A growing number of experts are tipping Sydney to lead the next property boom and there are signs recovery is already occurring in Australia's biggest city. For investors wanting to get in early, the following suburbs were tipped to see strong rental growth potential.

1. Kensington
Key drivers:
• Affordable apartments
• Proximity to NSW University
• Extensive bus network
• Lively culture

2. Newtown
Key drivers
• Extensive train and bus network
• Variety of dwelling types
• Diverse range of food and lifestyle
• Affordable apartments
• Rock bottom vacancies

3. Hurstville
Key drivers
• Public transport hub
• Broad range of accommodation
• Thriving restaurant district
• Strong commercial center
• Ongoing commitment from developers
• Many affordable options
• Located just 2 km out of the CBD

4. Bankstown
Key drivers
• Strong overseas migration
• Good social infrastructure for migrants
• New migrants tend to be renters and not buyers
• Train and bus interchange

5. Bondi
Key drivers
• Close proximity to city and beach
• Several public transport options
• World famous beach

6. Neutral Bay
Key drivers
• Close to North Sydney and CBD
• Prestige area
• 5 min bus to city

7. Liverpool
Key drivers
• Affordability
• Commercial centre
• Gateway to south west
• Train and bus interchange

8. Ashfield
Key drivers
• Close to city - 8km west
• Ugly duckling compared to more prestigious neighbours
• Close to many quality schools
• Broad range of accommodation types

9. Alexandria
Key drivers
• Affordability
• Close to the CBD
• Next door to a prime suburb
• Strong demand

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