A favourite destination of food lovers, Petersham has a distinctive Portuguese flavour running through it. Known locally as 'Little Lisbon', Petersham is the perfect place to pick up a fragrant flame-grilled chicken, spicy chorizo and freshly baked custard tarts.
In the Victorian era Petersham drew the cream of Sydney's society, with many wealthy businessmen building statley homes surrounding the new railway. Nowadays you'll find a mix of grand homes, as well as classic terraces and more recently developed apartment blocks.
Commuting remains ultra-convenient, with frequent bus and train services. When you wish to relax you can head to picturesque Petersham Oval or enjoy a dip at the Fanny Durack Pool. Ideal for families, the suburb is also home to Petersham Public School, Taverners Hill Public School and Fort Street High, which is NSW's first selective school