CROWS NEST At A Glance
Although small, Crows Nest has a commanding presence. A village with a multicultural café and dining scene, a bustling commercial hub and quiet backstreets lined with cosy cottages – Crows Nest has a vibrancy that is equally charming and trendy.
The varied café and dining options in a village setting.
The local foodie scene is around Willoughby Road, but make time for Ryo’s Noodles on Falcon Street – the line is there for a reason!
St Thomas Rest Park was the first burial ground established on Sydney’s North Shore.
A bustling and vibrant neighbourhood, Crows Nest is an expanding shopping district and boasts a café and dining scene that dishes up flavours from around the world. Crows Nest services the locals and business people who love to network over a long lunch.
Crows Nest village sits serenely in the middle of major traffic arteries that connect this neighbourhood to major hubs – Chatswood, North Sydney and Sydney’s CBD. Willoughby Road cuts through the village with its alfresco dining and intimate green space that playful kids can enjoy and pop-up markets that are held once a month.
Crows Nest is home to Sydney’s largest basketball association, with a membership in excess of 5,000. Come basketball season, the streets are filled with budding LeBron James and Lauren Jacksons.
The commercial hub pulls people to the area mid-week, as do the selective schools that keep topping the charts in the Higher School Certificate. Crows Nest TAFE educates early childhood carers and hospitality specialists.
Unlike its neighbours, Crows Nest doesn’t have sweeping harbour views, but what it lacks in water access, it makes up for with an irresistible village charm – and you are on the edge of Sydney’s world-class facilities.
The connectivity and vibrant café, dining and bar scene of this neighbourhood make this a hotspot for single 20- and 30- somethings and young families.
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ST THOMAS REST PARK
A historic site with a small cemetery, this green space is where dog lovers bring their furry friends to play. The fenced-in, shaded playground is popular with families.
WINE & DINE
Crows Nest has its own food scene that keeps locals loyal and visitors coming back for more. Menus reflect many different cultures and there are wine bars and local watering holes where you can enjoy a drink.
Crows Nest has easy access to some of Sydney’s major hubs – the Sydney CBD, Chatswood and North Sydney. St Leonards train station is a short stroll away and there are direct bus routes to the Sydney CBD and the Northern Beaches, as well as quick access to the main road arteries – Pacific Highway and Warringah Freeway.
Dubbed as one of Sydney’s most liveable suburbs, Crows Nest has a network of quiet streets that lie off the main commercial hub. Small cottages, duplexes and terrace houses can be found on small blocks of land along Burlington, Ernest, Holtermann and Chandos Streets. A number of apartment buildings sit around Oxley Street, with more in the pipeline.