Summer Hill has a low violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for Sydney.
If the name "Summer Hill" conjures up images of an idyllic place, then thankfully this suburb won't let you down. This is a relaxed neighborhood with a village-like atmosphere. The town center has all of your basic needs covered: a grocery store, chemist, bank, restaurants, cafes, and a pub…all within a few minutes' walk of each other. Once you get past the compact center you'll find quiet, tree-lined streets full of homes. There's a mix of charming one-story Federation-style bungalows and low-rise Art Deco apartments, as well as the occasional Victorian-style mansion.
For those with children, there are two schools located within Summer Hill's borders: a highly rated public primary school and a private boys primary and secondary school. Behind the grocery store is a small park with a playground, skate park, tennis courts, and plenty of grassy space.
Each year the suburb hosts the Neighborhood Feast, a street festival with food stalls, entertainers, and games.
Because of the mellow vibe and great amenities, Summer Hill mostly attracts a slightly older crowd (30s and up) and families.
There are bus routes through Summer Hill but it also boasts its own train station, making a commute into the CBD a simple affair. If you live near the tracks you'll have to contend with the train noise.
Summer Hill is bordered on the north by Haberfield, on the east by Lewisham, on the south by Dulwich Hill, and on the west by Ashfield.
CBD: 8.5 km / 20-55 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit
Chatswood: 16.3 km / 30-65 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Parramatta: 20.2 km / 30-50 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
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