Only one square kilometre in area, Wollstonecraft is your dream place of domicile indeed, if top on your list are the words harbourside, private, quiet, parklands, but a hop and a skip to city life.
Named after an English landowner and merchant of the 1800s, Wollstonecraft is approximately 5km from the CBD – sitting along the train line means you’re in the city in 11 minutes even during rush hours. It is surrounded by the other affluent suburbs of Waver-ton, Crows Nest and Greenwich and more nature reserves than that of many suburbs five times its size. Professional couples are drawn here but so are parents of toddlers, who love the parks and the local child-care facilities.
St Leonards, Crows Nest and North Sydney are all within short walking distance from Wollstonecraft, offering easy access to shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. Mater Hospital is just around the corner.
The residents are a mixture of young professional couples/singles, young families, retirees and empty nesters from the Upper North Shore.
Wollstonecraft’s housing options range from stunning premium family homes with water and park views to neatly tucked away one-bedroom apartments or studios, as well as townhouses and two-bedroom apartments within strolling distance of the train station.
+ Wollstonecraft Station is on the City Rail North Shore Line and you can be in the City or Chatswood within 10-15 minutes.
+ Many buses travel regularly along the Pacific Highway towards the City, or down Falcon Street towards the Northern Beaches.
+ There’s a diversity of schools in the area, from well-regarded public co-ed, to private Catholic or Anglican, independent non-denominational, and boys/girls selective public high schools. You’ll be in the catchment area for the North Sydney Demonstration School and Cammeraygal High School, which just opened in 2015.
+ Other school choices include Cameragal Montessori, Saint Aloys-ius, Shore Grammar, Wenona, North Sydney Boys, North Sydney Girls, and Marist College.
+ Kids too young for school? Not to worry, Wollstonecraft’s own Guthrie Child Care Centre offers long day care to children aged newborn to 5 years.
+ Wollstonecraft is a magnet for those who hanker for harbourside serenity and are often quite happy to chill out at the Wollstonecraft Café, or take their dogs along for a stroll to Chew Chew.
+ Nearby is Crows Nest’s vibrant café, dining and bar scene, as well as a Woolworths Supermarket, bakeries, news agencies, bookstores, fashion boutiques and homewares stores. For serious mall shopping and an explosion of dining options, Chatswood is a short drive or bus trip away.
+ The picturesque Berry Island Reserve alone is enough reason to live in Wollstonecraft! It’s popular all year round for family (including beloved dogs) bushwalks, a picnic or a visit to the small beach or custom-designed playground. There are excellent views of the harbour and city and is a vantage point on New Year’s Eve.
+ Another popular, dog friendly local park is the heritage listed Brennan Park with rockery gardens and a children's playground under a sprawling fig tree.
+ There’s the North Sydney Olympic pool and gym complex in Mil-son’s Point with the added bonus of an on-site crèche! Lane 9 Gym offers weekly classes in aerobic, yoga and Pilates.
+ There are sports grounds close by including the football and crick-et fields of Waverton Park, North Sydney Oval 1 & 2, and the bowl-ing green and netball courts of St Leonards Park.
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