North Sydney

Situated just three kilometres north of Sydney’s spectacular CBD, this suburb is recognised for its abundance of shopping attractions, dining hotspots, art galleries and convenient transport. Linked by the Sydney Ferries Network, as well as road and rail systems, North Sydney spans across the stunning Harbour Bridge and the CBD hub.

Previously called Warung (meaning ‘the other side’) by Aborigines residing in the Sydney Harbour area of Port Jackson, North Sydney is known for its involvement in the European settlement, playing host to new arrivals in the country. North Sydney witnessed additional Western-based name changes during its earlier years, including Hunterhill – titled by Scottish politician Thomas Muir – and St Leonards in 1836. Muir’s original house stood alongside the location that now features the marvelous Sydney Harbour Bridge, and extended its span of land through to Gore Hill.

This area of North Sydney later saw an inflation in housing in 1846, with 106 properties popping up alongside the thriving commercial center that had found its way up to Miller Street. By 1890, North Sydney had encountered a dramatic change due to European Settlement, becoming a prime location for economical, commercial and real estate markets. In 1890, this suburb took on its last ever name change – the one we still know today.

North Sydney experienced its infamous transformation in the early 1970s, witnessing the installation of today’s buzzing commercial core. With more than 27 skyscrapers going up in only a couple of years, the suburb recognised its potential to be a part of Sydney’s thriving CBD. Still known as the second largest grouping of corporate buildings in the NSW, North Sydney makes for an exceptional residential area for business-orientated Australians.

Despite its current embrace of modern structures and commercial aspects, history is not lacking in the area. Including Mary Mackillop Place and Don Bank Cottage, North Sydney pays homage to early 19th century civilisation in Australia. Mary Mackillop Place is still an acknowledged tourist attraction today, boasting the story of the nation’s first and only Catholic Saint. Also the infamous founder of the Sisters of St Joseph in 1866, Mackillop’s life story is narrated through the tour of Mary Mackillop Place—visit her tomb and the attached chapel and discover the tale behind this true Australian marvel.

Don Bank Cottage is equally as intriguing, playing an important part of local history as the oldest wooden property in the area. Built in the earlier years of the 19th century, the house was later transformed into a historical museum, after being acquired by the North Sydney Council in 1979. The cottage demonstrates a unique example of early timber slab homes, situated amongst the vestige Victorian garden. Don Bank Cottage features a rare history of the house and provides visitors with an interesting insight into its first occupants – a reminder of our changing culture and landscapes that display highlights the importance of Australian social history.

For parents concerned about finding an appropriate suburb with exceptional schooling options, North Sydney’s primary schools – North Sydney Demonstration School and St Mary’s Primary School – are amongst the trusted institutions in the area. Local high schools range from private, public, co-ed and single-sex.

Enjoy an active lifestyle? The historical North Sydney Oval – built in 1879 – is located in the south-west pocket of St Leonards Park (the corner of Miller and Ridge St). Participate in a range of sports or experience a unique outdoor film session with your own blankets and pillows at Starlight Cinemas.

There’s endless entertainment options and residential delights to choose from in North Sydney, with some of the region’s most popular restaurants, bars and cafes to support it. Where the area can often reflect a ghost town over weekends, it’s still sure to impress all ages and various interests.

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