The Inner West is a metropolitan area directly west of Sydney CBD. This area focuses on suburbs located near the water or north of Parramatta Road. The area is becoming increasingly popular with young professionals and families moving to the area due to the lifestyle it offers and its close proximity to the Sydney CBD. There are various modes of transport on offer via buses, light rail and ferries. Leichhardt offers traditional and tasty Italian food and there are more and more trendy cafes, restaurants and bars popping up as well as some of the well established pubs and hotels still on offer. The Inner West presents a more affordable offering to the Eastern Suburbs for those who wish to settle or invest near the CBD and be close to the water.