Northwood

About Northwood

Northwood is a small peninsular suburb on Sydney Harbour. It is between the better known Greenwich and Longueville, close to Lane Cove . It’s named after Northwood House, the first estate to be built on the Lane Cove River Peninsula. Northwood House is open to the public.

Families are attracted to Northwood because of its village atmosphere, convenience of public transport, and it's leafy environment. There is no through traffic so the suburb streets are quiet. It’s full of historic, beautiful and interesting houses – many of which offer exclusive waterfront locations, with boating facilities and magnificent views.

There is a wide choice of schools including Lane Cove Primary, Lane Cove West Public, Mowbray Road, Hunters Hill Primary and Greenwich Primary are the closest state schools. Hunters Hill High, Chatswood High and North Sydney Girls and Boys are nearby. Private schools include St Ignatius College Riverview, Shore, St Josephs College and St Michael's Lane Cove.

The Lane Cove Village shops are moments away. Crows Nest, Chatswood, Artarmon and North Sydney are only a short drive and provide diverse shopping experiences with boutique shopping or clusters of shops for picking up a few items for dinner – fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables, meat and deli items. Northwood is blessed with plenty of open space and bushland for recreation including river foreshores and waterfront reserves. Northwood Reserve is a quiet, waterfront reserve with children’s play equipment and a ferry wharf. Nearby Greenwich offers small foreshore parks with views to the CBD. There are also many pleasant foreshore walks through natural bushland, grassy spots for picnics and boat ramps. Tambourine Bay Reserve and Gore Creek Reserve are wonderful spaces for walking and enjoying water views. The bushland surrounds of Berry Island Reserve are also nearby. The Reserve has a wonderful playground and walking tracks with views to the harbour. River Road Golf course and tennis courts are within walking distance. The Lane Cove Yacht Club is also close-by. Northwood is approximately 9.5 km from the CBD. There’s a private ferry with links to North Sydney and Circular Quay about seven minutes walk away and the bus route is approximately five minutes walk away.
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