If you're buying, renting, or investing in Redfern, NSW 2016, it is fundamental to determine if the area is suitable for you (and your family?). The Homes.com.au suburb profile aims to give you a better understanding of Redfern house prices, demographics & market trends to allow you to make informed decisions about your future property purchase.
If you are making a move to Redfern, continue reading for a brief historical overview to find out more about the fantastic lifestyle and what makes this suburb so great.
Overview Redfern is a suburb in the LGA of the City of Sydney. It is situated just 3 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. The suburbs surrounding Redfern are Chippendale, Central, Surry Hills, Darlington, Moore Park, Eveleigh, Alexandria, and Waterloo. As per the 2016 census, Redfern has a population of 13213.
Living in Redfern The main shopping area in the suburb is on Redfern St., just east of the railway station. On this road are restaurants, a pharmacy, bakeries and several cafes. Also located in this area is a park, where there is an oval and a skatepark.
Like many of Sydney’s inner suburbs, Redfern has plenty of Victorian terraced housing. Sizeable public housing facilities are also located in Redfern, which it shares with Waterloo.
History of Redfern The suburb was named after William Redfern, a surgeon (and regarded as the “father of Australian medicine), who received a grant in 1817 for 100 acres of land in the area. Around this time, the local train station was called Eveleigh but was also renamed as Redfern in honour of William.
Fast forward to the 1960s, a movement (centred on the Aboriginal Australians) was formed and helped improve conditions in Redfern, with the establishment of health clinics, housing cooperatives, a legal aid centre, and food drives.
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