Whether you're buying, renting, or investing in Wahroonga, NSW 2076, it is an excellent first step to know if the suburb is suitable for you (and your family?). The Homes.com.au suburb profile aims to give you a better understanding of Wahroonga median property prices, market trends & demographics so we can equip you in making the best decision on your future property purchase.
If you're considering a move to Wahroonga, keep reading for a brief history lesson to discover more about the lifestyle and what makes this suburb so great.
Overview Located on Sydney's Upper North Shore, the suburb Wahroonga is known for its tree-lined streets and manicured gardens. It is located 18 kilometres northwest of the Sydney CDB and has a population of 17,371, according to the 2016 census.
The suburbs surrounding Wahroonga are Waitara, North Wahroonga, North Turramurra, Normanhurst Thornleigh, Turramurra, Pennant Hills, Warrawee, and South Turramurra.
Living in Wahroonga Wahroonga is a suburb known to have a "village-like charm", with several heritage-listed homes located in the area.
The suburb's central commercial and shopping district is in the Wahroonga Village, just west of the railway station. Several restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and a significant supermarket can be found here.
Wahroonga is ideal for families who want a "community-minded" lifestyle as the suburb boasts beautiful parks, children's playgrounds and outdoor sports facilities. There are also several schools in the suburb from primary to K-12 level.
History of Wahroonga The suburb was named after an Aboriginal word that means "our home". The area was first colonised in 1822 by convicted Britishman Thomas Hyndes. However, the land was later acquired by businessman and timber-getter John Brown. Brown planted orchards in the Wahroonga after the land was cleared of timber.
In 1890, after a railway line was opened, Wahroonga became a popular location for wealthy businessmen to build their vacations houses with extensive gardens. The suburbs also saw vast development between the 1920s to the 1930s.
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