“Close to public transport” is one of the top selling points for most properties around Sydney. Singles, couples and families all appreciate the ability to reach the city CBD without having to rely on a car.
Not all public transport is created equal. Ideally, your suburb will have more than one dependable option.
For home-buyers who regularly commute to the city, reliable public transport is a must. Here are four suburbs and their best public transport.
It’s hard not to be envious of Manly types, who have their pick of not one but three ferry services during peak times. There is a library stall conveniently located at the terminal for commuters who have the luxury of being able to read a book on their way to and from work. Travellers who have to get down to business can enjoy free wireless and the two private services even offer fresh fruit in the mornings. The traditional Manly ferry has its own coffee shop on board – what more could you ask for?
Manly also has a fleet of buses ready and waiting in the mornings to take commuters to destinations such as North Sydney, Chatswood and the surrounding areas of the northern beaches.
The wonderful thing about Mosman is the sheer number of buses passing through each day. They don’t all stop at every stop, but if you’re heading home from a night out in the city you will have more than a couple of buses to choose from. The people up in Palm Beach certainly don’t have that much choice.
The busy shopping strip of Military Road is chock full of cafes so you can quickly grab a brew while you’re waiting for your ride to arrive.
North Leichhardt, Dulwich Hill, Lilyfield or any inner western suburb that sits along the light rail line is doing very well in terms of public transport. The light rail might get a little crowded at times, but it is dependable, comfortable and it feels like a modern way to travel.
Running to a far more dependable schedule than Sydney’s trains, the light rail is supported with real time information that you can access on your mobile. The ‘trams’ as many still call them can get you to The Star Casino, Pyrmont, Haymarket and all the way to Central Station. There are plans to extend the network in coming years, which means potential added value for your home.
A buyer’s agent can help you find the perfect suburb for your lifestyle. For more information, contact Amanda On My Side.