Downsizing with all of the upside
In the early 19th century, Glebe was home to all cultures and communities, ages and professions. Today, two hundred years later, Glebe is still one of Sydney’s most vibrant and diverse suburbs. In this bustling inner-city hub, residents enjoy quiet tree-lined streets and ample amenities – from restaurants, pubs, grocers and markets, to the beautiful Blackwattle Bay.
For buyers looking for it all in one place, it’s hard to go past Glebe. Thanks to the suburb’s exceptional livability, Glebe is proving to be a popular choice for downsizers. This eclectic suburb ticks all the lifestyle boxes for the empty nesters, delivering the perfect mesh of transport, culture, entertainment, and city connections. It’s a place to enjoy the best of both worlds: a quiet neighbourhood with the tranquil foreshore close to home, with the buzz of the Sydney Harbour the CBD and the fish market just around the corner. The purpose-built Sydney Fish Market will be a particular highlight for new Glebe residents, with a waterfront promenade, seafood cooking school, restaurants, bars, and outdoor spaces opening in 2023.
West End, a collection of new apartments situated on the corner of Stirling and Wentworth Streets in Glebe, is proving to be extremely popular with the downsizer market thanks to its combination of sophisticated design, magnificent views and central location, putting the best of the city’s cafés, restaurants, shopping, and parks within walking distance. Spacious floorplans with a range of layouts and aspects offer downsizers a variety of options to choose as their next home, making it an easy transition to apartment living. Expansive balcony terraces mean residents can still enjoy time out in the sun, as well as beautiful views over parks, waterways and the city skyline.
Glebe is a tightly held neighbourhood, and a defensive suburb in a tough market. Buying well is an important consideration for any downsizer who wants the equity in their primary residence to outpace the market, as this gives them the flexibility to relocate a number of times in the twilight years.