DOVER HEIGHTS At A Glance
Perched on a clifftop above the Pacific Ocean, Dover Heights has spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. This coastal suburb is one of the most affluent and desirable in the Eastern Suburbs. Locals love the leisurely, peaceful pace of life and being just a hop, skip and a jump from Bondi, Rose Bay and Vaucluse.
The peaceful vibe and panoramic views of the Sydney skyline and harbour.
Dudley Page Reserve has killer 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Rose Bay is the go-to for supplies.
It’s believed the suburb got its name because it reminded the settlers of the white cliffs of Dover in England.
With its prime, private location and those views, Dover Heights has always been an Eastern Suburbs gem. It offers a laid-back lifestyle away from the crowds that are a fixture in other coastal suburbs – locals love coming home to the peace and quiet.
And they take advantage of their stunning surrounds as much as they can. On any day of the year, you’ll see the locals enjoying long, leisurely walks along the coastline, and exploring, relaxing and exercising in the suburb’s many green spaces. Raleigh Reserve is dog friendly, while Dudley Page Reserve is one of Sydney’s prettiest panoramas – a hive of activity at sunrise and sunset in particular.
The shopping and dining options in Dover Heights are limited, but that’s part of its appeal. It’s bordered by Rose Bay, Vaucluse and bustling Bondi Beach, so residents don’t have to venture far to get their foodie fix. Otherwise, Tre Pani and Dover Café are local haunts, and the kinds of places where the barista knows your name, and neighbours stop to say hello. It’s a safe, friendly haven, and that, along with its community spirit, is why so many families call Dover Heights home.
For professionals, the CBD is just eight kilometres away, and accessible by buses and trains from Bondi Junction station. The airport is a 30 - minute drive, and Circular Quay is a 20-minute ferry ride from Rose Bay.
Dover Heights is a popular spot for couples and families with school - age children to settle down. There’s a community preschool, and a thriving Jewish community, which is supported by the two Jewish schools in the suburb. There are other schooling options in nearby suburbs like Rose Bay and Bondi.
Kids aside, Dover Heights is also home to many older families, empty nesters and a smattering of retirees who enjoy the suburb’s convenient location as well as its leisurely lifestyle.
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FEDERATION CLIFF WALK
Stretching five kilometres from Dover Heights to Watsons Bay, the Federation Cliff Walk is a scenic trail with views of the ocean and the sandstone cliffs that line the coast. It also takes walkers past parklands and the Macquarie Lighthouse before ending at Robertson Park, a popular picnic spot.
Perched on the cliff top, homes in Dover Heights are designed to take advantage of stunning views of Sydney Harbour to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Predominately, the area features freestanding homes with a sprinkling of low-lying apartments. Military and Kippara Roads are coveted streets, as are Hunter and Arthur Streets, Douglas Parade and Eastern Avenue.