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Willoughby

Lifestyle


Tucked between Northbridge and Chatswood is the delightful north shore suburb of Willoughby.

This popular spot has great access to everything and whole lot going on for young and old. It enjoys easy access to Sydney via the Warringah Freeway, has a good bus service, plus regular trains from its own station to get you into the CBD in 20 minutes.

At its centre runs the busy High Street, displaying a whole collection of shops and providing everything from groceries to chic homewards and everything in between. Nearby Willoughby has vibrant cafés and restaurants and Chatswood Chase just down the road, is a mega retail emporium.

If entertaining the kids is high on your priorities, then Willoughby Park is where you’ll want to head. There is a walking and bike track weaving through the park, a soccer oval, dog park, plus a wonderful fully fenced and shaded playground offering a kaleidoscope of slides, tunnels and swings for the littlies.

Out-of-the-box experiences are also a fun way to past the time in Willoughby. Create your own confection masterpiece at a cupcake decorating class, stock up on quality fruit and veggies at the organic food markets, or claim five minutes of fame and become part of a live audience at Channel Nine studios.

When all is said and done, pop into the updated Bridgeview Hotel. It offers all the style and atmosphere of an Eastern suburbs trendy bar, but without the trendy prices. Prefer to take it easier? Take a wander to The Harold Reid Headland - also known as the Sugarloaf - and revel in the spectacular Middle Harbour views.

People


Professionals who come complete with a family and high income love to hang their hat in Willoughby.

Because of its easy access to the city, it’s popular with busy business owners or professionals, who still want to enjoy a family-sized home and be close to the beache - or their boats - on the weekend.

Homes


A lot of the homes in this area were built in the early 1930s, after the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built. You can still find lovely California bungalows, grand Federation homes and a sprinkling of Art Deco semis, most which are beautifully renovated or redesigned.

Big homes and big blocks are to be found in Willoughby, but they also come with big price tags. There is also a selection of luxury contemporary apartments and penthouses on offer with sensational views.

Transport

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+ There are a number of public and private transport companies which service Willoughby including Sydney Buses & Forest Coach Lines
+ There are three train stations in the Willoughby area; Chatswood, Artarmon and St Leonards, which are all on the North Shore Line. Cityrail provide regular services to and from the Sydney CBD both day and night

Schools

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+ Willoughby Public School, a school community focused on 'learning together'
+ Willoughby Girls High School enjoys a strong reputation for high standards in scholarship, evident in the vast majority of HSC graduates who progress to university studies
+ St Thomas' Catholic School is a co-educational primary school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6

Shopping/Restaurants

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+ High Street Markets is a favourite for locals with a Harris Farm, Fish Monger, Butcher, take away and coffee shops
+ Willoughby Road is lined with fantastic family run restaurants catering to everyone's taste buds!
+ Willoughby Incinerator building has been transformed into a stunning licensed café known simply as The Incinerator.

Recreational Facilities

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+ Willoughby Leisure Centre features a 25m lap pool, spas, children's pool, swim school, gym, basketball courts, netball courts and baseball field.
+ Bicentennial Reserve which includes Hallstrom Park, features a soccer field, T Ball & softball fields and a children's playground
+ Flat Rock Gully, built on an old rubbish tip, is bushland with two walking tracks to Long Bay, following the creek line

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