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Where to live in Sydney? And how to get around in the city?

I'm an American moving to Sydney in January to begin a working holiday. I've never been to Australia so I'm basically just showing up and going to figure most of it out when I arrive, but I would love some advice in advance. I would of course prefer to live in a good and safe location in the city, and would like easy access to public transportation. Any tips??? Thank you!!! :)

Asked By: Lyric - 9/11/2008
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I'm from Sydney and I can tell you that it is very safe. I would say the best place to live would be in the eastern suburbs. Areas like Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo are great places and around a 15-20 minute walk into the centre of the city - there is also a train station at Kings Cross (2 stops to the... More
Answered By: wet26 - 9/12/2008
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Sydney is generally a very safe city, and I feel safer in Sydney than in most American cities that are much smaller. Proximity to a train line is quite helpful, as you can get by without needing a car in Sydney... More
Answered By: Dan - 9/11/2008
 
The whole of Sydney is fairly safe (like not much murders etc). The best suburbs, if you can afford them, are Point Piper, Darling Point, Vaucluse, Mosman and Bellevue Hill... More
Answered By: SuperSpy - 9/12/2008
 
My teacher is on exchange in america and we have an american teacher. We both agree that eastern suburbs are great. The city isn't the best place to live though but close to it i would say either: Bondi Junction, Bondi Beach, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Edgecliff, Watsons Bay, Bellevue Hill or Wollara (sorry about my... More
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Answered By: Hay Hay - 9/13/2008
 
I am an American who moved to Sydney in January 2001. Work takes me all over Sydney and Australia quite regularly. When I travel, I look at different places and suburbs and, while some are quite nice, not one of them comes close to Potts Point... More
Answered By: Marzo - 9/13/2008
 
ah man you're going to live in beautiful Sydney and NOT live on the Northern Beaches? Very safe, very beautiful, great public transport and lovely people. The only choice.
Answered By: Greenic - 9/15/2008
 
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