Marrickville on world’s top 10 list

SYDNEY has made it onto ‘The World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods in 2020’ thanks to Marrickville which came in at number 10 and comes as no surprise to those who have made their home here or would like to.

The Time Out rankings list is devised by a survey of over 38,000 city dwellers and this year being stuck at home for the pandemic, played a part in the rankings.
The neighbourhood stands among giants like Esquerra de l’Eixample in Barcelona, Downtown LA and Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong.
The postcode has been long known for its multiculturalism which helped it crack the list out of hundreds of other suburbs in our harbour city.
Time Out said its diversity was “surely the X-factor behind its ascent as Sydney’s trending suburb”.
The suburb is home to Vietnamese, Greek and Portuguese Australians, according to the 2016 census, and locals and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink.
Sydney hospitality billionaire Justin Hemmes has taken an interest in the area, buying local pub Vic On The Park in 2017 for more than $22 million.
Gasoline Pony manager Fiona Cook has lived in Marrickville for 22 years and said she wouldn’t live anywhere else.
“Marrickville is fantastic; there’s more breweries, entertainment venues, musicians, artists and other creatives at this postcode than anywhere else in Sydney,” she said.
Former Marrickville Mayor and Inner West Council Deputy Mayor Vic Macri operates a hairdressing business on Marrickville Road, established by his father in 1960.
“It’s the people that make Marrickville special,” he said.
“The place is so welcoming and it’s a very inclusive community; we don’t want to see it ‘yuppified’. We love the small businesses and the fact that everyone can be who they want to be.”