Marrickville is truly the up and coming suburb where you can still nab a great bargain on your hunt for Inner West Real estate.
A true cultural melting pot, Marrickville is a diverse community with a great mix of residents. It is here you will find young families having found a spacious home with a traditional back-yard, living side-by-side with immigrants from the ’60′s having lived in their home for 50 years. This makes Marrickville the most interesting and culturally diverse suburb in Sydney.
Marrickville is also a great place to look if you are finding Newtown real estate does not fit within your budget. Particularly if you are on your hunt for a family home with a little more space inside and out.
In your search for Marrickville real estate, you will be surprised by the great community vibe in the main street hub and surrounding spokes. The area is well serviced by libraries and public facilities and it is well serviced by public transport. There is also the Marrickville Metro where there are several supermarkets and Kmart.
For families, the Marrickville area is a great choice. There plenty of spacious, clean parks that are well maintained by the council, including the water play park on Illawarra Rd. There are many choices for day care, both council and privately run. There are great pre-schools, primary schools and high schools within the vicinity.
The area is know for great food outlets and restaurants with so many cuisines to choose from. There are terrific Vietnamese restaurants available and can recommend the new and highly acclaimed Bau Truong. Then there is the Old Thanh Huong if you are looking for unbelievable food, laminated tables and a family atmosphere (the honey pepper prawns are a must). Then there are the great Marrickville Cafes, try the Post and Cafe New Deli on Marickville Rd.
Marrickville real estate is not just a place for families. It is a great place to start for first home owners or young couples. The entry price for units, small houses and townhouses is not cost prohibitive, it is currently a very accessible market. And for those without kids – or even those with kids who have a babysitter, there are increasing options after dark in the Marrickville area.
There are a growing number of wine bars operating on the main strip offering a relaxed alternative to pubs. Check out the Marrickville Road Cafe. Great food and cafe during the day, at night it turns into funky wine bar. Several nights a week they have a band.
The area also represents a great investment for those looking to invest. There is a continuous high demand for rentals, particularly with regards to inner west property. Again, it offers an affordable alternative to some of the more populated inner west real estate areas such as Newtown.
So Marrickville is certainly losing its ‘brawler’ image. It is certainly the biggest secret in the Inner West real estate market. Make the most of the timing before the secret gets out. There is still time to grab that spacious home with a back yard at an affordable price.
Call us for an informal chat if you are looking to sell your Marrickville home or looking for property in the area. Contact Glenn Regan on 9551 2111.