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Darlinghurst Real Estate Snapshot

  • Suburb: Darlinghurst
  • Postcode: 2010
  • Population:10,128
  • Municipality: City Of Sydney Council

Darlinghurst is named in honour of Elizabeth Darling, the popular wife of Ralph Darling, NSW Governor from 1825-1831. The area was originally known as Eastern Hill and later Henrietta Town, after Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s wife whose second name was Henrietta. \'Hurst\' is the old English word for a wooded area.

At the most recent census the area had a population of over 10,000. Its main road, Oxford Street, was originally named South Head Road and dates from 1811. It was the colony’s first toll road and highway, linking the city with the strategically important Macquarie Lighthouse at South Head.  The toll gates were near Glenmore Road, Paddington.

Re-named Oxford Street in 1875 it was widened in 1911 to accommodate more traffic.

Stanley Street is one of the area’s two important café and restaurant strips and known as \"Little Italy\". It was influenced by post-WWII Italian migrants who had disembarked at nearby Woolloomooloo. The annual June Italian Fiesta draws thousands as the street is closed for food festivities. Victoria Street is the other major café strip, most with al fresco seating. Several popular restaurants, such as Tropicana and Bar Coluzzi, are often packed with locals taking a snack on-the-run.

Today, dense terrace houses, many with their original rear access garbage lanes, are interleaved with a large medical hospital and research facility, the Sydney Museum, a prominent 19th century sandstone court, and former goal complex (now art school) where the famous Australian poet Henry Lawson did time during some of the turbulent years of his life, and a towering 43-storey high-rise apartment block with wave patterns by prominent modernist architect, Harry Seidler.  The St John’s Anglican Church and spire, by the famous architect, Edmund Blacket, is a local landmark of heritage significance.

A vibrant nightlife and annual mardi gras street parade add colourful tinctures to the area’s mixed socio-demographic.

Gentrification in the 1950s and 1960s gave way to rejuvenation in the 1980s and 90s: Darlinghurst lost its ragged patina and became home to art galleries, haute couture ateliers and eclectic, even quirky, design shops, all catering to those with renovated homes keen to retain original characteristics but with modern conveniences close to the city CBD. Darlinghurst is also bounded on its western edge by Hyde Park, a 16 hectare London-style oasis and green lung in the middle of the city, famed for its fig tree-lined avenues. The area was set aside in 1810 for the \"recreation and amusement of the inhabitants of the town and a field.” Its centrepiece is the 1932 Archibald Fountain, named after is donor in honour of Australia’s contribution to WWI in France. At the park\'s southern end is the exuberant Art Déco-style ANZAC War Memorial, a Shrine of Remembrance with its Pool of Reflection.

High-rise residents nearby enjoy panoramic park and city harbour views. Darlinghurst has a diversity of activities with a matrix of inner-urban cultures. Its human-scaled development and intricate streetscapes are reminiscent of some parts of European cities such parts of Prague or the Marais Arrondissement in Paris.

Sold Properties: DARLINGHURST

Address Suburb Sold Date Bed Bath Car Sale Price
14/58A Flinders Street DARLINGHURST May, 2017 0 1 0 $535,000 View Property
12/4 Clapton Place DARLINGHURST Mar, 2017 1 1 0 $741,000 View Property
13 Barcom Avenue DARLINGHURST Oct, 2016 4 2 2 $2,800,000 View Property
26/6 Stanley Street DARLINGHURST Oct, 2016 1 1 0 $538,000 View Property
140 Riley Street DARLINGHURST Aug, 2016 2 1 0 $1,010,000 View Property
195 Bourke Street DARLINGHURST May, 2016 4 2 1 $2,700,000 View Property
198 Barcom Avenue DARLINGHURST Feb, 2016 3 3 0 $1,930,000 View Property
1406/1 Kings Cross Road DARLINGHURST Oct, 2015 2 2 1 $1,320,000 View Property
271 Victoria Street DARLINGHURST Oct, 2015 4 1 0 $1,200,000 View Property
8/233 Darlinghurst Road DARLINGHURST Sep, 2015 0 1 0 $445,000 View Property
5/6 Royston Street (enter via Craigend St) DARLINGHURST Jul, 2015 1 1 0 $907,000 View Property
453 Liverpool Street DARLINGHURST Jul, 2015 4 2.5 1 $2,320,000 View Property
807/1 Francis Street DARLINGHURST May, 2015 1 1 0 $710,000 View Property
8/10 Royston Street DARLINGHURST May, 2015 0 1 0 $525,000 View Property
51 Surrey Street DARLINGHURST Apr, 2015 4 3 2 $3,050,000 View Property
2302/1 Kings Cross Road DARLINGHURST Apr, 2015 2 2 1 $1,470,000 View Property
1209/227 Victoria Street DARLINGHURST Dec, 2014 2 2 1 $1,325,000 View Property
10/265 Palmer Street DARLINGHURST Dec, 2014 2 1 0 $714,250 View Property
13/227 Crown Street DARLINGHURST Oct, 2014 1 1 0 $555,000 View Property
269 Victoria Street DARLINGHURST Sep, 2014 1 1 0 $1,500,000 View Property

Leased Properties: DARLINGHURST

Address Suburb Leased Date Bed Bath Car Lease Price
1/36-38 Hutchinson Street DARLINGHURST Jul, 2017 2 2 1 $950 pw View Property
1010/3 Kings Cross Road DARLINGHURST Jun, 2017 1 1 1 $750 pw View Property
1207/18-20 Pelican Street DARLINGHURST May, 2017 1 1 1 $680 pw View Property
104/177-185 William Street DARLINGHURST May, 2017 1 1 0 $630 pw View Property
3703/184 Forbes Street DARLINGHURST May, 2017 3 3 2 $1,800 pw View Property
7/257 Darlinghurst Road DARLINGHURST May, 2017 0 1 0 $340 pw View Property
7/3A Farrell Ave DARLINGHURST May, 2017 1 1 0 $435 pw View Property
12/347 Liverpool Street DARLINGHURST May, 2017 0 1 0 $400 pw View Property
509/18-20 Pelican Street DARLINGHURST May, 2017 2 2 1 $900 pw View Property
5/1 Farrell Avenue DARLINGHURST May, 2017 1 1 0 $570 pw View Property
231 Forbes Street DARLINGHURST Apr, 2017 3 2 0 $1,250 pw View Property
1/274 Victoria Street DARLINGHURST Apr, 2017 1 1 0 $600 pw View Property
304/177-185 William Street DARLINGHURST Apr, 2017 0 1 0 $630 pw View Property
73/26 Kirketon Rd DARLINGHURST Mar, 2017 3 2.5 1 $1,150 pw View Property
5/187 Bourke Street DARLINGHURST Mar, 2017 1 1 0 $580 pw View Property
3/257 Darlinghurst Road DARLINGHURST Feb, 2017 0 1 0 $510 pw View Property
Carspace 608/184 Forbes Street DARLINGHURST Feb, 2017 0 1 1 $60 pw View Property
11/2 Clapton Place DARLINGHURST Feb, 2017 1 1 0 $750 pw View Property
9/10 Clapton Place DARLINGHURST Feb, 2017 2 1 0 $700 pw View Property
63/347 Liverpool Street DARLINGHURST Jan, 2017 1 1 0 $570 pw View Property