Redfern is located 3km south of the CBD and is part of the City of Sydney Municipality. Once a staunchly working class suburb, Redfern – and in particularly Redfern East – has become an increasingly sought-after suburb for young families and city workers and has undergone major gentrification in recent years. The main shopping strip is located on Redfern Street, east of Redfern railway station. There are also commercial developments nearby, along Regent Street and the surrounding streets. Emerging designer boutiques, eclectic furniture stores and cafés are plentiful in Redfern making it a popular spot for trendy young urbanites and creative types.
The streets are wide and tree-lined and the housing is mostly traditional Victorian terraces mixed with modern security complexes and townhomes – many clustered around the newly upgraded Redfern Oval (home of the South Sydney Rabbitohs). Many of the homes have been renovated however there is still plentiful opportunity to obtain an original terrace and revamp it. Redfern neighbours Surry Hills and offers easy access to the city and the station is the closest to the main campus of the University of Sydney.
Although there are no schools in Redfern, there’s easy access to neighbouring schools in Surry Hills and the surrounding eastern suburbs.