| ||Cammeray is a lovely garden suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney. It is located 5 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. Many of the quiet streets are lined with trees and have nature strips, giving Cammeray a leafy, green look. |
Cammeray is named after the Cammerigal, the Aboriginal people who once inhabited the North Sydney area. The suburb was the site of Sydney's first quarry, with sandstone blocks from there going into many of the finest buildings in Sydney town.
This is mostly a residential area with many houses having waterfront access. The green belt heart of the suburb is formed by the Cammeray golf course and Tunks Park. At the eastern edge of the park there is a small boat ramp that permits boats to enter Middle Harbour.
Tunks Park is a recreation area that’s popular among joggers and anybody wanting a beautiful place for a walk outdoors. The Park is at the bottom of a valley and partially enclosed by bushland, with several short bushwalking trails that lead up to Naremburn to the west and Northbridge to the east.
Long Gully Bridge is a sandstone bridge spanning the park that once carried trams to Northbridge in the early half of the 20th century.
Cricket and golf are both available in the area with the Cammeray Cricket Club and Cammeray Golf Club. Near the golf course is a tennis club and soccer field.
Cammeray also has a mixture of social focal points, including the ANZAC Club and the North Sydney Leagues Club.
The main thoroughfare of Cammeray, Miller Street, is lined with restaurants offering a range of superb cuisines, as well as several cafes, boutique shops and many other specialised retail businesses.
Cammeray is serviced by buses that operate via the Warringah Freeway to Sydney's Central Business District, while other south-bound services take passengers to North Sydney, Milsons Point and Crows Nest.
The primary age group in Cammeray is 30-39 years. The largest demographic are renters, who make up 45% of residences. Only 25% of residents own their home outright and the remaining 27% are purchasers.
The majority of residents in Cammeray are employed in professional occupations, earning salaries of greater than $103K per annum.
The average sale price of houses in the area is above $1.7 million. The average sale price for a unit with car parking facilities is around $700K.
| ||Cremorne is a delightful suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, between Mosman and Neutral Bay and about 6 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. It is a mainly residential area with its commercial activity centred along Military Road at Cremorne Junction. |
Cremorne is one of the more exclusive suburbs on the Lower North Shore. It offers a combination of magnificent city and harbour views and large numbers of stately homes.
Cremorne Junction has a supermarket, a high-rise hotel, and a vast number of restaurants and shops. Named after the beautiful Cremorne Gardens in London, the suburb features an historic Art Deco cinema, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace.
Restaurants are plentiful in Cremorne, offering diners fine foods of every cuisine, from Mexican and French to African and Thai.
Although well-known for its magnificent houses, Cremorne also includes a large number of home units. It has three parks plus the foreshore area, providing ample opportunities for picnics and other family activities. There is even a popular walking track along the harbour foreshore.
Transport to and from Cremorne is available by road or water. Military Road links Cremorne with Neutral Bay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a westerly direction, and to Mosman on the eastern side.
Bus routes on Military Road offer regular services to the city, North Sydney and Chatswood, then onward to Sydney's Northern Beaches. Two ferry wharves, Cremorne Point and Old Cremorne, provide regular services to Sydney's Circular Quay.
The primary age group of Cremorne occupants is 30-39 years. 24% are purchasing their property, 29% own their home outright, and 45% are renters. The majority of working Cremorne residents are in a professional occupation.
The median sales price of homes in Cremorne is about $1.5 million, and for units it’s around $620K.
Cremorne Point, NSW
| ||Cremorne Point was known as Wulworra-Jeung by the Cammerigal, the Aboriginal people who inhabited the land prior to the arrival of Europeans. The location’s natural sandstone cliffs and rocky overhangs were ideal for shelter, fishing and ceremonial activities. |
This harbourside suburb is located about 6 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, sharing its postcode with Cremorne which is a separate suburb to the north.
Cremorne Point is known for its superb views and its quiet leafy walks. It is a short 8-minute ferry ride to the city and offers abundant walking tracks, a public harbourside swimming pool and several pleasant picnic spots.
