Bordering the waterfront and the North Sydney CBD, the suburbs of McMahons Point and Lavender Bay possess a unique village vibe despite their proximity to the city centre. Lush and serene, picturesque parkland lines the foreshore along with some magnificent real estate. Blues Point Road is home to restaurants with reputations that attract foodies from all over. Stroll down the hill to Blues Point Reserve, a popular outlook that offers sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and Walsh Bay and is popular for watching fireworks. Neighbouring Sawmillers Reserve looks out over Berrys Bay, Pyrmont and Balmain, offering green space to picnic with family and friends. Convenient to the city centre by bus, train or ferry, local residents are a mixed bag of executives, established families, young professionals and fashionable downsizers.
The McMahons Point and Lavender Bay property market blends modern architecture seamlessly with character homes and high rises such as the iconic Blues Point Tower. Historic cottages with sandstone features which have been beautifully renovated and maintained are scattered throughout the neighbourhood. Contemporary homes sit alongside low-level Art Deco apartments. Closer to the water Mediterranean-style apartments are in abundance, whilst Victorian terrace houses that have elaborate wrought-iron balcony frameworks line Victoria Street and Blues Point Road.
Easily accessible and incredibly close to the city, most properties in McMahons Point and Lavender Bay have the choice of train, ferry or bus transport into the CBD. North Sydney train station is a short walk away along with the McMahons Point Wharf.
Moments from some of Sydney’s best schools, McMahons Point and Lavender Bay are convenient to private and public schools in North Sydney and Kirribilli. St Aloysius College and Loreto are both located in Kirribilli, others in North Sydney include Shore Sydney Church of England Grammar North Sydney, Monte Sant’ Angelo College North Sydney, Wenona North Sydney and Marist College North Sydney.
One of the North Shore’s most popular parks. Featuring spectacular views of the city, the harbour and the harbour bridge; it attracts tourists as well as locals. When viewed from the harbour this Sydney icon is characterised by its majestic, sprawling fig trees.
Sawmillers Reserve is one of North Sydney’s true hidden gems. Follow the winding steps down to the water’s edge for a beautiful view of the harbour and an old shipwreck lies just offshore in Berry’s Bay.
McMahons Point and Lavender Bay are within walking distance to Greenwood Plaza in North Sydney. A number a speciality retailers also trade from Blues Point Road, this prized enclave is also central to major shopping centre in Chatswood and the city centre.
Blues Point Road sees most of the action at night with workers dropping into the Commodore Hotel or Blues Point Tavern for after-work drinks. For a more intimate setting, the cluster of restaurants between King Georges Street and Mil Mil Street offer multicultural cuisine. For front row seats on spectacular Sydney Harbour, Sails on Lavender Bay is the number-one choice.
Close to quality health care, McMahons Point and Lavender Bay have easy access to a number of full service medical centres and speciality health practitioners in the North Sydney CBD. This postcode is also convenient to larger hospitals such as Royal North Shore, North Shore Private and The Mater in nearby St Leonards and neighbouring Crows Nest.
Waterfront walking trails encircle McMahons Point and Lavender Bay. Popular parks include: