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Welcome to the oh so cool inner-city suburbs of Zetland and Rosebery

If one corner of Sydney was to be handed the crown for greatest transformation, it would have to be the dynamic Green Square district just south of the CBD. Once home to austere factories and bleak warehouses, the now in-demand suburbs of Rosebery and Zetland have been completely reimagined for the best of inner-city living and experienced solid property price growth in the process.

According to CoreLogic data, the September 2021 median unit price in Rosebery was $850,000 with an annual capital growth of 5.07 per cent and an average weekly rent of $560. In Zetland, the median unit price was $860,000 with 4.31 per cent growth in a year and rent was $600 a week.

This coveted community has replaced its industrial streetscapes with trendy eateries, stylish boutiques, five-star hotels and contemporary apartment buildings conveniently located between the city and the airport.

The gentrification of Zetland

Zetland was a little-known commercial suburb just over a decade ago, flying so far under the radar that many Sydneysiders couldn’t have pinpointed it on a map. Today, the vibrant inner-city hub 4kms south of the CBD has all the ingredients of a suburb that has truly arrived.

The East Village shopping and dining precinct is a vibrant area where residents and visitors can eat their way around the globe from China to Mexico, enjoy a drink at one of the pubs or bars, visit the local gym or enrol their little ones in daycare.

Thanks to a host of new residential developments in the neighbourhood, Zetland residents are also spoiled for choice with modern beautifully landscaped green spaces including dog-friendly parks, leafy streets and dedicated cycleways.

And as one of the best-connected locations in Sydney, Zetland is the perfect address for inner-city dwellers who want the world at their doorstep with the airport just 7 kms away and the sand of Coogee Beach only 6.5kms by car or bus.

Rosebery has been reborn

Much like its once gritty neighbour, Rosebery has experienced a residential revitalisation that has placed it front and centre of the arts and food scene of south Sydney. No longer a centre for manufacturing, the popular postcode still proudly holds onto a hint of its industrial past.

The Cannery, one of the go-to destinations in Rosebery for food, drink and homewares, was the heritage headquarters of Australia’s iconic Rosella soups. Now it houses modern-day food, furniture and fashion influencers such as Three Blue Ducks cafe, Black Star Pastry, Archie Rose gin distillery, The Academy Brand clothing and Koskela interiors. Even the much-loved Gelato Messina sits just across the road.

The green jewel in Rosebery’s crown is the expansive Turruwul Park where residents can enjoy a grand 2.5ha reserve featuring playing fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, children’s playground and a free sheltered barbecue area. Golfing aficionados are also well-placed to discover four courses including The Australian Golf Club, Eastlake Golf Club, The Lakes Golf Club and Bonnie Doon Golf Club.

Located 6km south of the CBD and 5.2kms from the airport, Rosebery is well connected with a choice of transport options and commuter links for ease of travel around Sydney.


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