Crown and Baptist Streets

Crown and Baptist Streets

Boundaries and demographics

The Crown and Baptist Streets village covers the area from Goulburn Street, Surry Hills in the north to Phillip Street, Redfern in the south, and from Anzac Parade in the east to Chalmers Street in the west. A map of the area can be downloaded below.

The village group includes the suburbs of Surry Hills, the eastern half of Redfern and the western half of Moore Park. According to latest estimates 22,082 residents (12.03% of the City) and 19,024 workers (4.94% of the City) make up the local area.

The past to today

Surry Hills was once a working-class suburb and centre for the rag trade. Its European settlement dates back to the 1790s and the area's slums became the gritty setting for novels such as Ruth Park's 'The Harp in the South'.

Now it is a busy creative quarter with a mix of design and vintage stores, pubs, cafes and local bakeries.

At weekends, nearby Centennial Park is buzzing with joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists eager for fresh air, exercise and breakfast at the park's café.

The Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park has regular farmers' markets, cinemas and a variety of dining options.


2030 in Your Village: Crown and Baptist Streets

Last updated: Tuesday, 16 July 2013