The Inner West

local_innerwestWith over 17 kilometres of harbour foreshore to enjoy, it’s hardly surprising that so many Drummoyne area residents spend much of their time outdoors. For some, it may simply mean sweating it out on the famous Bay Run or joining one of the many sailing or rowing clubs in the area. Whatever your energy levels, there’s a waterfront lifestyle in this beautiful area to suit everyone.

You will also find Drummoyne is surprisingly central to most parts of metropolitan Sydney. The CBD is approximately 6 km away over the wonderful Anzac Bridge. Getting to the North Shore is just a short drive over the Gladesville Bridge. What’s more, you’re just a short distance from Parramatta Road if you’re heading West. Then there’s always the Rivercat, travelling all the way along the Parramatta River from Parramatta to Homebush Bay, Drummoyne, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Milsons Point and other stops along the way. The great ferry ride offers a pleasant commuting alternative.

Did we mention that shopping is also a waterfront activity in Drummoyne? Right on the water’s edge, Birkenhead Point is a unique shopping, residential and boating complex. With over 130 factory outlets, it attracts bargain hunters from all over the city. Where else can you do a serious day’s shopping and enjoy a casual meal overlooking the harbour and a busy marina?

Although there is a certain prestige that goes with being a harbourfront suburb, one thing that established residents will readily point out to you is that Drummoyne remains delightfully unpretentious. You will find an interesting cross-section of people with many young families renovating old homes, retirees moving into low-maintenance waterfront developments and singles simply enjoying the convenience of inner-city apartment living.

Also in the Drummoyne area you’ll find the great little Italian food stores and cafes of Haberfield and Five Dock, the tranquility of waterfront Abbotsford and the little known suburbs of Wareemba and Chiswick. Largely industrial until recent times, new residential developments are changing the faces of Abbotsford and Chiswick with these areas enjoying great waterviews across to the Gladesville Bridge, shops, restaurants and a very convenient Rivercat stop