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.