Crows Nest

Crows Nest is becoming a hot spot for savvy investors.

It might not have the same elegance as nearby Neutral Bay or the water views of Cammeray, but Crows Nest has developed its own sense of vibrancy. It’s an interesting blend of commercial intersections and village-like streets and is fast becoming well known for the quality of its cheap eats. With quick and easy city connectivity and diverse real estate options, Crows Nest is on the up.

The Crows Nest Lifestyle.

Proximity to North Sydney and the city, with its own pulsing commercial centre, Crows Nest makes sense for professional 20-, 30- and 40-somethings. The bustling roads and the crowded high streets keep pace with inner-city neighbourhoods, adding another option to Sydney’s tightly held apartment and housing market.

It’s surprising just how serene Crows Nest can be, especially when hemmed in by Pacific Highway and the Warringah Freeway. The local pub, The Crows Nest Hotel (or Crowie to locals) offers family meals and light entertainment, but it’s the stunning array of cheap and cheerful quality Asian eats (found around Willoughby Road) that are really putting the postcode on the foodie radar. Buses service all sides of the suburb and nearby St Leonards train station connects to the city and northern suburbs. For schools, the selective North Sydney Girls School and North Sydney Boys School both offer excellent academic options.

Elevated and busy with surprises around the corner, Crows Nest offers some tree-lined streets and a smattering of terrace style houses. The main order of the day, however, is multi-storey dwellings and apartment blocks, ranging from modern architecture to mid-century and Art Deco. A strong commercial heart beats in this postcode, so you’ll also find plenty of businesses and office blocks.