Cremorne Point was once largely owned by James Milson Jnr who profited greatly from selling this land for residential blocks in the last years of the 19th and early years of the 20th centuries.
Fortunately for us, the courts prevented him from selling building blocks running down to the water's edge, so Cremorne Point and its neighbouring suburb of Cremorne today form one of the few Sydney Harbour peninsulas with a publicly accessible waterfront park running around its edges.
On the tip of The Point (which is actually named Robertsons' Point) walkers can follow the path along the western side and enjoy superb views of the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline.
Access to Cremorne Point is afforded by both public and private transport. Cremorne Point has a ferry wharf located on the south-western side of the peninsula, and regular bus services connect the area with the services that run along Military Road, carrying passengers to and from the city and the northern beaches.
Although Cremorne Point residents no doubt enjoy their distance from the busy nearby retail hubs of Cremorne Junction and Neutral Bay, they’re never far from the conveniences of shopping and dining in those precincts when they feel like venturing out.
The primary age group of Cremorne Point occupants is 30-39 years. 24% are purchasing their property, 29% own their home outright, and 45% are renters. The majority of working Cremorne residents are in a professional occupation.
The median sales price of homes in Cremorne Point is about $1.5 million, and for units it’s around $620K.
Crows Nest, NSW
| ||Crows Nest is a thriving suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, located five kilometers north of the Sydney CBD. |
The area was originally part of a 524-acre (2.12 km2) land grant made to Edward Wollstonecraft in 1821. He built a cottage, the 'Crow's Nest' and according to his business partner chose the name "...on account of its elevated and commanding position".
Crows Nest is an important commercial district which is noted for its variety of shops and restaurants. It is centred on the junction of five main roads and is now a hub of dining activity, offering more than 150 bars, bistros and restaurants.
The suburb is also a busy shopping centre with a variety of retail shops selling everything from fashion to furniture, and is just a short distance away from Chatswood Westfield.
Crows Nest can be surprisingly quiet away from the commercial district. It has a number of wide, tree-lined streets, and there are several parks including St Thomas Rest Park which was once the area’s first cemetery.
Two of Sydney's major hospitals, The Mater and Royal North Shore, are within walking distance.
Transport by road and rail is easy to access. Wollstonecraft railway station, on the North Shore Line of the CityRail network, services the Crows Nest area. There is also a direct bus route into the Sydney CBD which is approximately five kilometers or a 10-15 minute ride away.
Buses are probably the most often-used public transport option with frequent services to North Sydney, Neutral Bay, Manly and Chatswood. For those who prefer driving, the Warringah Freeway runs along the northern border of Crows Nest and the Pacific Highway is a major road along the western border.
The primary age group of residents is between 30 - 39 years. Renters make up 49% of residences, and 28% of residents are purchasers.
The median sale price for a typical 3 bedroom home in Crows Nest is around $930,000. The median sale price for a smaller unit is about $490,000, with larger units going for well over $1 million.
| ||Kirribilli is one of Sydney’s oldest and most exclusive harbourside suburbs. It is three kilometres north of Sydney’s CBD and is only half a square kilometre in area. |
Kirribilli also features five parks, covering eight per cent of the total area.
The suburb is best known as the home of prominent landmarks that include Kirribilli House, the official residence of the Australian Prime Minister and Admirality House, the official Sydney residence of the Governor General of Australia.
The main streets of Kirribilli are lined with a tempting array of restaurants of French Japanese, Italian and Thai cuisines. There are two prestigious schools in Kirribilli –St. Aloysius’ College for boys and Loreto Kirribilli for girls.
Kirribilli is situated at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers a wide range of transport options. It’s a five minute drive from the CBD with access to the Warringah Freeway providing a vital link to the CBD as well as in a northerly direction.
Buses operate frequently from Kirribilli to surrounding suburbs on the Lower North Shore. For train travellers, Milson’s Point railway station is on the North Shore Line of the City Rail Network and is only a seven minute journey to central station.
