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Enmore is 6km southwest from the Sydney CBD. It’s a small inner city suburb, lined with narrow streets, laneways and character homes. The character homes are mainly detached, and there are also a few two storey terraced homes.
The surburb has a lovely village feel, similar to that of its neighbours, Newtown and Erskineville. Just like those neighbours, it is also undergoing the gentrification process, but it is not as far down the path of renewal as Erskineville or Newtown.
Enmore is a desirable and trendy location. It has an eclectic mix of people who are attracted by the arts, culture, interesting homes and the inner city lifestyle. The popular Enmore Theatre is situated here, well known for its live shows and comedy acts.
The majority of shops are on Enmore Road, but there is more extensive shopping at the nearby Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre.
There are no primary or high schools her, however the Enmore Campus of the TAFE Design Centre is situated on Edgeware Road.
There are two highly sought after schools in the immediate area; Newington College is in neighbouring Stanmore and the Newtown High School of Performing Arts is approximately 1 km away.
There is a bus service in Enmore and there are two train stations within walking distance; Newtown and St. Peters stations.
Enmore has very limited green open space but Enmore Park is located in neighbouring Marrickville. This park is large and is popular with families and pet owners. For those who prefer water activities, Enmore Park also has an aquatic centre.
Why you should buy here
- Undervalued suburb, close to the city.
- Adjacent the prime suburb of Stanmore, with its character style homes on wide, tree-lined streets.
- There are many renovation opportunities due to the high percentage of character homes in the area.
- Enmore’s proximity to the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital attracts many people to this suburb.
Areas to focus on
Target you search around close proximity to Enmore Road. This location is at one of the highest points in this suburb, and buying property close to this road can provide the owner with elevated views. Focus on character properties with off-street parking.
Areas to avoid
Living on Enmore Road itself is not recommended, as it’s the main road running through this suburb and is a vibrant commercial area. Edgeware Road and Liberty Street are also qiuite busy.
Happy House Hunting!
Written by Peter Koulizos, university lecturer, author and buyers advocate.