I was wondering if there was anyone on this forum who could give me advice on finding a place to stay in Sydney. I am a 27 year old female. I'd really like to be close to the beach. I am into art, alternative music and yoga and would be looking to share a house with similar people.
Can anyone recommend a good suburb for me ? Are there any reccommended real estate agents I could use.
Would love to hear you thoughts.
Sydney is a great city with an excellent public transport network so there are lots of accomodation available to you.
The best suburbs for house share options in Sydney when it comes to living by the beach are Coogee and Cronulla. The area is popular with the younger generation. You'll find lots of cheaper accomodation here than in other beachside suburbs and you could probably rent a small apartment for around AUD 150 per week.
Another option for you would be Newtown. This a central area full of young bohemian types. You'll find plenty of restraunts, bars, theatres and vintage stores here. You could get a room in a house share in Newtown for around AUD 130 to AUD 150 per week.
Take a look at the Expat Arrival's page ib Areas and Suburbs in Sydney for more information.
Hope this helps.
I would recommend the Northern Beaches of Sydney for family friendly neighbourhoods with good schools. You can find accommodation quite close to the city if you don't venture too far north. Areas like Pymble and St Ives are lovely.
Another option nearer to the CBD is Surry Hills, which is a beautiful leafy area with good schools. You should research areas in the Inner West of Sydney as these suburbs are close to the city but still provide a family friendly environment. Apartments might be quite pricey in these areas but anywhere close to the city will be expensive.
The best of luck with your move.