The inner city suburb of Chippendale is located on the southern edge of the Sydney central business district in Sydney NSW. The area is home to the new urban renewal project, Central Park. The multi-unit development includes parkland, vertical gardens, a towering apartment complex, shopping centres and unique residential buildings. Chippendale is also the host to five college campuses, including Notre Dame Australia.
The Regent Street Railway Station provides commuters with a direct rail service to the University campuses and other Sydney suburbs. Bus services are also available though the Sydney CBD, Victoria Park and most other popular area destinations are within walking distance.
The area that is now Chippendale was first inhabited by the Gadigal tribe of the Dharing Nation. It was later taken over by European settler William Chippendale who named the area after himself. Today the local culture in Chippendale is heavily influenced by the student and artistic communities. Several galleries feature and promote local Australian artists.
There is a large Chinese population in Chippendale. The Chinatown area offers a variety of unique shops, as well as a large selection of traditional and modern Chinese cuisine.
Community and Recreation
Chippendale is a vibrant and unique community of students and retirees. Many activities are held at the University campuses and beautiful parks provide ample space for outdoor sports. Small shops are scattered throughout Chippendale for those who enjoy a little retail therapy. Pubs and restaurants in the suburb reflect the diverse cultural backgrounds of the University students and many are open late.
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