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Balmain, NSW 2041 Review

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Schools Type Naplan Percentile ICSEA Percentile
Balmain Public School Primary 88 98
Birchgrove Public School Primary 82 93
Inner Sydney Montessori School Combined 0 98
Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School Balmain-Rozelle Primary 0 96


Average price of house in Balmain have grown around -2.6% in last 3 months.

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Introduction Balmain is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, NSW, Australia. It is located 2 km west of the Sydney CBD. The area is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs and home to some of Australia’s best-known writers, actors, film directors, musicians and artists. The suburb offers stylish cafés, bistros, pubs and restaurants burst with creative energy. Balmain has several excellent primary schools and one local high school as well as an array of child care centres. Public transport can only be found in the way of buses and ferry stop. Overall, this suburb has all the convenience that one can ask for. Benefits Balmain is a beautiful suburb offering lots of facilities: • Safe suburb • Peaceful suburb • Good schools • Very close to Sydney CBD • Transit to the CBD is quick • Friendly neighbors • Excellent parks and reserves • Very good ferry services • Abundance of cafes and restaurants • Clean and green suburb • Perfect place for young professionals and families Challenges • No major shopping malls • No local train station • High property prices • Narrow streets Location                            Balmain is bordered on the north by Birchgrove, on the east by White Bay, on the south by Rozelle, and on the west by Iron Cove. Connectivity • Balmain's road network feeds into three main roads—Darling Street, Beattie Street and Montague/Mullen Street. All of these roads feed into Victoria Road and the Western Distributor. • John Street Square is the nearest light rail station to the suburb. • Balmain has several ferry wharves that are serviced by the Inner Harbour ferry services. These wharves are located at Thames Street, Elliot Street and in Darling Street, Balmain East. Services run to Circular Quay. • Regular buses travel along Darling Street and Rowntree Street to the CBD, neighbouring suburbs, Canterbury and Millers Point. Shopping destinations • Darling Street is the main hub for entertainment and convenience in the suburb. The street offers an excellent variety of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and other shopping options. Schools & Daycares Balmain is home to many good schools: • Balmain Public School • Nicholson Street Public School • Inner Sydney Montessori School Good daycares around the area include: • Balmain Care for Kids Nursery, 5 Thames St, Balmain • Balmain Childrens Centre, 4 Booth St, Balmain • Guardian Childcare & Education Balmain Cove, 35 Terry St, Rozelle • Balmain East Out Of School Care, Nicholson St, Balmain Internet Connectivity The NBN is now widely available in BALMAIN with a high internet speed. Crime & safety Crime rate Balmain is 600/1100 whereas Average crime rate of NSW suburb is 805. Price Median Sale Price- $2m Rent Median Rent Price- $950pw Summary Balmain is a hilly suburb surrounded by water with its truly beautiful views. The suburb is a five to ten minutes drive from Sydney city and it can also be accessible by buses. It has excellent parks for the dogs and children, first class transport on our doorstep with great ferry and bus services. There are several parks within the suburbs borders, including the waterfront Elkington Park, where you'll find the Balmain Rowing Club and the Dawn Fraser Baths. Balmain is one of the prime locations in Sydney for viewing the famous New Year's Eve fireworks. Darling Street steals the show with a line-up of cafés, restaurants, pubs and specialty shops that continues down to an uninterrupted view of Sydney Harbour in Balmain East. Cafe culture, village shopping and a short bus or ferry ride to the city make Balmain an incredibly popular place to live.
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