• June 26, 2017

Ask any local what the best part about living in Earlwood is and you’ll undoubtedly be told that it’s the close-knit community atmosphere and friendly village vibe that gives the suburb its appeal. Away from the hustle and bustle of city living but close enough to afford easy access to the CBD with the M5 Motorways & Princess Highway link & Airport, Earlwood has evolved into a vibrant, multi-cultured suburb packed with hidden delights.

Surrounded by parks, creeks and rivers, Earlwood has loads of outdoor space to run, relax or dine alfresco. Gough Whitlam Park on the shores of the Cooks River is a great picnic spot, popular with families with a lagoon and salt marsh to explore, a basketball court, cricket pitch, cycleway and superb adventure playground for the young ones. The historic Earlwood Oval is also a popular spot that’s entrenched in the fabric of Earlwood and plays host to a lawn bowls club, cricket club and football teams.

As well as the great outdoors to enjoy, Earlwood in transitioning into one of the Inner West’s foodie hubs. From sidewalk cafés and fantastic old-school grocers to some of the best pizza joints in Sydney, Earlwood has something for all tastes and budgets.

A newcomer to the scene is Barlow & Co, famed for their mouth-watering slow-cooked burgers. A mainstay at the weekly Canterbury Foodies and Farmers Market, Barlow and Co has now set up shop at 156 William Street, Earlwood. Pop in and try the restaurant’s signature dish, the Ironbark Smoked Brisket Burger. For the best in modern Australian food, you can’t go past Woods Café & Deli at 160 William Street, Earlwood and for a sweet treat Adora Café serves up their award-wining hand crafted chocolates. You’ll also want to stop into Frappe Café Bar for their popular brekkie and Mediterranean dishes!

Nieo’s Grille at 212-214 William Street brings the traditional charcoal chicken shop to life with a takeaway area and dine-in restaurant that serves up an array of delicious sales, burgers and seafood.

Set on a mountainside (with elevated views to the Sydney CBD & Blue Mountains) just 10km to the CBD, Earlwood offers a perfect blend of urban amenity and natural beauty. There’s so much to explore and we don’t want to give away all the secrets of this hidden gem. Culture, food, community and parkland are all there for you to discover.

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