Opposite the city, positioned on the northern side of Sydney Harbour is a more youthful laid-back version of the CBD, North Sydney. This modern centre is the third largest business district in Australia, displaying reflective office buildings, thriving businesses, towering apartment blocks and panoramic postcard views.
During the week, this northern suburb is a hive of fast-paced activity, where sharp suits, over-active iPhones and classy business lunches are the norm. Come the weekend, the pace does a complete 180 shift and the green grassy ovals and leafy foreshores with spectacular harbour views, are almost exclusively yours to enjoy.
North Sydney naturally has excellent public transport and great range of cafes and bars to explore. But if you need a little more physical activity then the North Sydney Olympic Pool, harbour side walks or St Leonards Park with its jogging path, will help break out that sweat.
You also won’t want to overlook the iconic amusement spot, Luna Park, with its wide cheeky grin and fun for all ages, or the North Sydney and Kirribilli markets which give this suburb some vibrancy and variety on the weekends.
Love a drink immersed in the beauty of yesteryear? Then you’ll adore the historic Greenwood Hotel. This beautiful sandstone building, built in 1844 was formerly a school and is now one of the most popular meeting spots on the north shore.
North Sydney also gets a big tick for some of Sydney’s best public and private schools. There are North Sydney Girls’ and Boys’ High Schools, Wenona Girls and Sydney Church of England Grammar (Shore) as well as Monte Sant’Angelo College, just to name a few.
For a location second to none, jaw-dropping views and the ease of waking up 15 minutes before you hit the office, North Sydney ticks all the boxes.
Suits, suits and more suits are everywhere you turn in North Sydney. Young and mature professionals flock to its dynamic IT and finance hub every weekday, and love this suburb for its fast-pace and ultra convenience.
On the weekends, locals will out either chill out in the pretty pockets close to home, or head right out of town to chase the action.
North Sydney’s architecture is a mix of glittering high rises and contemporary complexes.
Whilst backyards are virtually non-existent, there are still a few grand Victorian homes in leafy tree lined streets, if you delve deep enough.
+ North Sydney is directly linked to the Sydney CBD by road and rail across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
+ Bus services by Sydney Buses are heavily present in Blue Street, connecting services towards North Sydney's neighbouring suburbs.
+ North Sydney is a wharf stop on the Neutral Bay ferry service, which is part of the Sydney Ferries network.
+ It is possible to walk from parts of North Sydney to the city centre in less than 30 minutes, by way of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
+ Primary schools include North Sydney Demonstration School and St Marys .
+ High schools include the public North Sydney Boys' High School and North Sydney Girls' High School, the Catholic Marist College North Shore and Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College
+ Wenona School and Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) are two independent schools in the area
+ St Aloysius' College of Milson's Point and Loreto Kirribilli are also within the confines of the North Sydney local government area.
+ Kirribilli Markets are a fortnightly feast of upcycled clothes, new fashion, local designers, food, drink and live entertainment in a pretty spectacular setting
+ The nearby Crows Nest village provides a variety of cuisines from gourmet burgers, Thai, Italian, Modern Australian and much more!
+ Greenwood Plaza is conveniently located in the hub of the North Sydney CBD, providing boutique and big name shopping as well as varied food court
+ North Sydney Market - monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month and featuring over 100 curated and eclectic stalls. Goes ahead whatever the weather
+ North Sydney Produce Market - monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month, bringing fresh and seasonal produce to local foodies come rain, hail or shine
+ The iconic Luna Park provides entertainment for all ages, with fun park rides, side shows and a high end function centre
+ North Sydney Pool complex allows everyone to combine swimming with other leisure pursuits in the one spectacular location overlooking Sydney Harbour
+ St Leonards Park which includes North Sydney Oval is the suburbs major recreation area, popular among joggers and those wishing to walk their dogs.
+ North Sydney Ovals are notably cricket pitches during the summer and the home ground for the Northern Suburbs Rugby Union Club and the North Sydney Bears Rugby League Club in the winter.
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