Real estate is all about location and you can’t ask for a better spot than Potts Point, situated smack bang between the beach and the CBD among some of the city’s best harbourside suburbs.
And you don’t even have to travel beyond Potts Point’s borders to experience the incredible lifestyle that draws new residents and visitors to the suburb every week.
Potts Point is officially one of Sydney’s most walkable suburbs, with pedestrian-friendly streets and close proximity to everything you could want. Read on to see what makes Potts Point so great for walking.
Potts Point walk score: how walkable is Potts Point?
In a city where picturesque walks like Bondi to Bronte draw crowds every weekend, walkability is about more than just getting your heart rate up or checking out a stunning view. Instead, a suburb’s walkability is based on how easy it is to get around day-to-day, and what’s close by, which is where Potts Point excels.
Potts Point scores an incredible 94/100 on the official walk score rating, making it the 12th-most walkable suburb in Sydney. This rating means that cars are not needed to run any errands in Potts Point, which is excellent news in a suburb where parking is at a premium. I’ve written before about how Potts Point is set to be one of the country’s first car-less suburbs, where parking spaces are often low on the list of residents’ property must-haves because it’s so easy to get around.
But walkability isn’t just about ease either. A 2016 study by the Centre for Air Quality and Health Research and Evaluation came to an even more positive conclusion, listing Potts Point/Kings Cross as the third best area for walking after Bondi and Cronulla. This research wasn’t just based on proximity, but also low traffic density that led to less air pollution, making Potts Point a safer place to breathe in the fresh air as you walk to the shops or train station.
What’s within walking distance in Potts Point
According to walkscore.com, Potts Point residents can walk to an average of 111 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes – a pretty staggering statistic, even for a suburb packed with dining options. Access to some of the city’s best restaurants and cafes becomes much easier when you don’t need to compete with other Sydneysiders for a rare parking space.
You can also burn off a lot of that delicious food by exploring the many shops and galleries that line the streets. Macleay Street is the main place to look for clothes, gifts and homewares, as well as everyday needs at supermarkets and pharmacies. Art galleries can be found throughout the suburb, including Stacks Projects, The Cross Art Projects and Yellow House.
Green spaces are also a short walk away for all residents, with Embarkation Park a favourite for harbour views, as well as Fitzroy Gardens for weekend markets.
Walking to Potts Point’s neighbouring suburbs
Despite its reasonable population and energetic atmosphere, Potts Point is geographically fairly small, so it’s quick and easy to get across the border into Woolloomooloo, Elizabeth Bay or Darlinghurst for beautiful parks, harbour walks, incredible restaurants and shopping. If you have half an hour, it’s also possible to walk into the CBD for shopping, museums or visiting Hyde Park and the Botanic Gardens, or even just reducing the environmental impact of your commute.
Want to enjoy Potts Point’s walkability from your own home?
Contact me today to find out about available properties for sale in Potts Point, or visit the current listings on the website.