8.5 out of 10


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Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5

"Desirable Clontarf"

The beautiful harbour side suburb of Clontarf is situated 13 kilometres north east of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of Manly Council and is part of the Northern Beaches. It has a population of about 1600 people, 28% of whom are under 18 and 23% of whom are over 60.

It is a suburb of large beautiful homes that have an average price of $2.6 million. Most of the houses have views to Spit Bridge and over Middle Harbour. Clontarf is a very desirable address.

However, this was not always so. During the middle 1800’s it was a popular place for Sydney workers to spend days off – often as many as 5,000 would arrive via ferry to have a picnic and many drunken brawls and loutish behaviour would ensue.. It was also at Clontarf that the first royal visitor to Australia, in 1868, was shot by an Irishman. This was Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, one of Queen Victoria’s sons. Alfred survived but the perpetrator was hung!

There is a long narrow beach at Clontarf that has a playground, a pool, barbecues and a marina. There are no schools in the suburb so children need to travel to neighbouring suburbs.

Clontarf would be one of the nicest places to live in Sydney.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees