Sydney’s Northern Suburbs are home to some of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Offering a diverse range of property types from apartments through to larger family friendly homes, it’s no wonder this area is in demand from families seeking their forever home and young professionals stepping onto the property ladder.
The region offers plenty of quality schools, beautiful federation homes, plenty of green space and easy access to public transport and main roads. The median house price varies depending on the suburb, but is generally anywhere from $1.5 million up to $5 million - which is much higher than New South Wales' median house price of just over $1 million (2021).
Things to see and do in the Northern Suburbs
Despite recent development of the area, the Northern Suburbs has retained much of its bush and parklands and offers a variety of leisure activities for all to enjoy. For nature lovers, The Great Northern Walk weaves its way along the Lane Cove River and lets you explore the mangroves, sandstone rock formations and ridges of this majestic valley. Most of this section of the famous walk lets you enjoy picnic areas and a wide diversity of forest types. Perhaps even enjoy a night of family camping or glamping in the Lane Cove National Park to rest your tired legs.
For water lovers, Lane Cove River is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, offering row boat hire, kayaks and canoes and general water time fun.
Within a short drive you can access some great cycling including the Pennant Hills and West Pymble Fire Trail. Or enjoy numerous local parks for picnics and family fun. Hunts Creek Reserve located on the periphery of Carlingford, is criss-crossed with walks and cycle ways that lead to spectacular waterfalls. Or perhaps enjoy a game of golf at the North Ryde Golf Club or a game of tennis at one of the many court complexes.
For some retail therapy, head to Macquarie Centre, Carlingford Court Shopping centre, Hannah Street at Beecroft or perhaps the community markets in North Rocks where artisan goods, collectables, food and plants are on offer.
With so much at The Northern Suburbs doorstep and it's easy access to public transport and the M2, it's no wonder people have been flocking to this region for generations.