NEUTRAL BAY At A Glance
On the north shore of Sydney Harbour, Neutral Bay has earned a reputation for being the ideal locale for professionals and families on the go. Cafés and eateries along Military Road feed the commuters stepping off the buses at the busy junction. Step away from the main strip and you’ll find leafy streets lined with historic cottages, lofty apartments and waterside mansions along beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Access to great schools, a quick commute to Sydney CBD, and the quiet seclusion of a harbourside suburb.
Neutral Bay’s only (and highly prized) waterfront café is Thelma and Louise at Neutral Bay Wharf and Vintage Cellars opposite Woolworths really know t
The mural of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie at May Gibbs Place in Neutral Bay pays homage to Australian children’s book author, May Gibbs who resided here.
Neutral Bay lures professionals and young families with its mouth-watering eateries, plentiful green spaces, access to much sought-after schools and incredible vistas of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour. If this wasn’t enough, busy professionals who are always on the go only have to endure a 20-minute commute to the city.
The junction has three major supermarkets, cafés and intimate eateries with a particular preference for Japanese food. The main standout is the local watering hole, The Oaks Hotel, with its multiple bars, function space and popular beer garden beneath a fairy lit oak tree.
Step away from the main strip and Neutral Bay takes on a completely different feel. The quiet meandering streets have historic cottages, lofty apartments, Federation and contemporary mansions most with views or, at the very least, glimpses of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour.
There are multiple access points to the harbour at Neutral Bay Wharf, Kurraba Point Wharf and Kurraba Point Reserve. Neutral Bay Wharf is home to the local hangout, Thelma & Louise Café which looks out over moored yachts and a local beach. Weekends and summer evenings can be easily wiled away at Kurraba Point Reserve.
White-collar professionals with families are the predominant group among the inhabitants of the historic cottages, Federation and contemporary houses.
Many families are attracted to the area so their children can attend the highly-desirable Neutral Bay Primary School and enjoy accessibility to the private high schools in neighbouring North Sydney and Kirribilli. Retirees who have lived in the area for a long time and young professionals are attracted to the small-scale red brick Art Deco apartments. There are also traditional high-rise buildings and newer boutique apartments.
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Easy travel to the city. Many locals boast a 20-minute door-to-door commute which allows them to finish work late and still be home in time for dinner. Many commuters choose the Neutral Bay ferry service to start and finish their working day taking in the beauty of Sydney Harbour.
Jumping off the bus at Neutral Bay Junction and having a choice of picking up some groceries from one of the three major supermarkets, or grabbing a quick bite for dinner at one of the Asian restaurants and eateries.
Neutral Bay was home for the beloved Australian children’s author and illustrator, May Gibbs, who is most renowned for her Snugglepot and Cuddlepie series. She is remembered by a large mural at May Gibbs Place (off Military Road) and at her former house, which is now a house and garden museum called May Gibbs Nutcote.
Kurraba Reserve is a natural playground along the foreshore – plenty of green space to run around in, park benches to soak up the views and a launching area for small boats and yachts.
New developments are sprouting up along Military Road around the main shopping and dining district. Step off the main strip and historic cottages with tin roofs nestle in between clusters of multi-level terrace houses along Ben Boyd Road.