Surry Hills

Chidiac Realty is active as Surry Hills real estate agents and property managers. You can view properties we have for sale and rent in that area. If you own property or are seeking investment property in Surry Hills, contact us to talk about property management Sydney services and other ways we can assist you. Our team stays close to the ground with trends and opportunities so we’re well informed about the area.


Surry Hills is a central suburb of Sydney, located just 1 kilometre south east of the CBD, in the local government area of the City of Sydney.

Getting there and getting around

Surry Hills is serviced by many major bus routes including all that run along the major thoroughfares of George Street and Elizabeth Street. It is a short walking distance from Central Station, the biggest station on the Sydney Trains Network. As with many parts of inner city Sydney there are also an increasing number of bicycle paths.

Lifestyle and population

Surry Hills boasts a rich diversity of cafes, restaurants, pubs, and shops. Many of the buildings in this area date back to the Victorian period and a significant number are heritage listed. Aside from Victorian terrace houses there are also a number of high rise public housing apartment buildings in the area. Surry Hills has a number of popular cultural and community attractions including the Surry Hills market, Belvoir Street Theatre and Prince Alfred Park.

The population of Surry Hills is just over 15,300. A particularly significant thing about the suburb is that nearly 70% of residences are apartments, flats or units. Stand alone houses make up less than 2% of dwelling type. The area has a fairly youthful demographic as it has gone through a process of gentrification, thus attracting younger people. Group households make up about 20% of the household types, sole occupancy just over 25% and couples without children the largest segment at about 35%.

Property trends and opportunities

The vast majority of Surry Hills residents are renting (62%), with just 11% owning their homes outright and 23% in the process of buying.

Median House Price            $1,300,000
Median House Rental Price        $845 pw
Average House time on market        53 days

Median Unit Price            $690,000
Median Unit Rental Price        $580
Average Unit time on market        44 days

*Note: Data accurate at time of update. Last update – June 2013