What is it like to live in the best apartment overlooking Australia’s most famous beach?
Bondi is an Aboriginal word meaning “the sound of water breaking over rocks”. For the new owner of 3/10 Notts Avenue, that soothing melody will be the backdrop to a lifestyle that most can only dream of.
They can wake early and catch some waves at Australia most iconic surf beach or swim in the Bondi Icebergs’ famous salt-water Olympic pool with breathtaking views just a minute’s walk away.
For breakfast, wander in your bathers across to one of the many popular cafes, restaurants and hotels overlooking the beach for a good espresso coffee.
Then drive to work in the Sydney CBD, the financial and economic hub of Australia, in just 15 minutes.
Located 7 kilometres from the centre of Sydney, Australia’s international city, Bondi offers easy access to a beach lifestyle, café culture everything else the metropolis has to offer.
Sydney hosts a cosmopolitan and international population of people from around the world so it caters to every culinary and cultural taste.
Each year the city is ranked among the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in the world by international research houses which is why it is chosen by most multinational companies for their Australian headquarters.
In fact, of 11 foreign subsidiary banks in Australia, nine are based in Sydney, and all of the 29 local branches of foreign banks.
Sydney has a well-deserved reputation as an international centre for commerce, arts, fashion, culture, entertainment, music, education and tourism.
It has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters and rainfall is spread throughout the year so there are no bad seasons.
As a dynamic cultural hub, Sydney has many fine and internationally known museums and galleries that are all within easy reach of Bondi.
Sydney’s cultural institutions include Sydney’s famous Opera House which is not only beautiful to look at but also hosts Opera Australia, the world’s third-busiest opera company.
For recreation the Bondi resident can visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the White Rabbit Gallery, Brett Whiteley Studio, Museum of Sydney and the Powerhouse Museum, in addition to a thriving commercial gallery scene of contemporary art.
And be sure to catch the cities’ many different festivals and social and cultural events. These include the Sydney Festival, Australia’s largest arts festival which runs throughout January; the Biennale of Sydney dedicated to international and Australian contemporary art, the Sydney Film Festival and many other smaller film festivals.
These include the Bondi-based festival Flickerfest, which is Australia’s premier international short film festival.
Sculpture by the Sea, Australia’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibit, is held each November on your doorstep along the scenic walk between Bondi and neighbouring Tamarama Beach.
While the fitness enthusiast can run the 14 km City to Surf Fun Run which is held each year in August and goes from the CBD to Bondi.
The suburb also hosts the world’s oldest surf lifesaving club, Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving. Bondi beach is the spiritual home of lifesaving, with members inventing the surf reel and many other icons of the sport.
For its blend of history and contemporary lifestyle there is quite simply nowhere in the world like Bondi.