Allambie/Allambie Heights Real Estate

History
Allambie Heights gets its name from an Aboriginal word that means ‘peaceful place’. First subdivided in 1918, local historians suggest that the shape of Allambie Heights was influenced by the settlements already established by indigenous people. Today, Allambie Heights is a picturesque suburb, bordered by the Manly Dam Reserve to the south and the Garigal National Park to the west. Although it’s close to many of Sydney’s most popular attractions, Allambie Heights is still that rare thing in Sydney – a peaceful place.

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Landmarks

  • Manly Dam Reserve
  • Allenby Park Reserve and Waterfalls
  • Various bush and bike trails featuring ocean and Manly Dam views
  • Garigal National Park

Real Estate & Design
Allambie Heights is characterised by its wide, leafy streets which run off Allambie Road. Some character-filled weatherboard cottages from the nineteenth century can still be found in Allanbie Heights, but most homes here were built in the twentieth century and occupy large garden blocks. Designed to accommodate large families, many homes in the suburb have a minimum of three bedrooms along with generous living areas. Given its elevation, some homes in Allambie Heights enjoy sweeping ocean views. Many homes in Allambie and Allambie Heights have been enlarged and upgraded with spectacular results, which has seen the area rapidly grow in value. It is one of the few areas on the Northern Beaches of Sydney that has not been spoilt by large apartment blocks.

Shopping
Residents of Allambie Heights have great access to shops. Allambie Heights really does offer a village shopping experience, with a handy selection of local stores including an IGA supermarket, florist, hairdresser, butcher, bakery and newsagency. Warringah Mall – the largest shopping complex in the Northern Beaches – is a short drive from Allambie Heights. It’s home to several department stores and supermarkets, a multiplex cinema, a library and an expansive food court.

Restaurants and Cafés
It’s hard to go past real estate in Allambie Heights when it comes to eating out. With well-regarded eateries including Sophia’s Italian restaurant, Michelle’s Patisserie and Manly Daily’s cafe of year for 2010, LaCrema Cafe, you will sure to be delighted.
You’ll see plenty of locals unwinding at outdoor tables with the papers here each weekend. Both Manly and Dee Why make popular alternatives for dining. Both offer everything from informal takeaways to fine-dining restaurants. Some, of course, offer diners incredible views of the ocean.

Schools, Education & Institutions
Popular with families, there are many services for under-fives in and around Allambie Heights including family daycare, long daycare centres and preschools. Educating local children for over 50 years, Allambie Heights Public School is highly regarded and several other public and private primary schools are located in neighbouring suburbs. Secondary students are within easy reach of the many high schools in the area, including Forest High School and the three campuses of the Northern Beaches Secondary College. Locals also have excellent access to tertiary education with Brookvale TAFE a couple of minutes away and various universities located in the city centre which is about 25 minutes’ drive away. For children with special needs, Arranounbai (located at the very top of Allambie Heights) offers an exceptional education for children with disabilities.

Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Allambie Heights’s proximity to Sydney’s extraordinary northern beaches should motivate even the laziest among us to get outdoors. Locals are just 5 -10 minutes from incredible surfing beaches, with Curl Curl and Freshwater beaches among the closest. Narrabeen Lake is also nearby, providing another for those who like to exercise – or relax – on the water. Allambie Heights is also home to the Warringah Aquatic Centre (which offers a huge range of aquatic activities for children and adults) and Virgin Active Health Club. Here, as elsewhere in the Northern Beaches, locals have access to a wide range of sporting competitions, including netball, cricket, tennis, rugby, rugby league, soccer and athletics. The spectacular parks and reserves that give Allambie Heights its tranquil character also make great places to unwind. Along with the pristine bushland still found in parts of the Manly Dam Reserve and Garigal National Park, Allenby Park – criss-crossed by small creeks and waterfalls – makes an exceptional place to relax.

Distance from the CBD & Transport
If you happen to purchase Allambie real estate, Allambie Heights is only 17 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and the journey by car takes about 20 minutes. Residents of Allambie Heights also have good access to public transport. State Transit and Forest Coach Lines buses operate frequently in peak periods and provide a link to the CBD. Roseville Station is about ten minutes’ drive away and provides locals with access to frequent train services which operate on the Northern Line.

 

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Contact Allambie Heights Real Estate Agents on:

Tim Cullen on 0424 006 855

Bernadette Cullen on 0414 618 908

 

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