Potts Point is close to Sydney’s CBD and Kings Cross, making it popular with the rich and famous.
Property in the area consists of high-end apartment developments which contrast with the many historic buildings. Most properties are studios, one and two bedroom apartments and feature harbour, city, bridge and district views.
The area was previously known as Woolloomooloo Hill and renamed Potts Point by Bank of New South Wales employee Joseph Hyde Potts, after he purchased land in the area.
Architecturally, 1930s Art Deco and Spanish Mission-style apartment buildings can be seen in Tusculum Street and Grand Georgian mansions, such as Rockwall House, were also built in the area. Potts Point boasts fine Victorian-era terraces, which are mostly located on Victoria Street.
One of the area’s main attractions is Garden Island, a heritage site the public is welcome to visit. The Royal Australian Navy facility has white beaches, foreshores and bays. Another well-known spot is Fitzroy Gardens, home to the El Alamein fountain.
Visit Bayswater Road for quality dining and sophisticated bars and Macleay Street for 19th century houses. Victoria Street is also home to some of the trendiest nightspots in the area including Soho and Peppermint Lounge.
The Kings Cross precinct buzzes with nightclubs, live music, adult entertainment, bars and cafes. There are more than 200 restaurants in the area which cover a diverse range of styles, tastes and budgets.
There are many park and playgrounds in and around the area as well. Embarkation Park in Victoria St affords visitors Woolloomooloo Bay and Sydney Harbour views. It is located at the end of Victoria Street.