Sydney is a fast-paced city, and it can run you over if you're not ready and raring to go. If you love and thrive in a busy, bustling atmosphere, Sydney might be the place for you. It is quite large, so finding a suitable area to live in might prove a little difficult if you don't know where to start looking or what you are looking for. If you're feeling a little bit lost, here are five places you can check out to get you started.
The Lower North Shore is a beautiful part of Sydney, and any one of its suburbs would be great for prospective and current students. Chatswood is one suburb in particular you might want to consider – featuring large shopping malls and wonderful markets, there is something here to excite and entertain everyone. By virtue of not being located near the Sydney CBD, it is generally a little cheaper, which is what students are usually looking for. Specialists in student accommodation in Sydney such as Iglu are also available in such areas, making your search for a place to call your own just that little bit easier.
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If you think you might want to get away from the city, Marsfield might be the place for you. This is a quiet, quaint, residential suburb, located in the Northern suburbs of Sydney, and is close to a number of tertiary educational institutions, including Macquarie University. It has a vibrant history, and has plenty of places for you to relax and catch up with friends.
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Newtown is a hub of culture, with activities all year round to keep you entertained, regardless of your interests. These range from live music to local theatre productions and a number of themed annual festivals. Accommodation in Newtown is also usually a short bus ride or walk to the University of Sydney, so if this is where you are studying, put this suburb on your list.
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The University of New South Wales is located in the city centre, and is close to many different suburbs. Kensington is one of these, and is full of beautiful sights and activities for you enjoy. Public transport is quite accessible as well, so it is all too simple to get around from this suburb.
If you like a more relaxed atmosphere, Bondi might be the place for you to live. Enjoy and bask in the beach lifestyle, while also making sure you are not too far from your place of study.
These are just some places you might want to consider if you are looking for accommodation in Sydney. Remember to think about what kind of environment and activities you are interested in as well as the institution you plan to attend, and go from there
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