It seems a growing number of families are embracing the idea of apartment living in Sydney’s hidden gem: Rushcutters Bay.

Lured by the appeal of Rushcutters Bay’s incredible parkland, small community feel and waterfront views, for many families, the suburb just makes sense.

Here are 6 reasons why.

1. Changing dynamics

Long thought of as a cheap place for students to stay close to the city and surrounds living in turn of the century studios, Rushcutters Bay has undergone a rapid transformation into a family hub.

It seems that the combination of close proximity to the CBD, great outdoor spots and the increasing acceptance of the practicality of apartment living has thrust this tiny suburb – population 2,372 – into the spotlight. The average age of a resident in Rushcutters Bay is currently 37.

2. Great parks with unbeatable views

While it may no longer be home to Sydney Stadium (the home of many a boxing bout and The Beatles on their 1964 tour), Rushcutters Bay is home to two of the greatest recreation areas in all of Sydney.

The Reg Bartley Oval hosts all manner of rugby, soccer and cricket games, while Rushcutters Bay Park offers stunning harbour front views, tennis courts, children’s playground and cafes. Take a stroll through the park in the evening and watch the plethora of yachts on the water (Hint: It’s a pretty great spot to take in the Sydney to Hobart race as well).

3. A short walk to nightlife when you need it

Bayswater Road and Macleay Street – and their dizzying array of dining options – are just a short walk away from Rushcutters Bay, offering all of the excitement of that suburb’s soho vibe within reach of Rushcutters Bay’s family-friendly setting.

4. Transport links galore

Bus or train, take your pick. Rushcutters Bay has great access to bus routes offering speedy connections into the city and Bondi, and Kings Cross and Edgecliff Stations are just a short walk away. And if you really must keep the car, it’s a 15 minute trip into the CBD and about the same to the beach.

5. Properties of every shape and size

Rushcutters Bay includes high and medium density property, meaning living in an apartment is usually the way to go here. You can still realistically pick up a company titled studio apartment for under $500,000 here, although family sized strata apartments (two to three bedrooms) command figures upward of $1 million – with penthouse apartments with water views stretching well beyond that.

There are a good number of two and three bedroom properties. Like much of Sydney’s eastern fringe, stock in Rushcutters Bay is older, but most blocks are well cared for and offer character, history and charm unavailable in many newer builds.

6. Great education nearby

With some of Sydney’s most prestigious schools, including Sydney Grammar School, Ascham, St Vincent’s College, Darlinghurst Public School and Woollahra Public School, just a short walk or bus trip away, it’s no longer a secret that Rushcutters Bay is perfectly positioned for young families seeking a cosmopolitan, urban lifestyle.

If you’re interested in buying into Rushcutters Bay, talk to our team today.

Article by Jason Boon

In a real estate market that is the focus of Australian, and indeed worldwide attention, Jason Boon's results in the Sydney scene make him a highly significant figure within the industry. A long-term specialist in the Potts Point and inner eastern suburbs area, he is uniquely placed to leverage his skills and local knowledge as the area undergoes significant change and diversification. Jason ha…