Suburb Property Profile: Waterloo, NSW 2017


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Waterloo, NSW? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

Part of the thriving inner city region, the lovely suburb of Waterloo is situated around 4 km south from Sydney’s prominent Central Business District. It is much loved by locals and visitors for its convenience and is also well regarded for its evolving residential developments. In the 1820s, the town supported industrial operations and towards the early 2000s, the area had transformed into a rising business district. Currently, Waterloo continues to be well known for its creativity and important cultural heritage. It also showcases an Urban Heritage Conservation Area which is made up of Victorian terraces and cottage houses. 

At a central location, the community is able to enjoy connectivity and accessibility to city conveniences. Professionals, families, singles and students have happily moved in with plenty of others expected to join them. Calculated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the total population is said to reach over 16 300 people and close to 4 000 families. There are more than 10 100 private dwellings and the median age is 33 years old. To add, most of the residents fall in between 30 to 35 years old.

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Travel & Infrastructure

Filled with all kinds of public transport services, everyone’s daily commute is taken care of. Just a few blocks down, the Green Square Railway Station has 2 platforms with trains taking passengers along the Airport & South Line. Several buses are also running with some stops on Bourke Street and Elizabeth Street. Airport shuttle services and coach buses are also available. When travelling by car, you’ll have easy access to Princes Highway and Southern Cross Drive leading onto major thoroughfares. 

Putting together a Community Strategic Plan, the Sydney City Council are keen on delivering a Sustainable Sydney with a vision for 2030 to 2050. In line with feedback from engagement surveys, there is a strong push for reducing carbon emissions, utilising resources properly and increasing recycling and reuse. The council will also be focused on providing affordable and diverse types of housing, adding native plants, presenting new job opportunities and creating platforms for emerging artists and ideas. Furthermore, park improvements have also been completed with new street furniture and upgraded gardens on Short Street Reserve. 

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Shoppers at Waterloo are surrounded by loads of retail complexes, malls and entertainment options. The East Village Shopping Centre hosts specialty stores, supermarkets and health and fitness centres. Under 2 km, find more homeware brands at the Supa Centa Moore Park Shopping Centre. The Park Sydney Village Shopping Centre is also at a similar distance and brings eateries and services. Serving tasty breakfast and lunch plates at a stylish venue, visit the Social Hideout Cafe on Allen Street. Try seafood dishes at the Wild Catch On Danks Restaurant or have dinner at the Take Sushi & Japanese Cuisine Restaurant. At Nem Kitchen, order appetising Vietnamese meals or get pizzas from Manoosh Pizzeria. Have a night out at the George Hotel with drink specials and a grill steakhouse.


Schools & Recreation

Students and parents are spoilt for choice with lots of quality schools in the neighbourhood. The Bourke Street Public School and the Crown Street Public School are both less than 3 km and cater to primary year levels. Meanwhile, the Inner Sydney High School is a quick walk away and the Moore Park Children's Early Learning Centre is just around the corner. Increase your learnings at the Eastern Gymnastics Academy, the Sydney Actors School or at the Creative Guitar School. For further studies, you can attend the Torrens University or the Southern Cross University Sydney Campus. 

Whether you’re looking for a place to unwind or wanting to check out iconic spots, take the time to explore what’s happening at Waterloo. Get together at Wulaba Park on Amelia Street and have a BBQ with the family. Waterloo Park also has a big playground for the kids and public gym equipment. At Carriageworks, get involved with fun, diverse events and view all the colourful art exhibits. The Carriageworks Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning with a variety of stalls. Purchase organic produce, artisan breads, flowers, herbal teas and all kinds of other goods. Only a 1 km walk, you may also want to spend the day at the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. There is an outdoor pool, a handful of indoor pools, swimming programs, a spin studio and group exercise rooms. 

When it comes to building your new home or investment, look no further than the incredible suburb of Waterloo!

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Published on 28th of March 2023 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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