Balgowlah Real Estate

Balgowlah real estate

History
Balgowlah (an Aboriginal word for north harbour) is an elevated suburb lying direct west of the coastline.
Australia’s first prime minister, Sir Edmond Barton, resided in Balgowlah in White Street in Whitehall which is now the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.

Real Estate & Design
Balgowlah is home to many beautifully renovated Federation homes, 1920’s fibro cement cottages, older style apartments plus many impressive contemporary new homes. Featuring quiet leafy streets and beautiful family homes with ample space (some with great views), the area attracts premium prices and is a sought after address.

Restaurants & Cafes
Balgowlah residents are spoilt for choice with over 25 restaurants to choose from plus many neighbouring suburbs also featuring world class restaurants such as Le Kiosk at Shelly Beach, Garfish in Manly, Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Pizza Pesce Birra Mosman and many more. Balgowlah Stocklands shops and Balgowlah Heights shopping village have popular cafes which the locals frequent. Forty Beans Expresso Bar, located right opposite from North Harbour Reserve, is a favourite for park goers, with the reserve featuring harbour views, a kids play park, a basketball court and harbour walks.

Schools, Education & Institutions
Balgowlah Heights Primary School, Manly West Public School, Manly North Public School and Balgowlah Boys High School are the local government schools. St Cecilia’s Balgowlah is the local Catholic primary school. Many families flock to the area for the outstanding primary schools. Balgowlah Heights public now features a gifted and talented program which has only recently been introduced and is likely to increase the property values in the Balgowlah real estate market. For high school many locals choose from schools in neighbouring suburbs such as Queenwood, SHORE, St Luke’s Grammar, Pittwater House, St Augustine’s, St Paul’s, Wenona, SCECGS Redlands and many more. Many of Australia’s best schools are within easy reach.

Famous Landmarks
The Spit Bridge was built in 1924 and is one of the most notable landmarks in Balgowlah. It acts as a gateway to the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Shopping
Choose from shopping villages at Seaforth, Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights or Manly. Everything you need or desire is all within minutes away. Further afield, there is Warringah Mall, Australia’s largest shopping complex which features large department stores plus a huge number of shops and supermarkets.

Sports & Fitness
An active lifestyle is easy in Balgowlah as there is so much on offer. With multiple beaches in close reach, you can enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, body surfing, fishing or boating. If water sports are not for you, there is a Fitness First platinum gym, golf course, bike and walking tracks, tennis courts and much much more.

Distance from CBD & Transportation
Balgowlah is only 13 km by road from the CBD of Sydney. There are many bus services to the CBD or to Manly where you can enjoy a relaxing ferry ride to Circular Quay.

 

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Tim Cullen on 0424 006 855
Bernadette Cullen on 0414 618 908