7.1 out of 10

Terrey Hills

Ranked 377th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.6845504891851 151.217964638351
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great quiet leafy suburb with real community spirit and yet still only 30 mins to the city"

Childcare options are great with next to no waitlists, many schools to choose from- Japanese School, German School, Northern Beaches Christian School and the wonderful Terrey Hills public where the kids are still able to walk to school safely- unheard of in Sydney these days. There is high demand on property in Terrey Hills, so if something comes up it generally will be sold within 2-4 weeks.
Its quiet, and you don't feel like you 'live' in Sydney, but only 10 mins to Mona Vale beach, 20 mins to Chatswood or Warringah Mall for shopping or 30 mins to the city ( on a good run :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Terrey Hills - an escape from the city"

Terrey Hills is a suburb of Sydney situated 25 kilometres north of the CBD, in the local government area of Warringah Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region. It is bordered by Kuring-gai Chase National Park to the north, Ingleside to the east, Oxford Falls to the south and Duffy’s Forest to the west. It has a population of about 2,850, 27% of whom are under 18 and 20% of whom are over 60.

The suburb was named after two of the original land owners – a Mr Terrey and a Mr Hills.

It is a very bushy suburb with a somewhat rural atmosphere. Many houses are on small acreages and the average property price for houses is $800,000. It is also a very horsey suburb with many people owning horses. It is home to quite a few horse riding schools. Many horse trails provide an opportunity to enjoy their interest to the full..

Being a bushland suburb there is always the danger of bushfires in summer. Terrey Hills is the headquarters for the Volunteer Services Centre of Warringah Council, with the Rural Fire Service, and the State Emergency Service.

Two international schools are located in Terrey Hills – the German International School and the Sydney Japanese School – both catering for children from Kinder to Year 12. As well there are the Terrey Hills Public School, the Northern Beaches Christian School, and the Kinma School for primary, pre school and playgroup.

Terrey Hills is a suburb where one can escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Lots of Elbow Room"

The Mona Vale Road that links the Northern Beaches with the Upper North Shore, passes alongside Terrey Hills. There are some modest homes in the main village area, but as you get further away from Booralie Road, the size of the properties grow. Popular in the past with families who loved horses, there are some small acreage properties, with ever-increasingly large homes on them. People who live here would live nowhere else, for others it’s just a bit out of the city vibe.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees