

In the wake of the pandemic, “lifestyle” has become one of the real estate’s great buzzwords. And the eastern suburbs offers an attractive array of options that put it firmly at the top of many buyers’ lists.

The star of the show is of course the water. With iconic surf beaches, picturesque harbour coves and sparkling water views, there’s something for everyone.

Then there’s the food. Head to Fred’s at Paddington or Sean’s Panorama in Bondi to sample dishes that have gained the chef’s hat nod of approval from the Australian Good Food Guide. Or take the ferry to Circular Quay for the renowned Bennelong and Quay restaurants. Get along to Neil Perry’s new venture, Margaret, in Double Bay, or the Sydney institution that is Catalina. Plus you’ll find great cafes, casual eateries and bars at every turn.

Some of Sydney’s best shopping is to be found in the eastern suburbs. Westfield Bondi Junction covers the basics and more, and places like Double Bay and Paddington deliver on upmarket boutiques, jewellers, homewares and other designer stores.

Top marks in education

Many families are attracted to the eastern suburbs for its excellent schools.

Better Education ranks schools according to academic results, with many primary and high schools in the east towards the top of the list. Schools gaining top marks include:

  • Woollahra Public School, Woollahra
  • Sydney Grammar School, Darlinghurst
  • Ascham School, Edgecliff
  • Randwick Public School, Randwick
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Paddington
  • Kambala, Rose Bay
  • St Catherine’s School, Waverley
  • Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill
  • Kincoppal-Rose Bay
  • The Scots College, Bellevue Hill.

Looking for your perfect place in the eastern suburbs? Call my experienced team today.