Crowning the picturesque headland of Sydney Harbour, the Lower North Shore Sydney suburb of Mosman encompasses Balmoral, Beauty Point, Clifton Gardens, Georges Heights and The Spit. Mosman is popular with professionals and families who want to be close to the city, harbour beaches and Sydney’s finest schools. Enjoying a spectacular viewing platform, Mosman looks out over the Main Harbour, city, Pacific Ocean and Middle Harbour. Mosman is one of Sydney’s most affluent and prestigious suburbs offering a superb lifestyle balance complete with boutique shopping, a celebrated cafe scene and express city transport options. The median sales price in Mosman is reflective of its location, outlook and lifestyle benefits, it is consistently ranked in the top ten most expensive postcodes in Australia.
Made-up of varying high-end architectural styles, Mosman’s coveted real estate elegantly outlines the north eastern foreshore of Sydney Harbour. Leafy harbourside streets showcase heritage listed mansions alongside contemporary architecturally designed homes and low-rise apartment blocks. Many Federation residences within Mosman have been meticulously restored and extended to accommodate modern living whilst some have been spilt to create semi-attached style dwellings. Mosman architecture befits the beauty of its surroundings whilst preserving Victorian, Federation and Post War housing styles.
Highly sought-after for its proximity to transport links, Mosman attracts professionals and families who value a speedy city commute. Boasting three ferry wharfs and a continual parade of express buses, the city is approximately 20 minutes away by either method of public transport. Circular Quay ferries stop at South Mosman Wharf, Mosman Bay Wharf and Taronga Zoo Wharf, whilst buses regularly stop along Military and Spit Roads linking the Northern Beaches, city centre and Chatswood. By car, taxi or uber, the city is a short 15 minute drive from Mosman.
Renowned for its schools, Mosman is home to an array of respected educational institutions within the public, private and systemic school systems. Mosman is also close to a number of elite private schools within Lower North Shore such as SCECGS Redlands Cremorne Campus, Loreto Kirribilli, St Aloysius College Kirribilli, Shore Sydney Church of England Grammar North Sydney, Monte Sant’ Angelo College North Sydney, Wenona North Sydney, Marist College North Sydney and St Ignatius Lane Cove (Riverview). – See a list of schools below.
Home to the iconic Taronga Zoo, Mosman shows off Sydney Harbour and its cityscape from one of the world’s best zoological parks. Taronga Zoo welcomes millions of visitors each year through its historical gates, many Mosmanites purchase annual passes visiting Taronga and its residents as often as they like. Located on Bradleys Head Road, Taronga Zoo is accessible by bus, ferry or car with parking available onsite.
Bordered by the best harbour beaches in Sydney, Mosman is famous for its protected and picturesque beachscapes. Balmoral Beach is the most well-known of the bunch with celebrated eateries lining The Esplanade along with a playground and the historic rotunda. A local’s favourite, Chinamans Beach is tucked away adjoining Rosherville Reserve and similarly Clifton Gardens Beach and dog friendly Sirius Cove Beach also neighbour parkland reserves. The Spit has become the focus for water based activities on Middle Harbour and is home to both the Middle Harbour Yacht Club and the 16-Foot Skiff Club. There is a marina at The Spit, a boat ramp, kayaks for hire, picnic areas and a children’s playground.
Mosman village has become the North Shore fashionista’s go to destination for boutique shopping. From high-end Australian designers such as Carla Zampatti and Rebecca Vallance to popular chain stores such as Country Road and Witchery, Military Road is well catered for in terms of fashion. Speciality stores, delicatessens and grocers are also plentiful upon Military Road, Spit Road and within Bridgepoint Shopping Centre. Centrally located to major shopping centres, Mosman is within easy reach of Westfield Chatswood, Chatswood Chase, Warringah Mall, Greenwood Plaza and the city centre.
From fine dining restaurants at Balmoral and The Spit to its wide spread cafe culture, Mosman is a mecca for foodies. International flavours border Military and Spit Roads with healthy alternatives also appearing throughout the village. Mosman’s social scene is well catered for with a number of local watering holes such as wine bars, boutique pubs and established clubs found from the village centre to the waterfront.
Position perfect for health care, Mosman offers a number of full service medical centres, speciality health practitioners and its very own private hospital. Mosman Private Hospital has been providing high quality care to its patients since 1969, larger hospitals such as Royal North Shore, North Shore Private and The Mater are located in nearby St Leonards and neighbouring Crows Nest.
Ideal for families and and sporting enthusiasts, Mosman delivers a wide range of activities for all. The Spit and Balmoral accommodate a number of water sports in addition to boating. On the mainland, a selection of pristine ovals, parks and playgrounds enhance the suburb’s landscape. Home to the Ray White Lower North Shore sponsored Mosman Junior Rugby, Rawson Oval is the epicentre of rugby in Mosman. Alan Border Oval is located behind Mosman village bringing sport and the wider community together. Gym buffs will find Fitness First at Spit Junction along with Mosman Swim Centre. A number of personal trainers, yoga instructors and pilates instructors also hold daily classes within Mosman.