Gladesville is located in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, approximately 8.5km northwest of the CBD. Express buses run along Victoria Road in peak hour, making the commute to the CBD a breeze. There is also a ferry wharf in neighbouring Huntleys Point if you’d prefer a more scenic journey.
Freestanding houses are still the main housing type but there is a growing number of modern apartments near the Gladesville CBD. These secure complexes are up to 5 stories high and apartments in these sell for a premium compared to the older blocks due to the additional amenities on offer. Some also have panoramic outlooks.
Gladesville is located within the ever popular 10km radius from the CBD, yet offers larger houses and land size for your money compared to just across the Gladesville Bridge in the Inner West. Gladesville hospital is a major employer in the suburb. Gladesville is also within easy commuting distance to Macquarie Park; Sydney’s second largest business district.
Gladesville village on Victoria Road has all your essential amenities plus a number cafés and restaurants. Dining options range from laid back pubs, Thai, Italian and Latin American to a French Bistro and fine dining at Banjo Paterson Cottage. While you’re there, stop for a BBQ picnic, take in the panoramic views of the Parramatta River and have a look at the heritage listed Rockend Cottage where Banjo Paterson’s grandmother once lived. The Bayview Hotel is the local pub and has regular live bands and entertainment, whilst Gladesville RSL offers affordable meals and drinks.
Larger shops and department stores can be found at Top Ryde Shopping Centre and Macquarie Park. To pick up a bargain, head to the outlet stores at Birkenhead Point in Drummoyne which has 144 shops and services and is only a short bus trip away.
Gladesville is poisoned between the Parramatta River and the Lane Cove River and therefore has easy access to a range of water based activities from kayaking to sailing. There are also scenic walking trails along the waterfront, including the Lane Cove Valley Walk which provides access to the extensive Lane Cove National Park.
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre has a many pools including 50m Olympic pool and a 40m wave pool for surfing. There is also a giant water slide for the kids, a steam room, sauna, spa and courts for indoor sports such as basketball, volleyball and soccer. Next Gen Health and Lifestyle Club is next door to the leisure centre and has a range of fitness and sporting facilities. A total of 12 tennis courts and 4 squash courts are available for hire. Alternatively Anytime Fitness on Victoria Road has modern equipment and is open 24/7.
Gladesville Public is the local primary school. For secondary school, St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill (boys only) is the most prestigious school in the area, which also has boarding options. Other options include Holy Cross College (secondary boys), Riverside Girl High School and Ryde Secondary College. The Northern Sydney Institute (part of TAFE NSW) has campuses in Ryde and Meadowbank and offers over 100 courses.
The median house price in Gladesville is currently $1,738,000, which will buy you a three bedroom cottage with parking on over 500sqm of land. The median unit price is a relatively affordable $636,000, which will buy you a renovated one bedroom with study or two bedroom apartment in a 70’s block with parking.
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