Straddling the inner city and inner west, this charming suburb was established by bricklayers, market gardeners and tanners. The suburb was originally called after an earlier subdivision in 1846 in the south of Erskineville owned by Stephen Macdonald, Erskineville has grown to be a community highly prized for its role as a quiet enclave surrounded by larger cities.
Real Estate: Erskineville is replete with tree-lined streets and many older homes rich in classic charm. There are also some high-rise apartment structures that help make this a postcode one of the best lifestyle areas in Sydney..
Community Life: Despite its small size, Erskineville has many parks. One of the most known is Harry Noble Reserve. Located directly opposite Erskineville Oval, Harry Noble Reserve features a fenced playground and open grassed areas ideal for picnics as well as community festivals and events. The reserve is also popular with dog lovers and their canine companions.
Education: The area is served by the Inner West School District which is comprised of many local schools. There are many primary schools (Erskineville Public, Australia Street Infants School, and St Mary Catholic Primary School) as well as Newington College, and Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
Transportation: The Erskineville railway station is served by the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network which makes commuting between Erskineville and other areas very convenient. Erskineville is also served by the Metro Bus systems.
Local Attractions: Some of the popular local landmarks include the The Imperial Hotel, Erskineville Hotel and Hive Bar. The Erskineville Historical Churches are housed on both Swanson Street and Erskineville Road. Erskineville Oval is located on the eastern border of the suburb