The Inner West describes the metropolitan suburban area directly west from Sydney’s CBD. The suburbs in this region are typically composed of medium- to high-density housing. These include some older terrace houses. The Inner West also includes the University of Sydney and other educational institutions, leading to a high population of students here. Sidewalk cafes are popular in some areas, such as Balmain and Newtown. The Inner West tends to be very diverse and offers many cuisines choices and cultural opportunities.