Why we love the Upper North Shore

One of our taglines is that we’re at home in the areas we service and it’s true, as most of our agents live and raise their families in the same areas where they sell property. It’s one of our points of difference, and this local insider knowledge can make a real difference when marketing a home for sale.

Another benefit is that they have the insider goss on where to go and what to do in different parts of Sydney we all might not visit as often. Sales agent Bronwen Lipscombe, who lives close by our Wahroonga office with her family wanted to share some of her favourite spots in her area and why she loves it so much.

“My husband and I moved to the area about ten years ago and we noticed some surprising differences when we arrived, that we’re still enjoying to this day,” Bronwen says.

“The trees and greenery all around us is so tranquil and beautiful, the air is so fresh as well, you can take a deep breath and feel the difference from suburbs that are closer to the city,” she added.

Bronwen also couldn’t go past (like many other residents) the access to excellent education, either public or private – it is a major driver for people relocating to the area.

We also asked Bronwen for some “hidden gems” and favourite spots she likes to spend her time when she isn’t out at open homes and auctions.

Favourite breakfast spot: I only really get one morning a week when we can be home and enjoy it, so I love having a cooked breakfast at home with my family, looking out over the garden. I love where I live!

Favourite restaurant for lunch or dinner: The Butcher’s Block – 15 Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga.

If you’re from the area, The Butcher’s Block will already be on your radar, but if you’re not – it is well worth a visit. It’s perfect for a casual catch up with friends and impressive enough for a client meeting, the ambiance and service is perfect.

Best thing on the menu: You’d be hard pressed to find a day when someone doesn’t bring some of their amazing sweet potato chips back to the office! But there’s a delicious and diverse menu that caters for everyone, including families.

Best spot for a family outing: Wahroonga Park – Coonanbarra Road, Wahroonga

The park itself is great for playing soccer and cricket for an afternoon there’s so much space, and the playground was rebuilt a few years ago and is fantastic fun for kids up to 10 years old. It also hosts local events, shows and movie nights so there’s always something happening which is fun for everyone.
Favourite outdoor activity spot: Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

It’s amazing that a drive through Turramurra will take you to this gorgeous spot that is right next to a waterway. You can hire a boat, go fishing, take a bushwalk or have a barbeque. I think all of us here on the Upper North Shore have a great connection with nature and it’s so nice that we have it all so close by.

Best spot for relaxing on a Saturday/Sunday afternoon: I find that we tend to do a lot of entertaining at home, so my ideal weekend afternoon involves inviting some friends over for lunch or dinner and just relaxing in my own personal sanctuary.