Suburb Spotlight: Bondi Junction
From tranquil parklands, nearby beaches, city access and great transport, to being a hub for shopping and entertainment – Bondi Junction has it all.
Bondi Junction locals enjoy the best of both worlds – they have easy access to transport, shopping and amenities while being surrounded by tranquil parklands and close to some of Sydney’s best beaches.
Besides being home to a fantastic shopping mecca and entertainment, from Bondi Junction you can stroll to world-famous Bondi Beach or Centennial Park or hop on a train or bus into the CBD, which is a mere 6km away.
‘The Junction’, as it’s known to locals, is surrounded by the suburbs of Queens Park, Centennial Park, Bellevue Hill, Woollahra and Bondi, which all have plenty of appeal too, yet has its own great restaurants, cafes and bars for when you want to stay close to home.
It’s urban but beachy. We explore everything you need to know about this premium suburb, that is vibrant, bustling and super close to everything.
‘Bondi’ is an Aboriginal word which, roughly translated, means ‘waves breaking over rock’. The term ‘Bondi Junction’ was coined in the late 1800s, when the city’s new steam tram lines were extended to Bondi Beach and Bronte with the junction of the two lines meeting at the corner of what is now Oxford Street and Bronte Road. By 1930, with the subdivision of surrounding suburbs, Bondi Junction had grown into a major commercial and entertainment centre.
Population snapshot: Who lives in Bondi Junction
With its abundance of units, townhouses and apartments, Bondi Junction is popular with singles, professional couples and empty nesters, although plenty of families live here too. As of the 2016 Census, there were 9,445 residents living in Bondi Junction, with a median age of 35 years.
The current median price for a house in Bondi Junction is $1,900,000 or $1,026,710 for a unit. Based on five years of sales, Bondi Junction has seen a compound growth rate of 3.2% for houses and 2.4% for units.
5 reasons locals love it
1. Sensational shopping
Fashionistas and bargain hunters alike flock to Bondi Junction to shop ‘til they drop with every imaginable type of store to be found in and around the massive Westfield Bondi Junction, from high-end designers to technology, pet stores or kids clothing and toys. Groceries are available in Westfield or Eastpoint. Oxford Street’s outdoor mall is also home to boutiques, high-end homewares and The Junction Markets on Wednesday through Friday weekly.
2. The great outdoors
Surrounded by Queens Park, Centennial Park, and Waverly Park, Bondi Junction is certainly not short of green spaces. Picnic, run, jog or cycle in the 189-hectares of parklands at Centennial Park, take the kids to the popular Waverley Park Playground, or enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline from lovely Queen’s Park, which is set in a natural amphitheatre. Cooper Park with its bushland trails is just down the hill, and Bondi Junction is just 3km from Bondi Beach with several of Sydney’s other most loved beaches, Bronte, Coogee and Tamarama, close by too.
3. Great transport connections and amenities
A social lifestyle is easy to maintain when you live in Bondi Junction. Bondi Junction Train Station and Interchange is a huge transport hub, making it easy to get pretty much wherever you need to go to the city. Waverley Library on Denison Street, Bondi Junction offers an extensive collection and services from private meeting rooms to children’s events and activities. In amongst the shops, you’ll find cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants.
4.Diverse housing mix
Bondi Junction offers a great mix of affordable units, townhouses, Victorian terraces and high-rise apartments. From Federation-era family homes close to the park to modern luxury apartments with spectacular views down over the harbour, there’s something to suit most tastes here.
5. The Lifestyle
For those who crave nature, beaches and parklands but still need easy access to the CBD and urban amenities, Bondi Junction can be an ideal location. Dine out at local restaurants, cafes, and bars, go surfing at the weekend and take the pooch for a morning run in the park.
If Bondi is on your watch list, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.