Turramurra is a hilly suburb in Sydney's Upper North Shore. (Its name actually means "big hill" in the local Aboriginal language.) This is a quiet, leafy neighborhood and is a diverse place housing-wise: you'll find multi-million dollar mansions and more humble abodes alike here.
There are some dining options around – mostly coffee shops and fast food joints. A couple big grocery stores and other assorted shops have your daily needs covered. It's got excellent primary schools and a decent high school. All these things add up to a big attraction for families.
This is also a great suburb for nature lovers. There are some excellent national parks in the vicinity, including Lane Cove National Park, Garigal National Park, Berowra National Park, and the granddaddy of them all, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, which covers 150 square kilometers (58 sq mi). You could spend every weekend for years going on bushwalks and still not see everything. Turramurra is also home to several smaller parks when you want to get out for a stroll or take the dog for some exercise.
Turramurra has its own train station, which makes commuting into North Sydney or the CBD a straightforward affair. It's also served by several bus lines.
Turramurra is bordered on the north by Warrawee, Wahroonga, and North Turramurra, on the east by St. Ives, on the south by Pymble, and on the west by South Turramurra.
CBD: 23.3 km / 40-80 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Chatswood: 11 km / 20-45 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit
Parramatta: 19.7 km / 35-70 minutes by car / 65-75 minutes by transit
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