Beacon Hill Real Estate

Beacon Hill Real Estate

History
Beacon Hill was named when the Department of Lands built a trigometric beacon there in 1881. There are many streets in Beacon Hill that are named after notable battles, military men or places where Australian troops served in World War II. These include Kokoda Crescent, Owen Stanley Avenue, Lae Place and Goroka Place. European settlement first began when Daniel Egan, a member of the NSW Parliment, purchased two 40 acres (16 ha) parcels of land on 5 October 1857.
Red Hill, located at the northern end of Beacon Hill, played a part in many childhood adventures of the locals over the years. The hill had many tracks, caves and “hideouts”. Now Red Hill is locally known to be an exclusive housing development site that was built in the 1990s. Many of the streets in Red Hill are named after notable ships and boats of the British settlement. These include Endeavour Drive, Golden Grove, Scarborough Place, Supply Avenue, Lady Penrhyn Drive, Borrowdale Place, Fishburn Place, Charlotte Place, Friendship Place and Sirius Parade.

Shopping
Beacon Hill real estate has a great variety of shops to choose from, being in such close proximity to Warringah Mall which is the largest shopping complex on the Northern Beaches. It is home to several department stores and supermarkets, a multiplex cinema, a library and an expansive food court.
Beacon Hill also has various other shops including Skyline village shops where you can enjoy various eateries, a news-agency, bakery and more.

Distance from CBD & Transportation
Beacon Hill is a suburb of northern Sydney, 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney CBD, in the government of Warringah Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region. Beacon Hill is serviced by Sydney Buses.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation
As a recreational suburb, Beacon Hill has access to many great facilities. With many ovals, beaches, gymnasiums (including Virgin gym), tennis courts and bike/walking tracks all within easy reach, the lifestyle for Beacon Hill residents is very attractive for fitness enthusiasts.

Real Estate & Design
Most of the houses in the Beacon Hill real estate area were built in the boom days after World War II, in the 1950s and 1960s. Today it is a popular family area with many of the homes being renovated or updated. There are only a few attached homes or apartments in Beacon Hill. The suburb enjoys spacious blocks, many with great views.
Homes in Red Hill were built in the 1990’s. Many are luxurious federation style homes which accommodate large families and feature ocean views, pools and large blocks of land. This area is known as one of the best parts of Beacon Hill as the majority of the homes are very impressive.

Famous Landmark
Governor Phillip Lookout lookout is located atop Beacon Hill itself. Views of almost the entire eastern half of the Sydney region may be had from the summit which is approximately 152 metres (500 ft) above sea level.
Views extend from the southern outskirts of Sydney, west to the Blue Mountains and north to Gosford and the Central Coast. The skyline of the city is to the south. Ships, pleasure craft and occasional migratory whales can be seen out to sea in the east.
The lookout is popular with locals on New Year’s Eve when the firework displays across Sydney Harbour are clearly visible, approximately 11 kilometres to the south. The lookout may be reached via Warringah Road. There is a small parking area adjacent to the road with stairs leading to a pathway and the summit.

Schools, Education & Institutions
Popular with families, there are many services for under-fives in and around Beacon Hill, including family daycare, long daycare centres and preschools. Beacon Hill Pubic School 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. Brookvale TAFE is minutes away and the universities located in the city centre are about 30 minutes’ drive away.
Beacon Hill previously had a High School however due to declining numbers it closed down as Northern Beaches Secondary College opened.

 

 

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