Forestville is located 15 kilometres north-east of the Sydney CBD and centred around a local village shopping centre. It is located in the local government area of Warringah Council and is about a 12-minute drive to the beaches and a 20-minute drive outside peak hour to the city. Bus services running between Dee Why and Chatswood along Warringah Road are bolstered with the opening of the Northern Beaches Hospital and the new underpass. Also, the new Northern Beaches Tunnel to be completed by 2026 will slash travel times to the city and airport by up to 40 minutes.
Forestville is a predominantly low-density housing area, featuring many older homes dating back to the 1960’s on medium sized blocks. Knock down and rebuild has also been popular over the last 10 years. Due to the strict planning laws imposed by Warringah Council apartments are not very common in the area.
Forestville offers a wide choice of cafés and restaurants. The recent refurbishment of ‘The Centre’ has given the area a more cosmopolitan feel. For great cafes try Forest Brunch, Lift or Coco Rocco Deli at ‘The Centre’ which has become a popular place for a nice meal. The local Forestville RSL plays an important role in the community providing great food and entertainment with live bands, poker, lawn bowls and trivia most nights of the week. Larger retail shops are just 15 minutes away at either Chatswood or Warringah Mall.
There are a wide of range public, private and specialised schools in and around Forestville; Forestville Public School, Oxford Falls Grammar, Roseville College, Catholic OLSH, Covenant Christian, Steiner, Killarney Heights Public School to name a few.
Many running, walking and mountain bike trails abound Garigal National Park. Forest 24/7 fitness is located at The Centre. Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields including Melwood Sportsfields are a designated off-leash dog area. The fields were recently replaced with synthetic turf and cater for AFL, rugby, soccer and cricket. There are also new cricket nets, netball and basketball courts and tennis courts (owned by Forestville Park Tennis Club) available for use. The reserve also has a picnic area with barbeques, public toilets and a playground. The Roseville Marina and boat ramp are just down the road for water activities such as yachting, fishing, kayaking and water skiing.
Surrounded by a number of parks and wildlife reserves, Forestville is an ideal family friendly environment for growing kids. Proximity to the beach, recreation areas and relative affordability are the key drivers.
Residex reports that 77% of properties on the market are houses, 2% are semi-detached and 14% are units. 7% is commercial/other. 34% of people are aged 0 – 29 years, 27% are 30 – 49 years and 39% are 50 years and over. The median price for a house in 2020 is $1,677,000 and for a unit is $998,000. Home owners are attracted to Forestville for its large land sizes and peaceful surrounds. Investors are attracted to its competitive prices and proximity to amenities.
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