St. Ives is a picture-perfect place: attractive homes sit on large blocks and towering gum trees provide shade for the quiet streets. Its north and east sides are bordered by sprawling national parks, which only add to the sense of tranquillity and it’s appeal to nature lovers.
The St Ives Village Green is at the heart of the suburb, a popular park which includes sporting fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, play equipment and a skate park. St Ives Shopping Village borders the park and is a bustling centre with over 110 shops.
Community spirit is strong with a huge range of clubs and sporting teams to join, and there are a ton of outdoor activities to keep you busy. These amenities and fantastic access to great public and private schools are a big drawcard for St Ives and make it a great place to raise children so it’s no surprise it’s so popular with families.
It’s a diverse area, with a large Jewish and South African and Asian population. Great cafes, coffee and restaurants satisfy foodies, but it’s definitely not the place if you are looking for vibrant nightlife!
Double-sized blocks boast salubrious takes on period, Hamptons and Federation-style homes. At the heart of the area, close to the St Ives shopping centre, smaller apartment-style developments have begun to spring up, but this is still a detached family-home dominated neighbourhood.
Connectivity is another drawcard, being only 20 minutes to Chatswood, Macquarie University, Gordon railway station and the Northern Beaches.