Sharing the same postcode and lifestyle benefits, Neutral Bay and Kurraba Point are the harbourside gateway to Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Bordered by Kirribilli, North Sydney, Cremorne, Cremorne Point and Cammeray, the suburbs of Neutral Bay and Kurraba Point are nestled upon the northern fringe of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A Neutral Bay or Kurraba Point lifestyle is popular with professionals, downsizers and modern families who want to be close to the harbour and city. Property prices in Neutral Bay and Kurraba Point reflect its proximity to the CBD and its postcard setting with impressive growth recorded in recent years.
Architecture in Neutral Bay and Kurraba Point is largely determined by how close the property is to the waterfront. New developments are sprouting up along Military Road and its surrounding streets whilst historic Federation, post Federation and Californian Bungalows are located closer to the foreshore. Kurraba Point holds an infinity with the city positioned directly across the harbour from Mrs Macquaries Chair. A prestigious peninsula with its own ferry wharf, Kurraba Point is home to some of Australia’s finest waterfront homes, restored Californian Bungalows, Art Deco apartments and small scale luxury developments.
Arguably the most convenient neighbourhood on the North Shore, Neutral Bay and Kurraba Point attract professionals and families who value a speedy city commute. Boasting two ferry wharfs and a continual parade of express buses, the city is approximately 10 minutes away by either method of public transport. Circular Quay ferries stop at Hayes Street Wharf and Kurraba Point Wharf, whilst buses regularly stop along Military Road linking the Northern Beaches, city centre and Chatswood. By car, taxi or uber, the city is a short 5 to 10 minute drive across the iconic Harbour Bridge from Neutral Bay.
Neutral Bay Public School on the corner of Ben Boyd Road and Yeo Street is one of the most well-respected primary schools on the North Shore. Unbeatably central to elite private schools in Mosman and North Sydney, Neutral Bay is within arms reach of Queenwood School for Girls Mosman, 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).
A local institution and landmark proudly gracing the corner of Military Road and Ben Boyd Road, The Oaks Hotel is a historic watering hole with multiple bars, function areas and a popular beer garden beneath a fairy-lit oak tree.
Nestled down between Hayes Street Wharf and Kurraba Point Wharf, May Gibbs Nutcote Cottage is a house and garden museum dedicated to the children’s author and illustrator who lived in the house from 1877-1969.
Neutral Bay Junction has three major supermarkets along with a wide selection of specialty stores. A number a niche retailers also trade from Neutral Bay in addition to financial institutions, professional services and medical specialists. Centrally located to major shopping centres, Neutral Bay is within easy reach of Westfield Chatswood, Chatswood Chase, Warringah Mall, Greenwood Plaza and the city centre.
A melting pot of international flavours, Neutral Bay has all corners of the world covered within its varied selection of restaurants. Grouped together around Military Road, Young Street and Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay’s eateries are regarded as some of the best on the North Shore. A number of wine bars cater to local sommeliers, the iconic Oaks Hotel is famous for its fairy-lit beer garden, pool tables and barbeques.
Central to quality health care, Neutral Bay offers a number of full service medical centres and speciality health practitioners around Military Road. Neutral Bay 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.
Packed with parkland, Neutral Bay is surrounded by greenery within Forsyth Park, Anderson Park, Warringa Park and upon Kurraba Reserve. Close to North Sydney Oval and Cammeray Golf Club, tennis courts are available throughout the suburb and are adjacent to the bowling greens at the Neutral Bay Club. Central to pools in Milson Point, Cremorne Point and Mosman, Neutral Bay boasts numerous gymnasiums and yoga/pilates studios.