North Shore real estate
The upper North Shore starts north of Chatswood and stretches all the way to the Hawkesbury River and is home to some of the oldest residential areas of Sydney. Consisting of mainly residential and bushland suburbs, the area is widely known for its extensive gardens, mature European trees and family friendly neighbourhoods.
In 2016, the North Shore had a population of over 77,000 and with its easy access to public transport and a range of excellent public and private schools, it is no wonder families like to call the upper North Shore home. The region has a median house price of between $1.5 million and $3.5 million (2021).
Things to see and do on the North Shore
There's something for everyone on the upper North Shore.
For birdwatchers the Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve is a must see and contains some of the last remaining blue gum forests which once dominated the Sydney landscape. Or if bushwalking and picnics are more your thing, head to the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden in St Ives and explore bushland, gullies, ponds, and waterfalls, you never know you might even spot a swamp wallaby.
If you’re interested in architecture, the Rose Seidler House is a must see. This famed piece of Australian Modernist architecture has been beautifully preserved and features spectacular views of Ku-ring-gai National Park.
Or perhaps take a walk down the tree-lined, shady streets of Wahroonga, or explore Pymble Park, head to the markets at St Ives, and see the heritage listed sites at Gordon or Lindfield. Food and drink on the North Shore include a diverse range of cuisines. If you’re looking for a good burger head to the garden tap in North Turramurra or if you’re after a glass of wine, Cellar 8 wine bar in Pymble is your go to bar. There is also a great range of cafés, international cuisine restaurants and budget friendly RSL clubs.
If you’re looking for a family friendly region, with larger size blocks and easy access to good schools, recreation, and delicious dining options, then the North Shore may be the ideal place for you to call home.