In recent decades, young professionals have moved into the area, lured by the charm of its Victorian terraces, closeness to the city and exceptional restaurants and vibrant cafe scene.
Real Estate & Design
Today Surry Hills offers a unique mixture of one of Sydney's best food scenes, numerous boutique fashion and retail stores and a charming architecturual blend of elegant Victorian terraces, modern unit developments and wonderfully converted warehouses.
Once the centre of Sydney's garment trade, Surry Hills still has a number of factory outlets where clothing, lingerie and haberdashery can be purchased at below retail prices.
The suburb now also offers an envious mixture of alternative fashion and retro clothing shops, boutique furniture outlets and wonderful bookshops, attracting a wide variety of shoppers from far and wide.
Sports & Fitness
The suburb has a wide variety of yoga centres, as well as tennis courts that are available for public use.
Neighbouring suburbs, such as Darlinghurst offer a plentiful array of Gymnasiums including world famous City Gym, which is open 24 hrs. Phillip Cook pool, one of Sydney's best, is within 5 – 10 minutes drive and also offers gym facilities.
Distance from the CBD & Transportation
Surry Hills is located 1.5km east of the CBD
Brett Whitley’s Studio – Internationally acclaimed and prolific artist.
Celebrities & Famous Residents
Tim Fin – Singer
Kim Watkins - Newsreader
Claudia Karvan - Actress
Ed Clayton-Jones - Musician
Restaurants & Cafes
In recent years Surry Hills has flourished into one of Sydney's most envied suburbs in regards to the diversity of its cuisines. The suburb offers everything from inexpesive and quirky food outlets to some of Sydney's finest restuarants, some that are owned by a number of Australia's most famous chefs, such as Bill Grainger's "Bills 2", Kylie Kwong's "Billy Kwong" and Luke Nyugens' "Red Lantern".
The Lebanese and Turkish restaurants that cluster near to the intersection of Cleveland and Elizabeth Streets still attract many customers. The suburb is complimented by an endless number of hidden gems. You'll find Indian, Chinese, Thai, French and numerous Italian eateries scattered throughout the suburb, along with smart and casual cafes and stylish pubs.
Schools, Education & Institutions
Crown Street Primary School
Sydney Boys & Girls High