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If you are making a move to Killara, have a little read of our history lesson to discover more about the fantastic lifestyle and what makes this suburb so popular.
Overview The suburb Killara is located on Sydney's Upper North Shore, just 14 kilometres northwest of the Sydney central business district. The neighbouring suburbs of Killara are Gordon, East Killara, West Pymble, East Lindfield, Macquire, and Lindfield. Its current population (based on the 2016 census) is 10,574.
Living in Killara Killara is named as the second most liveable suburb in Sydney's Upper North Shore. It is known for its laid back culture, tree-lined streets and peaceful neighbourhoods.
Two public primary schools operate in Killara, and there is also a high school and some child care centres.
While there are no major commercial hubs in the suburbs, residents travel to the nearby suburbs to do regular shopping.
History of Killara The suburb's name is an Aboriginal word that means "permanent" or "always there". Killara officially received its name when a railway line was opened there in 1899. It was one of the residents who requested for a station to be built in the area.
In its early days, Killara was designed as a "Gentlemen's suburb", and therefore, no commercial ventures were established in the area.
Fast forward to the 1960s, renowned architect Harry Seidler became a resident of Killara, who designed and built a home in the suburb. The structure, often referred to as Killara House, still exists today.
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