Suburb Spotlight: Woollahra Village
If you are lucky enough to live in the area known as Woollahra Village you know that this area has so much to offer, including its village-in-a-city setting.
Of all the desirable pockets in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, this is one of the very best. The area is home to some of Sydney’s most exquisite heritage and contemporary architecture, a great café culture, plenty of nearby fine dining, and one of the city’s most charming shopping strips.
There isn’t a street in elegant Woollahra that wouldn’t make for a prime residence, but the pocket known to locals as “Woollahra Village” is certainly one of the most sought after. This lovely section of inner-city Woollahra, bordered by Oxford Street, Edgecliff Road and Jersey Road, is highly desired by many segments of buyers and with good reason.
Population snapshot: Who lives in Woollahra
Woollahra a tightly held area in the eastern suburbs that is popular with affluent, mature established homeowners. As of the 2016 Census, there were 54,240 residents reported in Woollahra, including 13,356 families.
Sales price snapshot: Property prices rising
Six out of ten of the top property sales in Woollahra of all time – not just through Ben Collier but via any agency – are located in the village area of Woollahra. In June 2018, we sold 157 Queen Street for the highest price ever achieved in the village. Median property prices over the last year in Woollahra have ranged from $3,125,000 for houses to $1,300,000 for units. Based on five years of sales, Woollahra has seen a compound growth rate of 9.2% for houses and 9.9% for units according to data from realestate.com.au.
Our current listings
86 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
7.5 metre wide modern terrace with four-bedrooms on 290 sqm.
17 Moncur Street
On 202 sqm, this three-bedroom terrace is all light and style.
22 Nelson Street
This five-bedroom grand Victorian manor is an impressive heritage home.
16 Holdsworth Street
A creative redesign gave this three-bedroom sandstone terrace a contemporary feel.
5 reasons the locals love Woollahra Village
Queen Street shops
Queen Street is a picturesque, tree-lined street that’s renowned for its wonderful shops and is a lifestyle destination in its own right. Here you’ll find some of Sydney’s most stylish and oldest boutiques stocking exclusive international labels, as well as interior designers, art galleries, independent bookstores and elegant homewares. Recently we have seen Infinite Design, led by well-known interior designer, Michelle Macarounas open a collaboration pop up space with M Contemporary, Tim Olsen and Cult Furniture in Queens Court stocking leading edge furniture, art and styling pieces. In addition, it is great to see the re-development of the old Zigolinis building happening, which will see the movement of Aquel (originally Riada Boutique) from Queens Court, into a brand new luxury boutique in 2020.
Locals young and old love the Woollahra Holdsworth Community Centre, which does wonderful work supporting vulnerable members of the community. It features a popular playground, park and local playgroup.
Café culture and dining
Residents love their weekend café ritual and they’re kept well fed and caffeinated with many excellent local cafes. Luxe Cafe in Queens Court is a popular spot for meeting friends and families all through the week and the lively Flat White café is not short of great wining and dining either. Refined French restaurant Bistro Moncur as well as celebrity chef Matt Moran’s Chiswick restaurant with its seasonal produce garden are both iconic restaurants in the Woollahra scene. Close by the Woollahra Hotel is about to undergo a major development. The Wine Library on Oxford Street, where you can choose from over 350 hand-picked drops, is also close to hand.
Perfect for downsizers
Woollahra village has smaller block sizes on average compared to most of the properties found north of Edgecliff Road. Downsizers also love that the tree-lined streets in and around this area are relatively level compared with other parts of the suburb, making it truly walkable.
Centennial Park, Paddington and Bondi Junction access
This tranquil precinct offers easy access to plenty of urban attractions, including the pubs, shops and cafes of Paddington and the shopping mecca that is Bondi Junction. Not to mention, of course, you have Sydney’s premier parklands on your doorstep.
If Woollahra is on your watch list, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.