Halfway along the Northern Beaches, Collaroy is the epitome of beachside living. It’s a tight-knit community that’s laid-back and family-friendly, here, your neighbours know your name. It feels worlds away from the big smoke, but offers easy access to the city.
In Collaroy, residents live an active, outdoor lifestyle with the beaches, ocean pool, bushwalks and aquatic reserves right on their doorstep. On the weekends, Collaroy Beach is a hive of activity. Some people soak up the sun and enjoy waterfront barbeques, while others run, swim, surf, windsurf, or snorkel at nearby Fisherman’s Beach.
The same goes for weekdays. The golf club and tennis club also promote an active way of life. Locals are hooked on the suburb’s relaxed, almost holiday feel, and they love taking advantage of it whenever they can.
The ocean aside, Collaroy is well known for its sense of community. The streets are safe and neighbours are kind to each other. Combined with the parks, schools and facilities, the suburb is a very family-friendly place to live.
Pittwater Road is the main commercial precinct, with a good mix of shops, cafés, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment spots, and there are bigger shopping centres in neighbouring suburbs like Dee Why and Narrabeen. For commuters, the city is just 45 minutes away, and easily accessible via buses.
Like many suburbs on the Northern Beaches, Collaroy is a high-demand area – and it’s also one of the fastest growing in Sydney. There is a mix of modern and older apartments, townhouses, duplexes and freestanding homes on the market, and plenty of those are on large blocks of land. The absolute beachfront properties often have price tags in the millions, but there is room to move around the suburb. Park Street is picturesque, as are Beach Road, Stuart Street and Anzac Avenue, which is close to the beach and golf course. Jenkins Street is wide, leafy and popular with families, and the hub, Pittwater. Road, is mostly home to apartment complexes.
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