Darlinghurst (otherwise known as Darlo) is a safe and trendy inner-city suburb. Although prostitutes still walk the streets, the area is now dominated by young professionals and students.
Bustling Victoria Street
If you're someone who is after some peace and quiet, you've definitely picked the wrong area of Sydney to live in.
What Darlinghurst is known most for:
The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
Tropfest film festival
Quality, private tertiary institutions.
Top gay bars and nightclubs
The best nightclubs in Sydney
Food outlets that sell pizzas
Yoga and gym fitness freaks. More yoga studios and gyms are opening up on this end of Sydney than anywhere else.
Cool places to hang out for great coffee
The City of Sydney has also offered grants for more art galleries to set up shop on Oxford Street
Who lives in Darlinghurst:
Young singles and professionals. Many can only afford to rent studio apartments in this area.
Older people who were brought up in boring areas, and who want to be seen as arty and inner urban.
Housing mainly comprises of renovated art deco apartments; although on the city end of Oxford Street - some stylish, newer apartments are available to live in. There are a few Victorian Terrace Houses around as well.
Right near Taylor Square
The City of Sydney in conjunction with Gaffa will soon be offering subsidised apartments for more artists to live in the area. Seven lucky artists will move into this art deco space in March/April 2014.
A beautiful park right opposite St Vincent's
This area shares a postcode with neighbouring Surry Hills.
Vibe:Colour my world. I don't want to be bored anymore.
If Darlinghurst was a food it would be: Pizza that must be enjoyed with a cocktail, or with an alcoholic ready to drink treat.
If Darlinghurst was a cartoon character it would be:Daffy Duck.
If Darlinghurst was a shoe it would be:Dr Martens Boots with colourful laces.
Parking:Difficult, except on a few of the quieter streets.
Transport: Ample bus services are available on Oxford Street, taking you to many areas in Sydney's South and Eastern Suburbs - from Paddington to La Perouse.
Distance from the CBD: 1km
Nearby areas:Surry Hills, Kings Cross, Woollahra and Paddington.