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LOWER NORTH SHORE

Located on the northern side of Sydney Harbour and stretching from the Lane Cove River in the west to Mosman in the east and Chatswood and Castle Cove to the north, the Lower North Shore is a convenient yet more spacious and leafier alternative to the Inner West and a cheaper option to comparable real estate in the Eastern Suburbs. Many homes and apartments have spectacular water views and houses sit on relatively large blocks of land considering their proximity to the CBD. There are also many reputable schools here, as well as on the Upper North Shore. Public transport options are abound with ferry, bus and train services. The automated Sydney Metro will also complement the existing train service when it begins operation in 2019.

The Lower North Shore is also blessed with numerous stunning National Parks and reserves with free entry, many of which front Sydney Harbour have views of the Harbour Bridge.

The Lower North Shore has recently seen a resurgence of interest in property due to its relative underperformance compared to its inner city peers over the last few years. Many pockets now provide excellent value while still providing easy access to the CBD and amenities.

The median Lower North Shore house price is $2.045 million according to Domain. Although quite expensive on average, the Lower North Shore has a lot of waterfront property and prices vary widely between waterfront and non-waterfront homes. The region will also have strong long term demand due to the factors mentioned above and limited housing supply compared to inner city areas.

Mosman is the North Shore’s premier location with a median house price of $3.05m while relatively cheaper options include Crow’s Nest and Naremburn with median house prices of $1.64m and $1.82m respectively. Period homes are common in the eastern half of the Lower North Shore in areas such as Cammeray, Neutral Bay and Cremorne, however many are being replaced with modern architect designed homes to capitalise on Harbour views. More modern properties make up the majority of homes in areas to the west such as Lane Cove that were colonised at a later date.

Apartments provide a more affordable entry point into property on the Lower North Shore, with one bedroom units with parking close to transport and amenities available for less than $600,000. Units are popular with a range of buyers from first home buyers to investors and downsizers. The latter category is continuing to expand as more baby boomers look for somewhere to live with less maintenance in the same neighbourhood but close to amenities. Developers are meeting this growing demand by constructing more large luxury apartments – sometimes the apartments are size of a house!

With so many real estate options available on the Lower North Shore it’s helpful to have a local buyers agent who is aware of the current area’s property trends and can help you make the best decision based on your individual needs – be it a small apartment or large family house. While the area is full of beautiful homes, it’s equally important to factor in the investment potential of the property and buy a home that is both a financial asset and a wonderful place to live. As buyers agents it’s our job to help you find the property which fulfils your requirements on every level. Lower North Shore price growth will moderate in 2016 in line with the broader Sydney trend, however it will likely be the stand-out performer due to its relative value.

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT LINKS

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BUSES

Frequent buses travelling to and from all areas of the Lower North Shore to the city, Northern Beaches, and other Sydney areas.
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FERRIES

There are a number of ferries to and from either Mosman and Cremorne Point direct to the City.
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TRAINS

There are trains in North Sydney, Chatswood, St Leonnards and other suburbs within that trajectory which are a short drive away from most Lower North Shore suburbs.
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Train services are fast and efficient and will be further improved in 2019 when automated services begin on Sydney Metro from Rouse Hill to the CBD via new stations at Crows Nest and Victoria Cross (North Sydney).

Non-stop bus services run direct to the CBD from Naremburn, Cammeray, North Sydney and Neutral Bay and also offer a convenient option for those with houses further from a train station.

Ferry services provide another alternative for people lucky enough to own a house near the Harbour that wish to access the CBD via Sydney’s most scenic form of public transport. There are ferry wharfs in Lane Cove, Longueville, Northwood, Greenwich, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Kirribilli, North Sydney, Neutral Bay, Cremorne Point and Mosman.

SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS

The regional shopping centre is in Chatswood, with Westfield Chatswood and Chatswood Chase having over 500 shops combined. There are also many shops and restaurants in the surrounding area, mainly targeted at the largely Asian demographic. Smaller shopping centres and shopping strips are spread throughout the Lower North Shore and residents usually prefer to shop locally where possible.

Cafés are sprinkled throughout local streets and villages but many can be difficult to get into for Sunday brunch, particularly those with views of Sydney Harbour. Crows Nest has a particularly large selection of cafés and restaurants on and surrounding Willoughby Road and offers a broad range of cuisines from the usual favourites to Brazilian and Hungarian.

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

Some of Sydney’s highest ranking schools are located on the Lower North Shore including North Sydney Boys’ and Girls’. Others include Queenwood School for Girls, Loreto (girls) Kirribilli, Normanhurst Boys High School, St Aloysius’ College in Kirribilli, Wenona School and SHORE (Sydney Church of England Grammar School).

