In 1835, Captain Sylvester Browne, a master mariner with the East India Company built a grand manor in the area then known as ‘Camden Estate’. He named his home ‘Enmore House’ after the London suburb and, as the area’s population grew, it was decided the precinct should bear the title Enmore to differentiate it from neighbouring Marrickville. The name was formally decreed on 1 November, 1895 – soon after the building was demolished in the 1880s.
Enmore now has a distinct flavour and is favoured by home owners who enjoy the cosmopolitan treats of the fast growing Enmore Road cafe and bar scene yet like to retreat home for a quieter lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle. It offers a mix of middle class residential homes and light industry buildings surrounding the centrepiece; Enmore Park.
A great range of Victorian terraces, semis and Federation homes display some ornate detailing from their former glory combined with some tasteful updates and modern comforts. These are mixed in with a few contemporary homes and modern apartment buildings. Light industry still exists in Enmore and provides numerous services and job opportunities.
Places to eat
A stroll up Enmore Road is always great amusement with its interesting mix of cheap shopping, cafes and eateries and the landmark Enmore Theatre which houses international acts as well as local performers. This strip is fast becoming a worthy competitor to Newtown for attracting diners and coffee addicts. It’s an easy walk to King Street and some of the city’s best ethnic eateries, and down in Marrickville you’ll find excellent Greek and Vietnamese food.
Enmore Park is a vast haven of greenery that provides recreation to all walks of life. Complete with the state-of-the-art Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, kiddie’s playground, BBQ areas and many mature trees, this is an ideal place for Enmore-ites to wile away the hours.
Schools & Education
There are numerous quality public schools and kindergartens in the area and it’s only moments to world class education facilities such as Newington College, Newtown School of Performing Arts and Sydney University.
Located just 6km south west of the CBD, Enmore is easily accessible by the many bus services or nearby train stations at Newtown and Stanmore.