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Chippendale

Why live in Chippendale?
Chippendale is located 2 km SW of the CBD. Central Station is an easy 10-minute walk away and buses along City Road take you into the city with vehicular access via Parramatta Road and Broadway.

History
Chippendale is a suburb about 2 km NE by E of Newtown and about 1 km S by W of Ultimo. The suburbs of Sydney University, Glebe, Ultimo, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Redfern and Darlington border it. The north of the suburb is also known as Broadway.

The suburb takes its name from William Chippendale, who was granted land in this area. In 1848 Chippendale had 416 inhabitants, 219 males and 197 females and 96 houses.

Famous Landmarks
The suburb is home to the Kent Brewery CUB NSW, and to the Heritage Listed Regent St (Mortuary) Station, which provides an unusual venue for receptions and parties. The Strickland Flats, on the corner of Meagher, Balfour and Cleveland Streets, is the first example of purpose-built workers’ housing provided by Sydney City Council. Built in 1913, the design was excellent for its day, achieving a high population density within a compact plan.

Real Estate & Design
The architecture of the area is mostly mixed and relates to the industries that were here last century. The houses of tradesmen, shopkeepers and the like were built in Chippendale and, hence, we have the terrace house row. These houses were economical to build and satisfied the whole spectrum of housing needs from the showpiece of the well to do to the single storeyed workers’ rental terrace.

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Restaurants & Cafes
There’s a mix of everything in Chippendale - from hearty stews at Mulligan’s Irish Restaurant or Italian at Buon Gusto to good pub grub at The Rose Hotel.

For those with a penchant for pastries, you’re in the right neighbourhood too, with Six Seven Ate on Abercrombie Street and Jean Marc’s French Patisserie at Broadway. Chippendale is also home to the quirky cafes Lemon Mint Crush and the 3-Legged Dog.

Around the corner, you can eat your way through Glebe Point Road’s eclectic mix of restaurants including the well-regarded Darling Mills. And you’re only a 5-10 minute drive to the Sydney Fish Markets where you can dine al fresco or buy something to take home.

Shopping
Chippendale is well served by the Broadway Shopping Centre, which includes specialty stores, up market shopping as well as supermarkets and cafes. It’s a 10-minute walk to the vibrant Glebe Point Road where you can browse interesting art and craft stores, bohemian clothes stores, record stores and more. You’ll also find the Glebe Markets on the site of the Glebe Primary School every Saturday.

Schools, Education & Institutions
Darlington Primary School is the local state school. Cleveland Street High and Glebe Primary School are also close by. The International Grammar School is a 5 minute drive away in Ultimo.

The University of Technology and Sydney University are also on your doorstep.

Sports and Fitness
This is a great suburb for keeping fit and getting outdoors. In the immediate area, you’ll find the intimate pocket park, Peace Park and the busy Victoria Park, with the recently renovated Victoria Park Pool that boasts a 50m swimming pool, gymnasium, crèche and cafe. There’s also the Elouera Gym. Just up the road, there’s Prince Alfred Park Pool and Tennis Courts.

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