Opening its doors every Saturday, Kings Cross Markets has become a social hotspot and popular weekend attraction, drawing plenty of locals, not to mention visitors from further afield.
It means a lot for the local area, and this increased exposure is likely to benefit the property market.
What is on offer at the markets?
Located in the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, along Potts Point’s iconic and much-loved Macleay Street, Kings Cross Market offers a wide range of fresh local produce. With a particular focus on organic and gourmet food, stallholders sell a variety of fare, from fruit and vegetables, to cakes, to honey and homemade dips. When it comes to food vendors, marketgoers are spoilt for choice. Cuisines from all corners of the globe are on offer, from Thai curries, to tacos and Turkish gozlemes.
Why is it so popular?
Potts Point prides itself on its thriving local food scene and cultural vibe, so it’s only natural that a diverse, high-quality food market has found a home here. Kings Cross Market gives foodies the opportunity to sample artisan produce, from certified organic produce to gourmet treats, and the market also plays a key role in supporting the local community.
Many of the people living in Potts Point are commuters, primarily younger couples, singles and smaller families, seeking a break from their fast-paced, technology-fuelled working week in the city. Whilst Kings Cross is a one-stop-shop for bustling bars, pubs and shops, residents often turn to Potts Point for a more local feel, and Kings Cross Markets offers an easy meeting place for friends, family and neighbours, to catch up over coffee or enjoying a morning of relaxed browsing.
What does it mean for Potts Point, the community, and the local area in terms of real estate?
Kings Cross Markets are a great reminder of the changing face of Potts Point and its unique mixture of old and new, from beautiful heritage buildings like Jenner House to the wealth of modern galleries and boutiques lining Macleay Street. They also add to the staggering array of food and drink on offer in the area; a unique asset that’s become an enduring source of pride for the locals.
In terms of real estate, we’ve already seen buyers flocking to Potts Point for these reasons, particularly downsizers and those opting to buy apartments over houses. We’re likely to see continued and renewed interest in local property as Kings Cross Market attracts visitors from other suburbs and states, giving them a feel for the local lifestyle and showcasing the myriad of features that make Potts Point such an attractive place to live.