Glebe

No glitz, no glamor, just Glebe—a student-friendly, artist-friendly, family-friendly neighborhood on the edge of the CBD.

An inner-Sydney suburb with a heart of gold and a creative soul, Glebe's residents leave imprints on their stoops and the stools that surround their favorite cafe tables and independent bookstore displays. Glebe's main road enlivens with young philosophs and lomography entrepreneurs while its tranquil backroads humbly display heritage homes and dog-friendly park spaces. Distinctively village-like on the verge of the CBD, Glebe's got it all. It'll probably be gently used, but you can bet it will be well loved.

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On the Map

Glebe is bordered by Forest Lodge, Darlington, Chippendale, Ultimo, Pyrmont, Camperdown, Lilyfield/Rozelle, and Annandale/Leichhardt

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

International Airport: 15 minutes by cab without traffic
Central Station: 11 minutes by bus
Opera House / Circular Quay: 10 minutes by cab or 25 minutes by bus
Bondi Beach: 20 minutes by cab or 55 minutes by bus

Bright and Bohemian Southwest of the CBD

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Glebe skirts the city's edge but stands at the center of its stylishly bohemian sensibilities.

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Street art, bright boutiques, and camper vans stretch along Glebe Point Road, the main focal point of this southwestern old-Sydney neighborhood.

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Students from Sydney's nearby universities enliven the area's storefronts.

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As you approach the harbor, Glebe gets calmer.

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Wherever you are in the neighborhood, you're bound to be in good company.

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Bibliophiles make their home in Glebe, a haven for local bookshops and independent luminaries.

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Annual book and record fairs endorse Glebe's philosopher-neighborhood reputation.

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The area's residents sport their own style.

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Enthusiastically.

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From bookstore culture to pub culture, day-to-evening in Glebe is covered.

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Hope is the thing with feathers.

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Experience the Sydney village lifestyle! Glebe is very well-known for having great cafes and a fantastic laid back vibe."

Second Cups: Glebe's Buzzing Cafe Scene

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Cafe culture permeates Glebe's social agenda.

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The area's resident artists, students, and coffee connoisseurs gather among its bar stools and patio benches.

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In Glebe, the cafe is the place to see, meet, and treat one another.

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Glebe Point Road has a plethora of restaurants for every budget (high class, and cheap and cheerful), as well as cafes, bars, and book shops. It's a great place to wander."

Rummaging In Glebe: Style at Saturday Outdoor Markets

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In Glebe, record stores double as funky bars, your neighbor is also your hairdresser, and plazas become public sites for performance, bazaars, and bonanzas.

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Every Saturday, Glebe Public School hosts Glebe Markets, a creatively unorchestrated outdoor experience.

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The market's (un)orchestration is always changing.

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It's a public ballet of the second hand stalls, refurbished furniture, and hand-bound books that squeeze between Glebe Markets' food tents and street performers.

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Calm At The Back

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Like still water at the outside of a surf break, Glebe grows calm at the back.

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The further you venture from Glebe Point Road, the closer you get to Glebe's Victorian-style mansions, large terrace homes, and remodeled fire stations and warehouses.

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Australian heritage buildings stand along Glebe's residential streets.

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Many of them were built during the 1800s.

Green Space at the Water's Edge

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Glebe's green space hugs the harbor's edge.

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Popular for group picnics and individual endeavors, Jubilee and Wentworth Parks promise easy daytime getaways in Glebe.

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Look across the harbor from your bohemian enclave and the buildings of the CBD look back at you.

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Big business is just a harbor away.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Carly Earl grew up in the bush before moving to Sydney to pursue photography. She is a photojournalist for News Ltd, shooting features and front covers for publications, but still finds time for a range of freelance projects. Carly has developed a natural style to her imagery that captures the essence of the subject in a unique way. She loved discovering a new side of Sydney while exploring her suburbs for Airbnb.

Carly Earl

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