8.7 out of 10

Killara

Ranked 172nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7701034469194 151.155441500127
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5
Mar 13, 2020

"Overpriced but decent with calm suburban lifestyle"

Being part of the Ku-ring-gai council, this is a particularly safe suburb located conveniently relative to the hotspots of the North Shore. It is in close propinquity of Macquarie Park, a bustling region of the North Shore. Top notch schools are not far away and while restaurants and shopping options are not varied, it is perfect for people wishing to get outside of the hustle of the Sydney CBD and embrace prime suburban life in Greater Sydney
2/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 01, 2020

"Bubble of self congratulation"

Boring, safe, conservative, leafy. The sort of place the neighbours start to gossip disapprovingly when you don't mow the lawn every week.

Killara is very uncool. It's just standard suburbia. A long way from the city and inner urban cool areas.
The types keen on Killara are elderly people and families keen to access the (free) good local public schools.

Local residents live in a bubble of delusion about the attractiveness of Killara. It's not 1970. Wealthy North Shore buyers shifted their focus to to areas closer to the CBD, like Mosman, Northbridge, Nth Sydney, etc

The property market has spoken. Since 1970 Killara property prices have fallen well behind the lower North Shore areas. They are in much greater demand as they are cooler, livelier and closer to the city.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Why would you live anywhere else!"

Killara is in my opinion the best place to live in Sydney, it is safe, it is close to transport, Killara railway station (25 minutes to the city), fantastic schools in Killara PS, Beaumont Road PS and Killara High School, Chatswood is less than 5 minutes away so that covers shopping and the people in Killara are some of the nicest you can find in the city. There is no night life in Killara but as I said earlier, Chatswood is not far away at all. There is also great access to healthcare with the nearest hospital being Royal North Shore in Saint Leonards but Hornsby hospital is also nearby.
It is important to note that when I was looking for a unit to rent, on the door there was a paper stuck on saying "No Asians please". This however is very unlike the area and it was the only time I saw something like that.
Overall, it is a stunning jewel in Sydney's North Shore. The only downside I can see is that it is expensive so if you have the funds, I recommend this area. You won't regret it. :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, Leafy, Convenient."

The gentleman's suburb, Killara is full of period homes and green spaces. These homes are generally on large allotments to the east of the railroad (however some of these older homes exist between the railroad and Pacific Hwy. Considering a 20 minute hop over the bridge, it's incredibly well located and a retreat amongst the busy life of the city. A perfect place to call home for a growing family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Gem of the Upper North Shore."

Great suburb for young families and working professional like myself. I purchased an apartment here 6 months ago and we couldn't be happier, the location is excellent. Gordon eateries and cafes are only a stroll away, and it's only a train ride from the CBD. Plenty of green space for sports and outdoor activity, plus the greengate hotel holds excellent trivia Tuesday night and a good watering hole! Did you know Elle Macpherson grew up in Killara?!
Pros
  • Quite suburb
  • Excellent schools
  • Community minded occupants
  • Proximity to all amenities
  • Tree lined streets with stunning architecture
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
sarap2
sarap2 Elle Macpherson went to Kilara High but grew up in Lindfield - Grosvenor Road to be precise. We know her home well.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A superb suburb offering stunning architecture and character homes in a leafy and relaxing setting"

One of Sydney finest suburbs set on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, Killara offers stunning modern architecture blended with quality character from yesteryear. The suburb consists of young professionals bringing up their growing family and longstanding locals who wish to remain in such a stunning environment. Killara is a community minded suburb with schools, transport and shopping options only moments away.
Pros
  • Proximity to all amenities
  • Tree lined streets with stunning architecture
  • Community minded occupants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great schools + Great neighbours = Killara"

Close proximity to some of the best schools - Killara High, Ravenswood, Pymble Ladies College and Knox Grammar. Friendly neighbours and leafy surrounds. Killara to Wynyard takes only 30 minutes via train. Perfect place to raise your kids.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Peaceful life but so close to Chatswood and City.Excellent school
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Unranked Streets in Killara

Bowes Avenue

3.5/5
"Perfect family location - country feel."
-33.77195 151.14686
"Quiet street with all the essentials"
-33.7664266904 151.1620310878
"The Highway of Killara"
-33.7607371428 151.1718665602