Are you considering where to live in Sydney? Sydney is Australia’s largest city with a population of approximately 4.9 million and has the largest natural harbour within Australia which spreads towards the Blue Mountains in the west. Sydney is known for having hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics and boasts a number of spectacular attractions which must be seen. These include the Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Opera house hosts world class acts and is booked out nearly every month with famous orchestras, rock bands, speakers and theatrical pieces. Sydney has a yearly comedy festival which usually takes place in both the Opera house and the State Theatre. Sydney hosts a few festivals throughout the year which include the Sydney Festival in January, the Vivid Light Festival in the middle of winter and loads more. Sydney Seasonal Weather Sydney enjoys mild winters with approximately 340 sunny days a year. The summer season is from December to February and temperatures can reach up to 30 degrees. Season Average Maximum Average Minimum Summer (December–February) 25°C 18°C Autumn (March–May) 22°C 14.5°C Winter (June–August) 17°C 9°C Spring (September–November) 22°C 13°C Where to Live in Sydney? If you are moving to Sydney the information below will give you an idea of where you could potentially live. Newtown Newtown is a suburb of Sydney’s inner West side and is located approximately 4km from the CBD. Enmore Road and King Street together are made up of 9.1 kilometres of over 600 shopfronts. King Street is also known as “Eat Street” due to the amount of cafes, restaurants and galleries. Newtown is served by a number of buses which include 422,426, 428, 423 and the 370. It also has its own train line known as Newtown trailway station. Newtown hosts four festivals throughout the year. These include The Newtown Festival with free live music, events, workshops and stalls, Feastability, which is Newtowns food and wine festsival, which is held on the last Sunday of each month and an alternative festival also held in Septembver called Under the Blue Moon Festival. It comprises of live music, discussions, street performers, entertainment, fashion shows and loads more. The Sydney Fringe festival is a three-week alternative arts festival that was held for the first time in September 2010 at venues in Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville. It is a project of the Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association. Who lives in Newtown? Professionals live side by side with students, pierced ones, gays, straights, and migrants. Newtown is Sydney’s grunge capital and a cultural kaleidoscope. Average Rent Prices in Newtown The average rent in Newtown for a two bedroom apartment is $655 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details). Bondi Beach Bondi Beach is located approximately 7km east of Sydney CBD, and is one of the most visited tourist locations in Australia. The beach is 1 km long. The beach has an underwater shark net to protect the swimmers. The beach is usually packed with surfers. Sydney hosts the City to Surf fun run each year in August and Bondi beach is the final destination where up to 63000 people cross the finish line. Bondi Beach also has an annual Flickerfest, which is Australias premier international short film festival, World Environment day in Jun and in November Sculpture by the sea. Every Sunday the Bondi markets are open. Many Irish and British tourists can be seen on the beach itself on Christmas day. Bondi Beach is serviced by a number of buses that will take you to the CBD or to Bondi Junction to the train station. To get to the Junction it usually takes around 10 minutes whereas to get to the city it can take 1hour. Average Rent Prices in Bondi Beach The average rent around Bondi Beach for a two bedroom apartment is $920 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details). Randwick Randwick has it all with hospitals private and public schools and close proximity to the city and the beaches. Randwick lies 6 km to the east of the CBD. The Randwick racecourses takes up a large portion of the north west corner of the suburb. The rest of the suburb is mostly made up of residential houses. There are a range of shopping centres on the Belmore Road. There are plans to build a south east light rail from Circular Quay down George Street to Central Station, then across to Moore Park and down Anzac parade. Average Rent Prices in Randwick The average rent around Randwick for a two bedroom apartment is $720 per week (as of 27/8/2015. Check realestate.com.au for more details).