LifestyleIf you have a weakness for a passionate Italian, then you’ll be infatuated with Leichhardt. Sydney’s very own Italian love affair, this lively area is a rich community bustling with great cafes, restaurants and food stores that will keep you salivating all year round.
Beating at its heart is the leafy Norton Street and a fiesta of food fare. Tuck into a bowl of perfect pasta, savour a frothy cappuccino or enjoy a cool glass of Pinot at the popular Piazza shaped Italian Forum and watch the world go by. If you can, leave room for a slice of creamy continental torte. One that rivals the best of Nonna's recipe and has her crying out ‘mangiare!’
Thankfully for our waistlines, there’s more than just good eating on offer in Leichhardt. Head down to the harbour foreshore and stroll along the pretty walking trails or work off your indulgences on the Bay Run. Cool off in the premier aquatic centre or catch a flick at the art house cinema.
For rich Italian heritage, food to die for, and a harbourside living, Leichardt is in a word - bellisimo!
PeopleLeichhardt’s lifestyle is luscious to say the least. Families galore mix with young couples and professionals and there is a loyal group of locals who have grown up here, that take pride of place in their hometown.
HomesAll types of architectural styles and dwellings sit side-by-side on the streets of Leichhardt.
Like its inner-west neighbours, Leichhardt’s Victorian terraces were the first to grace this colourful area’s streets.
Today a wide variety of real estate can be found, including modern multi-dwelling complexes, like the Italian Forum with its own piazza-style square, cool cafes and fashionable clothing stores.
Transport> Light Rail - Marion - Hawthorne - Leichhardt North
> City Buses - eg.440, 438, 370, 480
> Petersham or Lewisham Station within 10 min walk
Schools> Leichhardt Public School
> Kegworth Public School
> St Fiacres School
> St Columbas School
> Little Ark Pre-School
Shopping> Market Place Leichhardt - Woolworths/Aldi
> Norton Plaza - Coles
> Norton/Marion Street Shops & Restaurants
Recreational Facilities> Palace Cinemas
> Italian Forum
> Leichhardt Aquatic Centre
> Pioneers Memorial Park
> Wangal Nura Park
> War Memorial Park