A place where towering office buildings meet the quiet undertones of urban living, North Sydney is a suburb that is all about convenience. An imposing commercial district and prestigious schools that consume large blocks of land give way to beautiful parklands and streets lined with intimate homes and corner cafés.
Situated on the north side of the bridge, North Sydney is defined by a commercial district that sits in contrast to its homely tree-lined streets. Renowned for being very quiet on weekends, when the working week kicks in North Sydney is in full swing servicing the professional crowd and the prestigious educational institutions that lie within its bounds.
North Sydney is well serviced by a network of trains, buses and ferries, and its streets are heavily congested with commuters during the week. Greenwood Plaza is the main shopping centre and has a line-up of shops and cafés that cater to the professional crowd. Above the plaza and overshadowed by towering skyscrapers, the historic sandstone Greenwood Hotel has been reimagined as a gastro pub with four bars.
Tall skyscrapers sit beside high-rise apartments that capitalise on Sydney Harbour views. Head further up Miller and Walker Streets and the towering buildings give way to beautiful Victorian-style houses, giving North Sydney a more residential feel. North Sydney Oval, the home of North Sydney Bears Rugby, and adjoining St Leonards Park are much loved green spaces.
On weekends, locals gravitate towards the sprinkling of cafés to be found on West and Miller Streets, enjoying the peaceful hiatus before the Monday morning crowds descend on North Sydney once again.
The largest part of North Sydney is the commercial district, but head down High Street towards the harbour and you’re greeted with high-rise apartments and a sprinkling of terrace houses.
Between Alfred Street North and Clark Road, small homes with sandstone features sit huddled together. Head towards Crows Nest around St Leonards Park and the streets are lined with beautiful heritage buildings and Victorian-style terraces and cottages.
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