Potts Point is a small, densely-populated suburb of inner-city Sydney just 3km east of the CBD and part of the City of Sydney Municipality. Famed for its unique character and vibrancy, Potts Point (aka Kings Cross) offers an exhilarating blend of urban edginess and Parisian style sophistication. Historically, bohemians and artists were drawn to the area due to its urban appeal, culturally rich aesthetic and picturesque tree-lined avenues.
Today, with the ongoing gentrification of the area as an über trendy gourmet mecca, it’s crammed with bars, restaurants, bistros, galleries and cafés. Potts Point is home to some of Australia’s earliest apartment buildings and from the 1920s through to WW2 the area was intensively developed. As a result, it boasts the highest concentration of Art Deco architecture in Australia with some of the country’s finest buildings such as the Macleay Regis, Franconia, Cahors and the heritage-listed Wyldefel Gardens. City professionals are drawn to the area due to its dynamism and convenience which has fuelled the development of prestige apartment blocks suck as Ikon, Altair and 10 Wylde Street. Empty nesters are another large demographic of the area due to the proximity to renowned dining, entertainment and city attractions.
The huge number of pubs, nightclubs, restaurants and similar venues in Victoria Street and surrounding streets have confirmed the suburb's role as one of Sydney's leading entertainment precincts. There are more than 200 restaurants packed into this tiny enclave and the infamous former red light district centred along Darlinghurst Road caters for night owls with its pulsing all night dance clubs, theatres and bars.