Some public art in Glebe. Capturing the essence of this area. Hip, cool and into natural medicine.
Glebe is classed as an ultra-convenient university area that has some class. Glebe was trying so hard to become a little more like nearby Newtown, yet missed the mark slightly. Recent improvements to Glebe Point Road was still a worthwhile investment, judging by the demands from students and professionals wanting to move into the area. You can either walk or easily catch a bus into the city. Then again, Glebe is only a short 10-minute walk from Central Train Station.
Inside Broadway Shopping Centre
What Glebe is known most for:
The abundance of natural and alternative therapies available from hypnotherapy, acupuncture and tarot card readings to name.
The Valhalla Cinema
The abundance of simple, kid-friendly parks. Bicentennial Park is the most popular park, with views of the city skyline and the Anzac Bridge.
It's design and flea market at the public school every Saturday.
Good food establishments, as well as a number of bakeries.
The only area to ever have had a homeopathic hospital
Harold Park Paceway, of which is now a Mirvac apartment and terrace home development site. The first residents are expected to move into this development some time in 2014.
The Police Boys Club
Broadway Shopping Centre, formerly home to the Grace Brothers (now Myer) department store.
Some simple yet great parks
Who lives in Glebe:
University students. You have the University of Sydney, the University of Notre Dame (Broadway Campus), and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) within close proximity to each other - as well as Ultimo TAFE.
Some young, single people - yuppies.
Glebe is known for the abundance of Victoria terrace houses and old style units. Glebe is also home to a number of townhouses and housing commission units (small rise) on Minogue Crescent.
Outside Glebe Public School, where the markets are held ever Saturday.
New apartments and terraces are currently being built at the old Harold Park Paceway site, and there are more of the same completed at the old Children's Hospital site nearby - the latter bordering more on Camperdown/Newtown.
Some natural space outside Glebe Library
Vibe: Natural medicine and hippy.
If Glebe was a food it would be: Big breakfast and a latte.
If Glebe was a cartoon character it would be: Hello Kitty.
If Glebe was a shoe it would be: Campers and/or crocs.
New houses being built at the old Harold Park Paceway
Parking: Can be hard, but easier at Broadway Shopping Centre with three-hours parking available. Four-hours parking is available if you're seeing a film at Hoyts in the complex.
Transport: Serviced by both the Metro Light Rail (tram) as well as buses. Serviced by bus routes 431-434, as well bus routes 370 and 470.
Outside the Police Boys Club. A hub of sports and recreations.
Distance from the CBD: 2-3kms
Nearby areas: Glebe Point, Forest Lodge, Newtown, Chippendale, Camperdown, Darlington, Ultimo, Pyrmont, Annandale, Rozelle, Balmain, Lilyfield and Leichhardt.
A park at Minogue Crescent, right near the housing commission flats with cool townhouses across the road.