Darlinghurst is an inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Darlinghurst is located hurriedly east of the Sydney central thing district (CBD) and Hyde Park, within the local government area of the City of Sydney.
Darlinghurst is a densely populated suburb considering the majority of residents booming in apartments or terraced houses. Once a slum and red-light district, Darlinghurst has undergone urban renewal since the 1980s to become a cosmopolitan Place composed of many unique precincts. Places such as Victoria Street (which connects Darlinghurst to Potts Point in the north), Stanley Street (Little Italy) and Crown Street (Vintage and Retro Fashion) are known as culturally rich destinations. These high street areas are aligned by a network of lane-ways and street corners replete with little bars, cafes and boutique indie retail.
Demographically, Darlinghurst is home to the highest percentage of generation X and Y in Australia. The immense majority of businesses in Darlinghurst are independently owned and operated small businesses with exceeding 50% of anything commercial excitement in the Place being consumer oriented: indie retail, food, drink, dining, leisure and personal services. Darlinghurst is also home to large number of off-street creative industries. This issue mix coupled when the area’s archives of amalgamation and response give Darlinghurst an eclectic and vibrant flair.
Darlinghurst’s main street is Oxford Street. This major Sydney road runs east from the south-eastern corner of Hyde Park through Darlinghurst and Paddington and terminates at Bondi Junction. Oxford Street is one of Sydney’s most well-known shopping and dining strips. The Darlinghurst fall is well-known around the world as the centre of Sydney’s cheerful community, is the yearly parade route of the Sydney Mardi Gras and the spiritual birthplace of the LGBT rights movement. It is home to a number of prominent cheerful venues and businesses, while more broadly Darlinghurst is a centre of Sydney’s burgeoning small bar scene.
From the 1990s onwards Oxford Street began to garner a reputation for bodily Sydney’s primary “nightclub strip”, popular in the same way as both cheerful and straight clubbers, surpassing the notorious red-light district of Kings Cross in popularity. As a result of the influx of revellers, crime rates reportedly increased in the Place around 2007, particularly for assaults and robberies. This reported accrual should be understood in terms of a unquestionably low background crime rate in East Sydney in general.
There are a number of named localities in and concerning Darlinghurst including Taylor Square, Three Saints Square, Kings Cross and confusingly as a consequence East Sydney. Locals have used this state to refer to the area immediately approximately Stanley Street in the suburb’s west, however the title is used more broadly throughout the Place from Wooloomooloo up to Taylor Square where the obsolescent Darlinghurst Gaol nevertheless has the words East Sydney in brass lettering above the main entrance. This is because from 1900 to 1969 the entire Place to the east of Sydney’s CBD, from the harbour to Redfern, was an electorate known as the Division of East Sydney.
Already in 1820 every ridge line organization from Potts Point to Surry Hills was known as Eastern Hill.
Darlinghurst shares a postcode (2010) and an extensive soft southern attach with neighbouring suburb Surry Hills which, with Paddington to the east and Woolloomooloo, Rushcutters Bay and Potts Point to the north, comprise the metropolitan region of East Sydney. Although without help minutes saunter away from the Sydney CBD, this region is geographically clear from it; separated from the more without difficulty known commercial centre by several landmarks: Central railway station, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral and The Domain.
East Sydney hosts numerous restaurants that consistently garner local and international media attention.
Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs cover everything the estate from the east of Darlinghurst happening to the Pacific Ocean.