ST IVES At A Glance
White picket fences, backyard barbeques and weekend sports – this nostalgic, elegant neighbourhood is the stuff of fairy tales. Seemingly worlds away, the quiet and affluent streets of St Ives and St Ives Chase border the rugged bushland of two national parks and are within cooee of Sydney’s vibrant CBD.
The village, beautiful homes and access to national parks and the Northern Beaches.
Take advantage of the walking, cycling and horse-riding trails in the two neighbouring national parks.
Once a place for timberyards and apple orchards, there are parts of St Ives that retain a rural ambience.
St Ives is a place where picture-book homes and manicured gardens meet the Australian bush. This affluent North Shore suburb is all about families – elegant streets and rural undertones.
At times, St Ives may seem like it’s off the beaten track, but with easy access to the Northern Beaches and major business hubs, locals can choose to be in the action on a whim. With a shopping precinct, golf facilities and prestigious schools on hand, locals have everything they need right on their doorstep.
On weekends, families are out in full force, ferrying their children to and from sports at the multi-use green spaces throughout the area. Locals never tire of the network of walking, cycling and horse-riding trails in Garigal National Park and Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.
But where St Ives lacks in urban vibrancy and nightlife, it more than makes up for in the large, stately homes with backyard pools and the odd tennis court.
St Ives is no stranger to fame – Andrew Denton, Georgie Parker, Karl Stefanovic, Kyle Sandilands and Slim Dusty have called this neighbourhood home. Aside from these local celebrities, St Ives is home to established families with executive parents, young families and retirees. People are drawn to the beautiful homes and rugged bushland, and stay for the family-centric community.
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Prestigious schools within St Ives and neighbouring suburbs, including Brigidine and Sydney Grammar School, attract a lot of families to the area, and there is an abundance of early childhood education centres.
Bordering Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park to the north and Garigal National Park to the east, locals can access many walks, bike tracks, horse trails and lookout points.
Large, stately homes and quaint abodes with manicured gardens line the leafy streets of St Ives. Families who desire traditional large, leafy blocks with a backyard pool can’t get enough of this neighbourhood.
ST IVES VILLAGE
Next door to the beautiful grounds of Pymble Golf Club and the sporting grounds of Village Green, St Ives Village is the hub of all social activity. A good selection of cafés, restaurants and boutique stores, along with daily amenities can be found here.
Beautiful period, Hamptons and Federation homes with manicured gardens line St Ives’ streets. Many have been well maintained, others impeccably restored and most feature modern add-ons. Although there are new developments sprouting up around the village and further afield, these don’t detract from the enviable estate-style homes.