Nestled in between the suburbs of Tempe, St Peters and Marrickville, Sydenham has its origins in light industry. In the 1890s the suburb was the industrial hub of the area. Factories included Sydney Steel Company, Australian Woollen Mills, Malleable Castings, Marrickville Margarine and Fowler’s Potteries.
The name Sydenham is derived from London suburb of Sydenham, part of the Borough of Lewisham. These days the area is still largely commercial but is a great place for young families to set up home because of its affordability and great transport connections to the city, west and south.
There’s a great range of real estate available in Sydenham. Here you can find humble workers cottages, traditional terraces and semis, some offering attractive renovations and large sized blocks. There are also many modern apartment buildings and warehouse conversions.
Several vast parklands provide the area with a great outdoor lifestyle. It’s not far to the Cooks River cycleways plus there’s Frederick Street Reserve, Tillman Park and Sydney Park, all great for jogging, walking or just having a picnic.
Schools & Education
Tempe Primary School and Tempe High School are the local state schools and St Peters Primary School is also close by.
Sydenham is approximately 7.5 km from the city centre. It’s well serviced by public transport with train travel from Sydenham Station to Central a comfortable 10 minute journey. Many bus routes also service the area and provide rapid CBD access.