Four ferry wharves provide services to and from Kirribilli. Kirribilli and Milson’s Point wharves are serviced by Sydney Ferries and link Kirribilli to the CBD and inner harbour. The Beulah and Jefferys Street wharves are serviced by the private operator Matilda Cruises.
Apartment dwellers on the Kirribilli peninsula enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the underside of the Harbour Bridge.
The predominant age group in Kirribilli is between 30-39 years of age. Kirribilli has a high proportion of renters with 58% of residents renting their homes. 25% own their homes outright and 12% are purchasing their homes.
The majority of residents in Kirribilli are employed in professional occupations and earn salaries above $103K per annum.
The average sale price of houses in the area is above $2.5 million. The average sale price of a one to two bedroom, one bathroom unit with car parking is around $735,000.
Milsons Point, NSW
| ||Milsons Point is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, located just 3 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. It is also a geographical feature that juts into Sydney Harbour from the northern shore, directly opposite Sydney Cove where the first European settlement was established in 1788.|
Milsons Point was named after James Milson (1785-1872), one of the earliest settlers in the area. He was a free settler, originally from Lincolnshire, who moved into the then-almost uninhabited district in 1824 when Governor Brisbane granted Milson a total of 350 acres (1.4 km2) on land fronting the Harbour.
Sadly, in 1830 after a house fire in which all his land deeds were destroyed, a legal dispute reduced Milson's holdings in the area to just 50 acres (200,000 m2) back from the Harbour.
As compensation for the lost land, he was granted a holding that now encompasses the suburbs of Thornleigh and Normanhurst. Milson subsequently established a profitable business supplying ships with stone ballast, careening services, fresh water, and the produce of his farms.
Milsons Point today supports the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is well connected with the CBD of Sydney by the Harbour Bridge, ferries and trains. For those who prefer to drive, the Warringah Freeway provides a link south to the Sydney CBD and north to Chatswood.
Milsons Point railway station is on the northern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Milsons Point ferry wharf, located to the west of the bridge in the south-west part of the suburb, is serviced by the Balmain, Pyrmont Bay and Rydalmere ferry lines.
Milson's Point is also serviced by buses that run to the Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches.
Milsons Point has a mixture of residential and commercial developments. High density developments are located close to the railway station and include a number of popular restaurants and shops.
The median price for homes in Milsons Point is about $1.4 million, and for units is around $1.10 million.
The majority of the area’s population is in the 20 – 39 year age group, and 45% of those employed are in professional occupations.
| ||Located on the northern shores of Sydney Harbour, picturesque Mosman offers a varied cultural life within bushland surroundings. Mosman is located eight kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. |
Aboriginal people were the first inhabitants of Mosman. The Borogegal tribe lived in the area for thousands of years before European settlement.
HMS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet, was careened in 1789 at what is now known as Mosman Bay. In the late 1820s, Chowder Bay was used as an anchorage for visiting American whalers. By the 1840s, whaling had declined and for the next 10 years, Mosman Bay was used for overhauling ships.
In 1860 the first proper road in Mosman was constructed. Avenue Road ran from Mosman Bay to Mosman Junction, and about ten years later Military, Middle Head and Bradleys Head Roads were constructed.
In 1893, the 1,600 residents of Mosman became part of a new municipality. The boundaries of Mosman set out in that year remain unaltered to this day.
Today Mosman boasts an exclusive shopping district with sophisticated boutiques and busy restaurants and cafes. The wide variety of restaurants servicing locals ranges from ranging from simple cafes to exquisite dining experiences.
Mosman is blessed with harbour beaches and wonderful picnic spots linked by spectacular bushwalks through Bradley and Middle Heads. Mosman also offers sophisticated shopping and fine dining with many boutique stores, cafes and restaurants in the area.
Mosman features a large number of parks – including sections of Sydney Harbour National Park and Bradleys Head. Mosman is also home to the famous Taronga Zoo Park, which includes both animals from around the world and some of the best views of Sydney Harbour you’ll ever see.
Mosman is also close to Balmoral Beach, which is a popular spot for visitors and tourists all year round.
