Harbour views, a thriving café lifestyle, clean air, and a superb culture; just some of the factors that make living in Sydney the best decision you’ll ever make!

Sydney has long been touted as one of the most liveable cities in the world, sharing the coveted title with other beautiful cities around the world like Vienna, Osaka, and even our neighbour, Melbourne.

So, why is living in Sydney such a great idea?

The culture

If you’re a Sydneysider, you’ll know that the city has an unbeatable culture. Pre-Covid-19, Sydney had a buzzing arts culture, with any number of events, performances and concerts held every month. Thankfully, we’ve shown an uncanny ability to bounce back quickly and are now hosting world-renowned shows again, such as Hamilton the musical, which begins this month.

Living in Sydney is extremely safe, with the city ranked by The Economist as the fifth-safest in the world. Despite being the largest city in the country, Sydney is also exceptionally clean. Studies show that we breathe some of the cleanest air in the world.


Living in Sydney means you’ll really start to enjoy walking. Sydney has a comprehensive network of buses, trains, roads, light rail tracks, and ferries. Failing that, walking or cycling is always a healthy mode of transport!

The city itself is fairly easy to navigate. But if you venture a little further, you can visit beautiful coastal hubs. Bondi Beach, Maroubra, or Manly are easily accessible on public transport.

Sydney also has a great network of public schools and an enviable public healthcare system.

The natural world

Sydney, which has also been called “London on the Caribbean”, is home to 100 beaches. Living in Sydney also means taking in plenty of tree-lined streets and stretches of parkland or serene bush filled with an abundance of birdlife.

Plus, if you head further afield to places like the Blue Mountains, just over an hour out of Sydney’s centre, you can enjoy dramatic mountain landscapes and gaze upon epic waterfalls. Head north or south to enjoy (even) more beaches in the summer. Or, visit country towns like Bowral and Berry down south for a quiet trip in the cooler months.

The food

Sydney is known for its vibrant “brunch culture” and offers a veritable smorgasbord of delightful café options. But the eating doesn’t stop at brunch!

Living in Sydney means being able to experience a variety of multicultural cuisines. Whether you’re slurping down pho in Cabramatta, munching on pizza in Leichardt, or devouring butter chicken in Haberfield, Sydney has cuisines from all over the globe, so you’ll never be short on options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

There’s also a range of venues to suit all occasions, from intimate fine dining experiences for two to casual lunches to secret underground dive bars in the heart of the city.

Explore our favourite rooftop bars here.

If you’re looking for culture, a variety of jaw-dropping natural landscapes and access to healthcare, schools, parks, beaches, and everything else Australia has to offer, living in Sydney simply can’t be beat.

Why do you love living in Sydney? If you’re considering moving to Sydney, contact us today. We can advise you on all the different parts of Sydney and how they differ. Sydney is a large city spread across a multitude of landscapes, and each suburb appeals to different groups of people. Whether you’re looking to meet new friends, settle down with the kids or prefer the beach culture, at Boutique Property Agents, we’re Sydney experts. We love getting out and about in our local community and helping people find the homes they love.

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Tolga Ozer, Principal & LREA

Hyde Park’s most highly acclaimed property expert, achieving record-breaking outcomes for owners and investors. Having become the most sought-after agency for Sydney’s inner suburbs and CBD, my team and I take pride in our ability to deliver outstanding results.

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