Life partners Drew and Julian have been at Discovery Point since 2015.
Proximity at the right price
“We were initially looking for an apartment in the inner city, then one weekend we came for a ride out here to Discovery Point. We had a look at the apartments and just loved it.
“Accessibility was a really crucial thing for us. It literally takes the same time to get to the office as it did when I lived just outside the city. On the train, it’s 15 minutes,” Julian says.
“There’s two train lines intersecting so we can head north or south or even directly to the airport. If we want to drive somewhere we've got the M5 just down the road.”
“We like riding our bikes and we’re lucky to have cycleways in different directions. There's a great bike track that runs down the coast past Brighton Le Sands: pretty good if you want to head down that way for breakfast on the beach. You can be there in 20 minutes, so it’s a good quick workout.
“Then there's a Cooks River cycleway that goes for about 25kms, where you end up at Sydney Olympic Park. If you're energetic enough to do the whole trip, that's great, but you can always jump off the trail any time. Last time we did it we jumped off at Rockwood Cemetery. We had a look around, had some lunch, had a beer, then we cheated and jumped on the train home. The third trail heads past the airport, through Mascot and into Surry Hills.”
Furry friend on the agenda
“We really want a dog, and it’s certainly good to know that the buildings are pet-friendly. On any given day you can look out the window and there are people out in the parks with their dogs. There's even a little community group of dog owners that regularly meet down in the park.
“Even if you don't have a dog, it's just nice having them around to pat. One of our neighbours has a dog and we often bump into them in the lobby. Sometimes we accidently say hello to Charlie the dog before greeting our neighbour!”