Lindfield is located approximately 13 kilometres north-west of the CBD in Sydney’s prestigious Upper North Shore. It is conveniently located situated on the North Shore train line, which provides easy access to the CBD and the North Shore ‘private school belt.’
Freestanding homes on large quarter acre blocks are commonplace in Lindfield. The East side of the railway line in considered more desirable than the western side, which has some steeper terrain and blocks, but expect to pay more for the privilege of having an ‘east side’ address. Housing styles vary from period freestanding Californian bungalows and Victorian and Federation style homes with exposed rafters to double storey modern executive homes. Apartments and townhouses are more concentrated around the highway corridor and also radiate out from the train station and local shops.
Lindfield is known as a ‘blue chip’ suburb due to a limited supply of houses on the market (0.61% compared to the Sydney Metro average of 1.09%) and constant demand from both home buyers and renters. Key reasons for Lindfield’s constant demand are its prime position at the lower end of the ‘private school belt,’ proximity to the CBD, period estates on large blocks of land in leafy, tree-lined streets and excellent public transport options. One thing to note is that much of the eastern side of the Pacific Hwy is covered by ‘conservation areas’ where the streetscape is protected, however most locals actually prefer this as it maintains the character of the area.
A wide variety of shops are situated along Pacific Highway and around the train station. A Coles Supermarket on the Pacific Highway is open 18 hours per day, 7 days a week. Lindfield Shopping Village on the eastern side of the rail line was just completed last year and includes IGA supermarket and gourmet grocer Harris Farm Markets. All the typical cuisines including Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese and Modern Australian are available locally. Less common and worth trying are the local French and Persian restaurants on Pacific Hwy. Anything you can’t find locally is available a short 5-minute drive away in Chatswood at one of the many boutique stores or Westfield / Chatswood Chase Shopping Centres.
Lindfield / East Lindfield is fortunate enough to adjoin two National Parks - Lane Cove National Park and Garrigal National Park - both of which boast an array of scenic picnic spots and walking tracks. An immensely popular and picturesque recreational park is Swain Gardens, which features a series walking paths, rose gardens, lawn areas and sandstone terraces. Sporting clubs include soccer, cricket, tennis and rugby. Lindfield is also within a short drive to both Killara and Pymble Golf Clubs.
The real drawcard of Lindfield is the range of highly sought-after public and private secondary schools. Some of the most well-regarded schools in the region include Abbotsleigh, Wenona School, Pymble Ladies College (PLC), Knox Grammar School, Roseville College, Ravenswood School for Girls and Killara High School, which are ranked within the top 70 schools in the state.
Other local schools include Newington College Preparatory School, Highfield Preparatory, Holy Family Primary School, Masada College Primary School, Cromehurst Special School, Lindfield Primary School, Lindfield East Public School. The University of Technology Sydney Kuring-gai campus is also nearby.
The median house price in Lindfield is currently $2.6 million, which is down from $2.8 million a year ago. Historically, Lindfield has not had more than one year of substantial negative growth though, so prices are expected to turn around this year if lending restrictions continue to be relaxed. Currently, the median house price will buy you a renovated 70’s or 80’s four bedroom, two bathroom house on over 1,000sqm of land west of Pacific Hwy. It will likely have plenty of privacy and a bush outlook.
Lindfield apartments are now selling around $1 million dollars, which is broadly flat on 12 months ago. This price will buy you a modern, ground-floor two bedroom, two bathroom unit with parking within walking distance of Coles and the train station. Many of these apartments have not experienced much price growth since new, so they are comparatively good value now, although future capital growth is likely to be more limited than houses.
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