9.4 out of 10

Davidson

-33.7382965642062 151.191146372172
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Tucked Away in Garigal National Park"

This suburb is smaller than the other surrounding Forest neighbourhoods and tucked a little bit farther into Garigal National Park - awesome for those who want great views, access to bushland, privacy, peace and quiet. The Mimosa School is well-regarded and there are lots of parks and playing fields in the suburb and nearby. It is a farther drive or bus ride to get out to the main roads, but that's why a lot of people like it here! Many of the residents who live here have been in the area (or in their house) for forty years or more, and there is just starting to be a turnover of those original owners, such that lots more young families are coming to the area, as they can get nice large homes for a bit less than other surrounding areas.
Pros
  • Surrounded by National Park
  • Peaceful
  • Friendly Neighbours
Cons
  • Transport takes longer to get in and out
  • Need to travel to get to shops & restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One of Sydney's Best Suburbs"

Davidson is a beautiful suburb, great for people with families as it has great schools, parks and is so close to Sydney's great beaches. Most houses have views of Sydney city and Chatswood CBD.
Very friendly neighbourhood. One of Sydney's best kept secrets as it's such a small suburb most people aren't aware it exisits.
We love living here, it is just paradise.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great safe place to raise the kids"

Great safe place to raise the kids, plenty of open space and plenty of options for schooling.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Davidson"

Davidson is a suburb of Sydney located 20 kilometres north east of the CBD in the local government area of the Municipality of Warringah and is part of the Northern Beaches region. It has a population of about 2,450 of whom 25% are under 18 and 16% are over 60.

It is a relatively small suburb with only about 400 houses but it has one of the highest rates of home ownership in Sydney. The median price for houses is $840,000.

Davidson started out as a mining quarry and residential development did not begin till the 1980’s. It is adjacent to the Kuring-Gai and Garigal National Parks which makes it prone to bushfires. However, residents can enjoy the abundant flora and fauna that living near bushland encourages.

There is a local public primary school and a Catholic school and the high school that bears its name is actually in the nearby suburb of Frenchs Forest.

Shopping needs to be done in nearby suburbs as there are no shops. The large Forestway Shopping Centre is close by. Public transport is not reliable and most residents depend on private transport to get about.

The suburb of Davidson is a nice quiet place in which to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
TimR1
TimR1 To Update

Davidson is 1 km from the new flagship Woolworths and shopping centre at Glenrose, which has any local facilities you would need (post, chemist etc). There will be a new library there next year (to replace existing one) and there is already the renowned Glen Street Theatre . Davidson now has its own excellent medical practice and will be within 10 minute drive of the New Northern Beaches Hospital. There are 5 very good public primary schools locally and 2 high schools. Davidson High School is extremely good from experience. There are or will be 2 Gyms within a km or so of Davidson (anytime fitness in 2017) and it is also 10 minutes drive from the Virgin Active Gym. Within 5 mins drive there are 2 Indian, 2 Thai, 3 Pizza + Italian, a Japanese etc. so while no real top notch restaurant there are quite a few and I expect more as the hospital develops. Apart from the lack of public transport it is a fantastic place to live. There are good local sporting clubs and fields and an off leash Dog Park at Frenchs Forest showground, again 5 mins drive. All the beaches are within easy reach (Dee Why is the nearest about 15 minutes away) and free to park at as part of the Northern Beaches council.
Aug 02, 2016
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