Frenchs Forest Real Estate

Frenchs Forest Real Estate

Though Frenchs Forest was explored by Governor Phillip as early as 1788, it is believed that European settlement in the area did not occur until the 1850s. Originally the suburb was the home of the Guringai (Ku-Ring-Gai) language group of the Garigal Aboriginal clan, from which nearby parklands take their name. The suburb itself is named after police constable John French, who acquired one of the first land grants an opened up the Frenchs Forest real estate market in the area.

Forestway is the suburb’s most recognised shopping centre. Designed to evoke a village like atmosphere, it provides a wide range of conveniences, including numerous retail outlets, alfresco cafés, restaurants and grocery shopping. There are also smaller shopping centres on Sorlie Road and Frenchs Forest Road East.

Distance from CBD & Transportation
Frenchs Forest is just 13 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, which can be directly accessed via an express bus service. Although Frenchs Forest does not have its own train line, there are several nearby suburbs that do. Bus routes connect the suburb to Chatswood’s railway station, as well as the northern beaches and Warringah Mall.

Restaurants & Cafés
The most common eateries in Frenchs Forest are Thai and Chinese restaurants, of which there are several quality offerings. Forest Wood Fired Pizza is popular and the suburb also enjoys a choice of cafés. A more distinctive drawcard is The Austrian Club, which serves authentic Austrian cuisine.

Real Estate & Design
Renowned for its excellent family homes, generous blocks, vibrant wildlife and lush parkland surrounds, Frenchs Forest is overwhelmingly made up of freestanding properties. There are only a few attached homes or apartments. The suburb forms part of ‘The Forest’ district but is often also considered part of the northern beaches.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation
As a recreational suburb, Frenchs Forest is exceptional. Warringah Aquatic Centre is regarded as one of Sydney’s best swimming facilities, comprising Olympic sized heated indoor and outdoor pools, as well as adjoining playing fields. Lionel Watts Oval provides fields for cricket, AFL, soccer, rugby league and netball. Frenchs Forest also offers child-friendly parks and great cycling options.

Famous Landmarks
In addition to its playing fields and aquatic centre, Frenchs Forest has a lions club, showground and several notable churches. Glen Street Theatre in adjacent Belrose is also a significant attraction, having hosted performances from some of the country’s most acclaimed production companies and actors.

Schools, Education & Institutions
The Forest provides a choice of great schools, including Frenchs Forest Public School, The Forest High School, Mimosa Public School and Davidson High School, Aspect Vern Barnett School, Forestville Montessori School, Forestville Public School, Killarney Heights High School, Killarney Heights Public School, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School, Belrose Public School, Covenant Christian School, John Colet School, Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School, Wakehurst Public School and Yanginanook School. The area’s impressive list of ilumni includes influential academics, award winning journalists, a recent Archibald prize winner and several members of INXS.

Search for Frenchs Forest property listings on the sidebar or contact:

Tim Cullen on 0424 006 855

Bernadette Cullen on 0414 618 908



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