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Surry Hills

Real Estate & Design in Surry Hills – Surry Hills has mixture of residential, commercial & light industrial areas. It remains Sydney’s main centre for fashion wholesale activities, particularly on the western side. Crown Street forms a centre of life in Surry Hills

History of Surry Hills

Surry Hills was named after the Surrey Hills in Surrey, England. It was once a beautiful farming area, owned by Major Joseph Foveaux (1765-1846). His property was known as Surry Hills Farm & Foveaux Street is named in his honour. The Devonshire Street cemetery, where many of the early settlers were buried, was moved to build the Sydney railway terminus. Central railway station was opened on the 4th August 1906. The area around Cleveland & Elizabeth streets was known as Strawberry Hills. Strawberry Hills post office was located at this intersection for many years

Landmarks in Surry Hills

St Margaret’s Hospital, Sydney Police Centre, Centennial Plaza, Belvoir Street Theatre, Tom Mann Theatre, Prince Alfred Park, Clock Hotel

Shopping in Surry Hills

The focus of Surry Hills shopping, busy Crown Street is popular for its off beat clothing homewares & collectables, bookshops & food stores. On the first Saturday of every month, the Surry Hills Market is held at Shannon Reserve, and this is a great place to find clothing gifts, creative crafts & bric-a-brac

Restaurants & Cafes in Surry Hills

Once again Crown Street is the place to go, particularly when it crosses Oxford, Fitzroy, Devonshire & Cleveland Streets. There is an extraordinary range of eateries here – from tiny Lebanese and Turkish takeaways to upmarket Modern Australian restaurants & some excellent pub dining rooms, such as the Dolphin, Clock & Hopetoun, offering meals at very reasonable prices.

Sports & Fitness in Woollahra

Harmony Park – opened in November 2006 and is located between Goulburn, Brisbane & Hunt Streets, this is the first new inner city park for decades. Frog Hollow Reserve – New trees, lighting & landscaping feature are their infamous reserve on the corner of Albion & Riley Streets. Prince Alfred Park – Located just south of Central Station, Prince Alfred Park is best known for its 1950s-style outdoor swimming pool. Spanning more than 7.5 hectares, this vital community park also features large grassed areas, a playground & tennis courts. Shannon Reserve – This park at the corner of Crown & Collins streets is the location of the Surry Hills Market – held on the first Saturday of every month, subject to weather. Moore Park – Be part of the excitement of big-time sport & entertainment at Moore Park, which includes the Sydney Cricket Ground & Aussie Stadium, featuring AFL, Cricket, Rugby League, Rugby Union, soccer, concerts & interactive venue tours. Swimming Pools – Prince Alfred Park Pool, Surry Hills

Transport in Surry Hills

Central railway station, the largest station on the CityRail network, sits on western edge of Surry Hills. Surry Hills is also serviced by State Transit Authority buses. The Eastern Distributor is a major road, on the eastern edge of the suburb. Major thoroughfares are Crown Street, Cleveland Street, Bourke Street & Foveaux Street


Bourke Street Public School, Crown Street Public School, Sydney Community College