Transport is convenient, whether by road or water. There are two ferry routes to the CBD from Mosman – from either Taronga Zoo or Mosman Wharf. There is also a direct bus route into the Sydney CBD.
The main road from Mosman is Military Road which can become very busy during peak times, but a dedicated bus lane makes public transport a convenient option for those who commute to work each day.
The average household income for Mosman is the highest in Australia, above $130k per annum. The primary age group in Mosman is 30 - 39 years. 37% own their home, 35% are renters and 25% are now paying off their mortgage.
The median sales price of homes in the Mosman area is a little over $2 million, and for units the median sale price is a slightly above $800K.
Neutral Bay, NSW
| ||Sydney Harbour has been an active seaport since the very early years of the colony. Shortly after Sydney’s settlement began, in 1789 Governor Phillip designated the body of water now known as Neutral Bay to be an anchorage for foreign ships where they couldn’t be accessed by convicts trying to escape from Sydney Cove.|
The area of land fronting the bay, just 5km north of today’s CBD, was called 'Wirra-birra' by the original Aboriginal inhabitants of the land. The first recorded grant of land in the Neutral Bay area was to a settler named Alfred Thrupp, an assistant naval officer, who in 1814 acquired 700 acres on the headland.
By 1827 Thrupp had left the colony for Tasmania and his former land was occupied by eight cottages. From that point onwards, Neutral Bay grew steadily in its own prosperous way.
The names of some early residents are still familiar to modern ears: Benjamin Boyd, James McLaren and Captain John Piper all owned Neutral Bay properties in those early years.
Australia’s first steam driven vessel, the Surprise, was launched at Neutral Bay in April, 1831, and in 1882 the RMS Austral sank at her mooring there with the loss of five lives while loading coal.
The principal shopping district of Neutral Bay is known as Neutral Bay Junction. It’s located on Military Road, the main road that runs through the suburb. This area is known for its shops, restaurants and cafes. Diners can choose from an array of busy cafes and restaurants offering Thai, Indian, Italian, Japanese and modern Australian cuisine.
Shoppers have a wide range of fashion, beauty, electrical, automotive and health stores on offer. The Big Bear shopping centre is a modern shopping mall that incorporates a Coles supermarket and a number of specialised food shops.
The popular Oaks Hotel is a well-known venue that’s been a local meeting place since 1885. The hotel features a lovely beer garden with an old oak tree as its centrepiece. Another attraction of The Oaks is the John Meillion bar, named after the late Australian actor who was often seen enjoying his favourite beers at the hotel.
Public transport is readily available. There are two ferry wharves at Neutral Bay – the Neutral Bay wharf at the bottom end of Hayes Street and the Kurraba Wharf at Kurraba Point. Buses are plentiful along Military Road, and the CBD is just a short drive away over the Harbour Bridge.
The predominant age group in Neutral Bay is 30-39 years of age. Most are professionals, earning an average $103,000 per annum. 53% of residents rent their homes. They can afford the average price of a house in the area of just over $1.5 million, while units with parking change hands over $725K.
North Sydney, NSW
| ||North Sydney is located 3km north of Sydney’s CBD, only a short journey over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.|
North Sydney was first settled in the early 1800's, but didn’t begin to evolve into a city on its own until the Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932.
The township of St Leonards was laid out in 1836 in what is now North Sydney, bounded by Miller, Walker, Lavender and Berry Streets. By 1846 there were 106 houses there and by 1859, the commercial centre extended from Milsons Point to Miller Street.
North Sydney now has its own skyscraper skyline on the opposite site of the Harbour Bridge from the city. Its high-rise commercial includes the second largest concentration of office buildings in New South Wales with a large representation from the advertising and information technology industries.
There are two shopping complexes in North Sydney. The largest is Greenwood Plaza, which is connected to the Greenwood Hotel. The other complex, Berry Square is situated on Berry Street.
The three main streets of North Sydney are home to over 25 restaurants of all different cuisines, including Italian, Thai, Japanese and Indian.
Although the region is dominated by commercial infrastructure, nearly 13% of the total area is covered in parks, combining natural beauty with spectacular views.
