Jutting out into Sydney’s glittering harbour, this little waterside suburb boasts more than just a pretty setting.
There’s a real sense of history in Hunters Hill; from its heritage-listed homes to its exclusive private schools and tight-knit community. Bordered by the Parramatta River on one side and Lane Cove River on the other, there’s certainly plenty of water views to share.
Most of the postcode is made up of families with older children in high school or university. But don’t be surprised if you bump into a BRW Rich-Lister because this is the place where the wealthy come to roost. There are also plenty of single professionals who enjoy the proximity of the city and the relaxed, rarefied lifestyle.
With a boatshed-dotted foreshore, patches of natural parkland and high-end cafes and bookstores, Hunters Hill offers up the good life. Practical day-to-day provisions and groceries are all found in the cluster of shops at the Ryde Road and Gladesville Road intersection.
Buses are swift and frequent from this spot too, while ferries offer picturesque commuting to the CBD in under half an hour. But it’s the pretty parks that attract most attention. Clarkes Point Reserve boasts a Sydney Harbour Bridge vista, and there’s always a stroll down Woolwich Pier for a slice of village-like atmosphere. Families are almost spoiled for choice for schooling: with Hunters Hill High School, AAGPS Catholic boys’ secondary school, St Joseph’s College, Boronia Park Public School, Hunters Hill Primary School and Villa Maria Primary Schools are all local to the area.
Honey hued sandstone cottages set in landscaped gardens along generously sized roads… it’s just another street in Hunters Hill. Property in this area is prized for over-sized blocks so close to the CBD and the residents certainly make use of the land – this is a postcode boasts plenty of multi-storey, expansive family homes.
A few low-density apartment buildings, usually in Art Deco style, are also found throughout the neighbourhood.
Hunters Hill is a forever-home postcode. The stunning surrounds, schools and setting make it a place to grow up and grow old in. The cost of living may be prestige, but with water views and parklands so close to the CBD, it’s a price many are willing to pay.