Assimilating in Annandale
Annandale is a suburb in the inner west of New South Wales with a population of nearly 10,000 people. Over 66% of its population were born in Australia with 78% only speaking English. Annandale is located just 5 kilometres from Sydney’s Central Business District and is accessible to mobile storage facilities as well. The northern end of Annandale lies on Rozelle Bay which is also part of Sydney Harbour. Annandale is a much sought-after enclave that has wide leafy streets, heritage buildings and century old mansions.
When Major George Johnston arrived on the Lady Penrhyn (the First Fleet) with convicts from England to Australia he was granted 600 acres of land which he named Annandale after his birthplace Annan, in Scotland.
Johnston Street, named after George Johnston, has many historic buildings and is also the first 30-metre-wide street in Sydney. Johnston and his wife Esther Abrahams built Annandale House in 1799, some distance back from Parramatta Road. It was demolished in 1905, although the original gates were preserved and rebuilt on the grounds of Annandale Public school. George’s son Robert inherited the estate, but in 1877 sold it to John Young, who was a businessman, architect and mayor. Young was the highest-ranking Mason in Australia. He began turning the Johnston estate into an attractive suburb by building several picturesque houses. The Abbey was also built by John Young, its eerie gothic architecture incorporates gables, arches, gargoyles, turrets, lions, quatrefoils, chimneys, a cloister and a tower. The property was sold at a record price of $4.86 million in November 2009.
Annandale was once the centre of the Sydney Indie Rock scene and was also home to Trafalgar Studios a studio that recorded the some of Australia’s greatest musicians: Cold Chisel, INXS, Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly.
Annandale Schools and Transport include:
- Toxteth Kindergarten
- Annandale Childcare Centre
- Annangrove Public School
- Annandale North Public School
- St Brendan’s Catholic School
- St Aiden’s Anglican School
- Primitive Methodist School
- Hunter Baillie Presbyterian School
Buses are the main mode of transport in Annandale with several buses running through Booth Street which hosts several boutiques, cafes and restaurants.. Over ten bus routes operate along Parramatta Road that service the city. The north-east suburb is serviced by buses that ply between the city and Balmain. Trams also operate from east to Central railway station via Pyrmont and south-west to Dulwich Hill. A light rail network is located in the north of the suburb.
If you choose to move to Annandale for the lifestyle or history it offers, use SmartBox to make the move an easy one. The mobile storage unit will be delivered to your home or office. You can stack it with all your items and call us. We will collect and store the storage unit safely until you decide to call for it again. SmartBoxes are available in a range of sizes starting at 7 cubic metre Baby Box through to the 9 cubic metre Standard Box, the cubic metre Classic Box as well as a 20 cubic metre Uber Box.