Petersham's leafy streets and historic structures contribute to its distinctive ambiance.
The suburb's architectural character is a testament to its past, featuring a mix of Victorian-era homes, Federation-style residences, and contemporary developments.
Petersham offers locals a range of parks. Petersham Park, with its cricket oval, sports facilities, and playgrounds, is a popular destination for recreational activities and community events. Nearby Marrickville Golf Course is a popular destination with golfing enthusiasts.
The main commercial thoroughfare, New Canterbury Road, hosts a variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops, offering a range of culinary and retail experiences.
Access to public transport is a key advantage for Petersham residents. The Petersham railway station, part of the Sydney Trains network, facilitates convenient travel to the CBD and other parts of the city. Bus services further enhance connectivity, providing additional transportation options for those navigating the wider metropolitan area.
PublicAnnandale North Public School, Annandale Public School, Ashfield Boys High School, Ashfield Public School, Australia Street Infants School, Bridge Road School, Camdenville Public School, Dobroyd Point Public School, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design, Dulwich Hill Public School, Fort Street High School, Haberfield Public School, Kegworth Public School, Leichhardt Public School, Lewisham Public School, Marrickville High School, Marrickville Public School, Marrickville West Public School, Newtown High School of Performing Arts, Newtown Public School, Orange Grove Public School, Petersham Public School, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital School, Stanmore Public School, Summer Hill Public School, Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus, Taverners Hill Infants School, Tempe High School, Wilkins Public School, Yeo Park Infants School
PrivateAspect South East Sydney School, Leichhardt, Aspect South East Sydney School, Marrickville, Bethlehem College, Casimir Catholic College, Christian Brothers High School Lewisham, De La Salle College, Ashfield, Domremy Catholic College, Eileen O'Connor Catholic College, Inner Sydney Montessori School, Lilyfield, Italian Bilingual School, Newington College, St Brendan's Catholic Primary School, St Brigid's Catholic Primary School, St Columba's Catholic Primary School, St Fiacre's Catholic Primary School, St Francis Xavier Catholic School Ashbury, St James Catholic Primary School, St Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School, St Maroun's College, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Michael's Catholic Primary School, St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School, St Pius' Catholic Primary School, St Scholastica's College Glebe Point, St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, The Athena School, The John Berne School, Trinity Grammar School, Waranara School