The popular North Sydney Oval offers a variety of sport and recreation opportunities and is home to the North Sydney cricket, rugby league and rugby union clubs.
The Sydney CBD is easily accessible from North Sydney by road and rail, using the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Harbour Tunnel. North Sydney railway station is only an 11 minute journey from Central Station and is on the North Shore Line of the CityRail network.
There is also a direct bus route into the Sydney CBD, which is approximately a 15 - 20 minute drive. Buses offer regular stops on the Pacific Highway, which runs through the centre of town and directly links to freeways connecting suburbs on Sydney’s outskirts.
There is also a ferry stop at High Street, North Sydney for those after a more scenic and peaceful aquatic journey.
There are eight childcare centres located in North Sydney, to cater for the large demographic of parents, as well as five schools, including the prestigious North Sydney Boys and North Sydney Girls High Schools.
Primary schools include North Sydney Demonstration School and St Marys Primary School. High schools include the public North Sydney Boys High School and North Sydney Girls High School, the Catholic Marist College North Shore and Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College and independent schools Wenona School and Sydney Church of England Grammar School (known widely as Shore).
Luna Park, the famous and historic amusement park with the giant smiling face, is situated on Lavender Bay and offers great views and an opportunity for everyone to enjoy their inner child.
North Sydney attracts young, professional residents with the primary age group between 20-29 years. The largest demographic are renters, making up 60% of all residences. Only 19% of residents own their home outright, and 18% are purchasing their property.
The majority of residents in North Sydney earn salaries greater than $103K per annum.
Currently, the median sale price of houses in the area is about $1.75 million. The median sale price for a one to two bedroom, one bathroom unit with car parking facilities is $620,000.
St Leonards, NSW
| ||St Leonards is a busy, fast paced suburb that provides easy access to the centres of Sydney, North Sydney, Chatswood and the Northern Beaches. It is positioned on the Pacific Highway, eight kilometers north-west of the Sydney CBD.|
St Leonards was named after the English statesman Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney of St Leonards. Originally, the name of ‘St Leonards’ was applied to the whole area from the present suburb of North Sydney to Gore Hill.
The Gore Hill cemetery was established on the Pacific Highway in 1868 and was the main burial site for the area until its closure in 1975. The oldest railway station on the North Shore line opened in 1890 in St Leonards and originally ran only as far as Hornsby.
Today, St Leonards contains one of Sydney's biggest suburban skyscraper clusters, with major offices for many large companies that are household names in Australia.
The Forum, which was completed in 2003, is built over St Leonards railway station and comprises three commercial office buildings, two residential towers containing 782 apartments, a supermarket, and 34 food and retail shops. The suburb's tallest building is the Forum I, with panoramic views of the city skyline.
St Leonards railway station is on the North Shore Line of the CityRail network. The suburb is around twenty minutes or 8 kilometers away from the centre of Sydney by train and just 4 kilometers from Chatswood.
St Leonards is easily accessed by road, with the Pacific Highway running through the middle of the suburb. Buses are a popular transport option, with frequent services to North Sydney, Neutral Bay, Manly, Chatswood and the centre of Sydney.
St Leonards has a number of shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. A short distance away is Chatswood Westfield, which draws shoppers from all over Sydney with its mix of major chain stores and luxury brand shops.
Royal North Shore Hospital is located on the Pacific Highway in St Leonards. It is a major metropolitan hospital servicing the North Shore area. The suburb also contains a campus of the University of Technology.
St Leonards is largely characterised by the large apartment buildings that line the Pacific Hwy and surrounding roads. It is therefore not surprising that most of the dwellings in that area fall into the high-density category.
More than 50% of households in St Leonards are lone households or have single parent occupants. Of these, 66% per cent are renters and 20% per cent are purchasing their property. The majority of people who live in St Leonards work in a professional occupation.
The median sale price for a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in St Leonards is about $1.45 million. The median sale price for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit is around $560K.
| ||Waverton is a quiet, harbourside suburb on the Lower North Shore. It is only four kilometres north of Sydney’s CBD and offers stunning views of Sydney Harbour.|
Waverton is bordered by the cosmopolitan business district of North Sydney and the exclusive waterfront suburb of McMahon’s Point. The suburb is only one square kilometre in area.
