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As a suburb 5km west of the Sydney CBD, Leichhardt is a very convenient place to live. It is in the local government area of the Municipality of Leichhardt. It is commonly known as “Little Italy” due to the fact that there is a substantial amount of Italians in the area. It is popular suburb for property investment.
It is very close to the CBD being 5-10 minute drive away. It has a lot of well-known cafes down the famous Norton Street. This is great because there is a well-known hub in the suburb where people can meet. The strong Italian heritage gives Leichhardt a lot of credibility as an area.
There is a big variety in Leichhardt in terms of property. Modern houses are in demand. The apartments would be for younger people with limited budgets and the modernised houses are popular for families.
The most common properties are single fronted brick homes as some of the old buildings still remain standing and also renovated apartments and new houses follow closely behind and are bound to catch up.
Blackmore and Leichhardt Oval are both used to play sports such as rugby (NRL) and baseball. There is a yearly Italian fiesta on the famous Norton Street to celebrate the Italian heritage of the area. Speaking of Norton Street, this street is the place where everything is happening every day with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops all being in abundance. A few other things to do include seeing the walking trails, the aquatic centre and the Leichhardt cinema. If you are still looking for more you can go out to Stanmore and Haberfield for some fun.
The local industry is mainly Professional, Scientific and Technical Services which had over 1000 people employed in 2011.
The train station is very close to the centre of the suburb which can take you into the CBD. There are also many bus routes which can take you into the CBD and neighbouring suburbs. And also there are taxis available all the time.
Norton Street is undoubtedly the number one road of “Little Italy”. Other noticeable arteries include Marion Street, Styles Street and Balmain Road.
Carlisle Street would be a great street to invest in as it is near Norton Street which is the main hub of this area but this street is more down the quiet end so you can enjoy the luxuries of Norton Street while having peace and quiet in your property. It is a tree lined street which gives the street a nice aesthetic appeal as well which would increase the value.
The Sydney buyers agents office is approximately a nice 20 minute drive from Leichhardt. If you are looking to invest in some property in “Little Italy”, nobody knows it better than Metropole’s buyers agents.
Michael Yardney is one of the biggest names in property investment in Australia. He has written for just about every property magazine, newspaper and website in the country. He is also the owner of Metropole’s buyers agents in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.