[VIDEO] NUTSHELL KNOWS: MARRICKVILLE

Marrickville is home to over 25, 000 people and is the Inner West’s largest suburb. It has a rich industrial history, with former steel mills, brickworks and automotive factories. In fact, in 1935, there were over 130 different manufacturers in the area.


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Welcome to Nutshell Knows, a series where we dive into the commercial property hotspots in Sydney’s inner west. I’m Joel Cahill, founder of Nutshell Property, and in this episode we’ll take you through the past, present and future of Marrickville.

Marrickville is home to over 25, 000 people and is the Inner West’s largest suburb. It has a rich industrial history, with former steel mills, brickworks and automotive factories. In fact, in 1935, there were over 130 different manufacturers in the area. Like this one, the former Vicars Woollen Mills, that is now the popular Marrickville Metro.

Marrickville’s rich industrial history makes it home to some of Sydney’s most interesting commercial properties. Every year more and more warehouses are being turned into campus-style offices or thriving local hangouts. Just like Batch Brewery here on Sydenham Road, that now attracts a regular crowd of beer lovers.

Before we explore other commercial attractions in the area, let’s take a look at the people who live and work here. Marrickville is home to a diverse variety of people. We have young professionals, families, and business owners from Vietnamese, Greek and Chinese heritage. Greek migrants arrived here after World War II and the suburb became known as “the Athens of the Inner West”. The Greek community is still vibrant in Marrickville today, as you can see here with the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saint Nicholas on Livingstone Road.

Marrickville’s diversity makes it an attractive destination for food and culture lovers. The countless bars, restaurants and cafes on Marrickville road enjoy high foot traffic and vehicle traffic, making it one of Sydney’s go-to entertainment areas. Bars like Lazybones and Gasoline Pony always attract a healthy crowd.

Residents and visitors enjoy easy public transport into Newtown and the city. Marrickville station, Dulwich Hill station and Sydenham station are close by, meaning we are spoilt for choice with transport options. According to realestate.com.au, there were an average of 1294 visits per property in Marrickville, which is almost double the state average. Vacancy rates are low, with shops, offices and warehouses being snapped up by all kinds of tenants.

Commercial property owners in Marrickville have a lot to be optimistic about. If you’ve got a vacant property in the area, you might like to download our guide, ‘How to Avoid the Vacancy Plague’.



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