Waverton was named in 1929 after the Waverton Estate of an early resident, Robert Old. The land once belonged to William Carr, who named it after an English village connected to his family.
The North Shore railway line was extended south from St Leonards to Milsons Point in 1893. The station in the Waverton area for nearly forty years was known as ‘Bay Road’, after the thoroughfare that crosses the railway line. The local progress association recommended a change and the name of Waverton was chosen in 1929.
Waverton has a village-like collection of shops around the railway station, including a supermarket, bottle shop, other small retailers and several restaurants and cafes.
Balls Head Reserve at Waverton is one of North Sydney’s most popular parklands, combining natural beauty with spectacular views. Located at the southern end of Balls Head Drive, the park boasts several bush walking tracks, picnic tables, barbecues and historical elements including Aboriginal waterholes and foreshore caves.
Waverton Park offers a football and cricket field and the popular Merrett Playground for children. The park is also home to Waverton Bowls Club and presents several lookouts that offer exquisite views of Sydney Harbour and Berrys Bay. There are no schools in Waverton, but it is only a five minute journey to the North Sydney Boys and North Sydney Girls High Schools.
The Sydney CBD is easily accessed from Waverton by road and rail using the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Harbour Tunnel. Waverton Railway Station is only a 15 minute trip from Central Station and is on the North Shore line of the CityRail network.
Bus services run daily into the Sydney CBD via McMahons Point and North Sydney. Services also run north to Lane Cove via Wollstonecraft, Crows Nest, St. Leonards and Greenwich.
The predominant age group in Waverton is between 30-39 years. 43% of residents in Waverton are renting their homes, 34% own their homes outright and 21% are purchasing their homes.
The majority of residents in Waverton are employed in professional occupations, earning salaries above $103K per annum.
The average sale price of houses in the area is $1.75 million. The average sale price of a two to three bedroom, one bathroom unit with car parking is a little over $700K.
| ||Wollstonecraft is a pleasantly prosperous harbourside suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. It is five kilometres north-west of Sydney’s CBD and is just one square kilometre in area. |
It is a suburb distinguished by fine homes and, increasingly, quality apartments that proliferate among the hills. Many have million dollar views across the harbour to the suburbs of Birchgrove, Balmain, Woolwich, Hunters Hill and beyond.
Wollstonecraft is bordered by the affluent suburbs of Crows Nest, North Sydney and Greenwich.
There are a few restaurants in the small area of Wollstonecraft. However, many residents also dine out in nearby suburbs just a short stroll away, such as Crows Nest where cafes and restaurants line the main streets.
Brennan Park is a heritage listed park in the heart of Wollstonecraft on Hazelbank Road. The park is a popular weekend spot for children and families in the region and offers spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.
Berry Island Reserve is another popular recreation area. It features a variety of different playgrounds and a unique Aboriginal interpretive walking track through the bushland.
A number of sought-after schools are located in the surrounding suburbs of North Sydney and Crows Nest including North Sydney Boys High, North Sydney Girls High and Marist College North Shore.
The busy Pacific Highway skirts Wollstonecraft and is the main artery for people heading north out of Sydney. Wollstonecraft is only a short drive from Sydney’s CBD, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Buses operate frequently to and from the CBD via Wynyard Station.
Wollstonecraft Railway Station is on the North Shore line of the CityRail Network and it’s approximately a twenty minute trip to Central Station. Services run north to Hornsby and south to the CBD before continuing west to Burwood, Parramatta and Penrith.
The predominant age group in Wollstonecraft falls between 30-39 years. 50% of residents are renting their homes, 25% own their homes outright and 23% are purchasing their homes.
The majority of residents in Wollstonecraft are employed in professional occupations, earning salaries greater than $103K per annum.
The average sale price of houses in the area is around $1.8 million. The average sale price of a two to three bedroom, one bathroom unit with car parking is just below $700K.