Nestled on Sydney’s eastern coastline between Bondi and Clovelly and just 8 kilometres east of the CBD, Bronte is a beachside suburb that nearly 7000 residents call home. With a family friendly atmosphere, it’s clear to see why this lush Sydney suburb is high on the list for young families looking to buy.
Who lives in Bronte?
Bronte is a short commute to the CBD but feels a million miles away once you are home. Combine this with the fantastic facilities of the eastern suburbs such as Queens and Centennial Park, the University of NSW as well as a number of hospitals, and it is no wonder this is a tightly held pocket of Sydney.
According to Domain.com.au the average age of Bronte residents is 20 – 39 with a 60:40 split between singles and families. Most dwellers work in professional/technical, financial/insurance and health care/social occupations.
The typical home profile for Bronte includes both modern newly constructed houses as well as Californian bungalows and Federation homes. There are a number of boutique apartment blocks, both new and older in style and parking comes at a premium. The current median price is $3,180,000 for a house and $1,000,000 for units (as at 28 March 2019 according to Hometrack Australia).
Bronte Beach – a little quieter than Bondi and Coogee
Being home to Bronte Beach means having great access to a quieter sea location without the hype and traffic of big sisters, Bondi and Coogee. You can even take a dip in the Bronte Ocean Pool for a swim without battling the waves.
Home to celebrities, millionaires, and average Joes, this all-inclusive suburb is one you’ll want to take a close look at and leave no stone unturned.
Calling all beach hoppers
A cliff top coastal walk that stretches for six kilometers in its entirety is a notable highlight for locals and those visiting the area. Take a short stroll or walk it all and visit beach after beach, stop off at parks and rock pools, have a bite to eat, or do it all.
Scenic is what Bronte does best, this cliff top walk fills your cup with beauty and local history thanks to the iconic Waverley Cemetery and sweeping ocean views.
Locals have all of this right at their doorsteps with endless options. Whether you’re looking for lively or low-key, the Bronte lifestyle is for you.
A café culture brimming with life
Locals benefit from a lively culture of fine and casual dining, all accessible and within walking distance. Popular spots like Three Blue Ducks and Iggy’s Bread are always teeming with life and set to make the most of the view and the ocean breeze.
Having great eateries, a stone’s throw from your home may not seem like a priority off the bat, but once you become a Bronte local you’ll start to eat out more and more – the food and coffee is that good.
History to be admired
With surfing a natural pairing with a beach-side suburb, Bronte has a huge claim to fame with its surfing club founded in 1903 claiming to be the oldest surf lifesaving club in the world.
It goes without saying that surfing is a hobby that most locals take up or try at some point. Numerous surf schools dotted around the area make surfing an easy option, and one that will be well practiced with the sea so close by.
A central hub full of activities for people from all walks of life, that’s Bronte in a nutshell.