The Northern Sydney Institute (part of TAFE NSW) also has campuses in Crows Nest and St Leonards.

Having a wide range of quality public and private schools in the area adds to the value of property for sale in the Lower North Shore and makes it a smart move for investors and popular with those who have families.

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RECREATION AND OTHER AMENITIES

Locals love sporting and physical activities, as noted by a recent study which found that Sydney’s Lower North Shore and Beaches had the lowest obesity rate in Australia. One of the most popular activities is taking in Harbour views via the 16.5km walking path from the Harbour Bridge to the Spit Bridge via Balmoral Beach and great lookouts at Cremorne Point and Bradleys Head. Optionally stop along the way to take in a beautiful Harbour sunset.

With great access to the Harbour, water sports are also very popular, particularly at Balmoral and Middle Harbour where the water is calmer. The Lower North Shore is home to a variety of gyms and many are now open 24 hours a day. Personal and group fitness training is gaining more support and often takes place in beautiful harbour front reserves.

Taronga Zoo is a must see. It has great Harbour views and evening performances during the summer months. If you’re feel like a movie, the historic Orpheum theatre in Cremorne is a trip back in time or alternatively Hoyts Chatswood offers all the latest blockbusters and ‘Hoyts Lux.’

Buying a home on the Lower North Shore offers a great lifestyle and appeals to a number of buyers. There is a nice variety of property for sale and the area caters for everyone from families looking for a home to investors with an eye on profits. Our buyers agents love helping people find property in the Northern Beaches as there are some truly wonderful properties to be found, some of which go on sale for surprisingly realistic prices.

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MEET OUR LOCAL LOWER NORTH SHORE PROPERTY EXPERT: MATT CORBETT

Matt purchases for home buyers and investors throughout the Lower North Shore. Born and raised in the area, Matt has been purchasing property for the past 25 years.

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SUBURBS AND AREAS WITHIN LOWER NORTH SHORE

If you’re looking for real estate in the Lower North Shore region it’s worth taking the time to familiarise yourself with the various suburbs as they each have different personalities. Similar houses can have a very different feel from one suburb to the next.

The Lower North Shore is home to five local government areas:  Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Hunter’s Hill and North Sydney.

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The Municipality of Mosman includes the suburbs of:

  • Balmoral
  • Balmoral Beach
  • Beauty Point
  • Bradleys Head
  • Chinamans Beach
  • Chowder Bay
  • Chowder Head
  • Clifton Gardens
  • Cremorne
  • Cremorne Junction
  • Cobblers Beach
  • Edwards Beach
  • Georges Head
  • Georges Heights
  • Little Sirius Cove
  • Middle Head
  • Mosman
  • Pearl Bay
  • Quakers Hat Bay
  • Spit Junction
  • The Spit

 

Many people aspire to buy a house in the Mosman area.  Luxury homes abound as the real estate is surrounded by the Harbour and the picturesque Balmoral beach.  Properties achieve premium prices in these suburbs and there are plenty of lifestyle attractions with large landscaped parks, beachside cafes, Taronga Zoo and Military Road shops to name a few. Houses in this areas are never for sale for long.

 

North Sydney Council covers the following suburbs:

  • Kirribilli
  • Kurraba Point
  • Lavender Bay
  • McMahons Point

 

Next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, North Sydney and its surrounding suburbs offer a wonderful variety of housing options for those that want property with a short commute to work and access to everything the Harbour city can offer.

 

Suburbs in the City of Willoughby include:

  • Artarmon
  • Castle Cove
  • Castlecrag
  • Chatswood
  • Chatswood West
  • East Willoughby
  • Middle Cove
  • Middle Cove
  • Lane Cove North
  • Naremburn

 

From the busy commercial hub of Chatswood with a large Asian population to the quieter back blocks of Northbridge, these lower north shore suburbs contain excellent options for those seeking a home or apartment in an established residential area.

 

Suburbs in the Municipality of Lane Cove include:

  • Greenwich
  • Lane Cove
  • Lane Cove North
  • Lane Cove West
  • Linley Point
  • Longueville
  • Northwood
  • Riverview
  • St Leonards

 

Royal North Shore Hospital is located at the busy commercial hub of St Leonards where apartments abound.  Riverview and Northwood are more exclusive suburbs with excellent schools and family friendly homes.

 

The suburbs within the Municipality of Hunters Hill are:

  • Hunters Hill
  • Huntleys Cove
  • Huntleys Point
  • Woolwich

 

Hunters Hill is a prestigious area known for its expensive properties and exclusive real estate.  With views up the harbour toward the city and the bridge, houses and apartments in the area have a sophisticated charm.  Woolwich is a lovely homely suburb reminiscent of an older English village.