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Leichhardt is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. Leichhardt is located 5 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district (CBD) and is the administrative centre for the local government area (LGA) of the Municipality of Leichhardt.

There is generally a strong demand for properties in Leichhardt. It is known for its historical charm and contemporary lifestyle. Many homes are Federation and Victorian style as well as some heritage listed properties which have been thoughtfully renovated to meet modern standards. Given its close proximity to the city and vibrant community, Leichhardt is a sought-after location for families, professionals and investors alike.

History

Leichhardt is named after the outback explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who famously vanished without trace in 1848 on his attempt to cross the continent from the Darling Downs to the Swan River Colony on the Western Australia coast.

Transport

Leichhardt can be accessed by several main roads including Parramatta Road (Great Western Highway), Norton Street, Balmain Road, Marion Street and Catherine Street. The City West Link runs along the northern border of Leichhardt and is a major arterial road, which is part of the A4 and crosses the Anzac Bridge to the CBD. Leichhardt is well serviced by Transit Systems through city and cross regional services.

Recreation

The Norton Street commercial area contains restaurants, cafés, shops and grocery stores. Hotels, a cinema and Norton Plaza and the Italian Forum can also be found here. Several Parks can also be found in Leichhardt, including Pioneers Memorial Park, War Memorial Park, 36th Battalion Park and the Blackmore Oval, used for rugby and baseball. The suburb is also home to a thriving Italian community, and the annual Italian Fiesta is held in Leichhardt, with food, gifts and live entertainment.

Schools

There are a few schools in Leichhardt, namely, Kegworth Public School, Leichhardt Public School, St Columba’s Primary School, St Fiacre’s Primary School and Sydney Secondary College.

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