Bordered by Surry Hills, Waterloo, Zetland and Erskinville, Alexandria is an increasingly popular haunt for people
who appreciate inner-city suburbs with village vibes and strong communities. Just 15 minutes from the CBD,
6 minutes to the airport and served by city buses, taxis and train stations, this ex-industrial district is scattered with
perfect spaces for modern warehouse-style living, retail and dining. Yet with its wide, quiet, tree-lined residential streets
and pocket parks, it's a suburb that epitomises the urban renewal of Sydney's 'city of villages'.

around the urban village

The Grounds: organic, fairtrade coffee from renowned roaster, café and gardens on Huntley St

Open spaces: there are several within walking distance, including Turruwul, Mascot parks and Sydney park a short drive away

Koskela is just across Botany Rd on Dunning Av and is under the same roof as Kitchen by Mike: 'a canteen with candid cooking and responsible food'.

in the neighbourhood

In a few years Alexandria's industrial heart has shifted from warehouses and factories to gourmet cafés and restaurants, boutique design stores, fine food purveyors and artisan bakeries. Sonoma and Bourke Street Bakery have already opened branches right on Birmingham Street, and Alexandria's clutch of go-to retail and dining outlets grows daily. And it's growing organically, unfettered by the dull predictability of shopping centres and designated retail strips, so if you love hunting around and finding hidden gems down leafy side-streets, or discovering incredibly special, one-of-a-kind pieces behind understated shop-fronts, Alexandria's the place to be.