The Upper North Shore subub Killara has been booming of late – well, at least its home prices have been booming. Housing costs have been skyrocketing in the past several years as this leafy suburb becomes increasingly popular with buyers. It's even attracting interest from wealthy Chinese looking for Sydney real estate.
This is a quiet place, but that's just how residents like it. You're within striking distance of commercial areas in surrounding areas, including the dining and shopping hub of Chatswood. And depending on where you live in Killara you could be walking distance to a small stretch of shops, businesses, and restaurants in the adjacent suburb of Gordon.
In return for the slower pace you get beautiful homes on large properties, a neighborhood safe enough that parents let their kids walk home from school, and great education options – there are two excellent primary schools here and a highly rated high school. Killara has its own golf club which also offers tennis, lawn bowling, and other activities.
There's also a lot to attract nature lovers since you'll find plenty of parks and bushland to enjoy. There's a bush track that runs along the Lane Cove River that's perfect for joggers and evening walks. Swain Gardens is a charming park that's a photographer's dream.
Killara does have its own train station, making commuting into North Sydney or the CBD an easy process. There are also bus lines that come through the suburb.
Killara is bordered on the north by Gordon, on the east by East Killara, on the south by Lindfield, and on the west by Lane Cover River and West Pymble.
CBD: 15.9 km / 25-60 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Chatswood: 4.5 km / 10-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit
Parramatta: 19.7 km / 30-60 minutes by car / 80 minutes by transit
Photo Credits: Thanks to @rosemcevoy, @danbramley, @gardenlife_syd, @khooss, @explorers_of_worlds, @penfold_construction, @k_s710__a, @justinehughjones, @yang_jung, @chrisjfitter, @tullipanhomes, @eerae_irene, @daniellepringle10, @alee951214, @curranproperty, @1decks, @nicholas_verebes for your great photos of this neighborhood!