Northern Beaches real estate
The Northern Beaches is the place for any beach-loving Sydneysider. Nestled on the outskirts of Sydney, with a glorious backdrop of Ku-ring-gai National Park, this community is one of the most popular settlement areas for newcomers to Sydney - probably because it doesn't feel like you're in a city at all.
The Northern Beaches extend to Port Jackson in the south, west to Middle Harbour and north to Broken Bay. In 2016 it had a population of 252,878. There are plenty of early childcare centres and schools, as well as easy access to buses, ferry and major roads. The median house price in Northern Beaches is $2.21 million (2021).
Things to see and do on the Northern Beaches
The Northern Beaches are named after the dozen or so beaches that dot the northern shoreline of Sydney, with each beach in the region offering a very different feel. Some are more rugged and rural, others have many attractions that one might otherwise find in a city, yet one still feels 'at the beach'.
For those who love to get lost in nature, just a stone's throw away from the beaches is Ku-ring-gai National Park, which pays simultaneous homage to Australia's past and present, with nods given to the country's aboriginal heritage. In the present, Barrenjoey Lighthouse is a great stop on any nature walk through the park.
The Northern Beaches are often regarded as yet another of Sydney's more affluent areas, with Manly, Palm Beach and Avalon taking the cake. The beachside meets the forest, however, in other areas such as Forestville, Beacon Hill (a great viewpoint overlooking the area can be found here) and Terrey Hills - these areas are generally regarded as quieter suburbs, perfect for family living.