Waterloo was historically a working-class region of Sydney but since the early 2000s, the region has undergone gentrification, with a rising business district focusing on technology-oriented firms and the development of more green space such as parks. Green Square is a district in the south and east of the suburb including the suburbs of Waterloo and Zetland that is being redeveloped. It involves an urban renewal program which has seen many industrial buildings redeveloped or replaced by new residential and commercial developments. The area adjacent to South Dowling Street contains many high rise apartment buildings with retail space at ground level.
Primary: Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School
Secondary: Taylors College
Special education: Green Square School
Train: Waterloo Station is currently under construction ready for 2024
Bus: These Bus lines stop near Waterloo: 343
CBD: Waterloo is 3kms from the CBD
Cafes such as Zensation Tea House, The Freedom Hub, John Smith Specialty Coffee & Cuppa Flower.
Parks include Waterloo Park Playground and Fernside Skatepark.
The predominant age group in Waterloo is 20-29 years. Households in Waterloo are 77% single and for couples primarily childless couples.
In general, people in Waterloo work in a professional occupation.
Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $1,045,000.
Households are likely to be repaying $3000 – $3999 per month on mortgage repayments.
Currently the median rental for a 2 bedroom apartment in Waterloo is $677 PW
74% of Waterloo Residents rent properties.
The convenience and urban cafe lifestyle of Waterloo can’t be beaten. Warehouse cafés, art galleries and designer stores are becoming the norm in a neighbourhood that still has echoes of its industrial, working-class past.