- Bohemian lifestyle
- Inner west
- 30-minute bus ride from Circular Quay or light rail from the city
Why go there
With its mix of bohemian inhabitants, activists and intellectuals, Glebe can lay claim to the title of Sydney’s most vibrant and "alternative" community.
It’s adjacent to two universities, making it home to thousands of academics and students, from here and abroad.
Tailored to the clientele, the narrow streets offer many cheap eats, bookshops, laundromats, health food shops and lively pubs. The area also has many alternative therapy healing centres and New Age shops.
Things to do
- Stroll along Glebe Point Road, stopping at cafés, second-hand bookshops and boutiques, and then relax at Blackwattle Bay Park.
- Explore Bicentennial Park, at the end of Glebe Point Road, part of a green open-space area with playing fields, skateboard ramp, a playground and barbecue facilities.
- A night at the Harold Park Paceway to see the trots.
- Enjoying a beer while listening to an independent rock band at the Annandale Hotel.
- Glebe Market, every Saturday.
- Gleebooks, with its enormous range of textbooks and literature.
- The Glebe Street Fair on the 3rd Sunday of each November. One of Sydney's oldest street fairs attracts around 120,000 people to enjoy stalls, food and entertainment along Glebe Point Road.