Lane Cove, NSW 2066

3.6(14 reviews)

Ranked 436th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Resale or rental value
  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Peace and quiet
  • Pest-free

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Fashion Conscious

Reviews of Lane Cove, NSW

7th December 2021

"One Of The Best Suburb For Family In North Shore"

Lane Cove Is One Of The Best Suburb In North Shore. It's a family oriented community. People that lived here are generation after generation.
It has ticked all the lists
-School Not just limited to public school also some of the top private school in between Lane cove and Longueville
- Station Bus intersection is here. And there are multiple choices to CBD and upper north shore
- Shop The Canopy Shopping Plaza was the center for
lots of Boutiques Shop. My personal favorite one is CakeMan
- Sports & Leisure There is a big Aquatic Center
- Safety One of the top five safest suburb in NSW

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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28th November 2021

"Haven not too far from the City"

Great shopping centre, fantastic restaurants and bars in The Canopy, family-friendly suburb. Blackman Park is superb for kids and dogs alike..

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15th September 2021

"Natural beauty and proximity to the city are draw cards. The locals are not."

We are relatively new to the area, renting an older apartment on Cope St. It has been a nice area to spend lockdown with access to lots of parks and trails that follow the watercourses in the area. The urban wildlife is lovely with lots of bird. Locals in Lane Cove compared to other areas of Sydney from our experience seem to be quite unfriendly. People rarely smile or greet you if you cross paths with them on a walk for example. There are a lot of old people in the area and they have time to nit pick and write passive aggressive notes. We used the "wrong" clotheslines and car washing bay when we moved into our complex. Instead of someone coming out and telling us they left nasty notes in our letter box. Very neighbourly!
Access to the city in peak hours is quite fast via express busses such as 251. Outside of peak hour it can take over an hour to get home if you have to make your way from the Southern end of the CBD via public transport. You can cycle into the city via the Freeway / Harbour bridge, it is fairly well connected. On the way back from the CBD the cycle paths are less direct as you have to detour via North Sydney.
There are lots of nice shops and restaurants in the main centre. In non-covid times traffic through the Lane Cove area along Epping Rd, Pacific Hwy and Centennial Ave. is appalling and usually grid-locked as lots of people in the area seem to drive everywhere. Lane Cove is under the flight paths so at times can be noisy. The tree-lined streets and lovely character filled old homes seem to gradually being replaced with apartments and ugly tasteless duplex / townhouse developments. It is a quiet area better suited to old people and families. There is not a lot of life outside of business hours for younger people.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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23rd August 2021

"Lots of Crime, traffic noise and congestion"

Moved to Lane Cove recently. Since moving here, I have had my car broken into twice, storage cage was ransacked, bike stolen. The area does not have a police station. Car parking is also terrible anywhere near the bus stops to get into town. I would not recommend the area, and they are not that friendly to outsiders.

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"Quiet, green, lots of apartments to rent"

Quiet, natural. Bus to the CBD is becoming VERY overcrowded. This place is a small pocket of peace between Epping and Chatswood that is gradually becoming overdeveloped. Not in a traditional sense, as there is still plenty of space, but in that there are fast becoming way too many people for the transport services to cope with.

Major pluses to moving here:
Very quiet and peaceful area - no crime, no out of control parties.
Large playground and open space for children on Mindarie street - great for families in the area.
Tenants in the more modern apartments are mostly working professionals - They are quiet and respectful of neighbors.
Plenty of street parking along the streets lining the apartment complexes - Good for long term visitors.

Cons of living here:
Getting onto a CBD bound bus in the morning is a painful experience - If you get on very early in the route, you can nab a seat. If you get on at the Lane Cove interchange you will be waiting and watching a few buses fly right past you simply because they are too full to allow any more people on. Then you do finally get a bus, you will be packed on like a sardine for the next 20 minutes, pressed up against 50 or so other standing people. Same experience for the bus ride home. I personally walk further to get on a stop that's close to the start of the route exiting the city to avoid this. If you are an introvert you will find this an extremely stressful experience.

Some of the newer apartments are starting to show age already (think Opal tower, Mascot apartments etc.) - mold, cracks, plumbing issues, waste disposal problems etc. Not a massive deal if just renting but I would never purchase these apartments that have seemingly popped up like weeds overnight. A good long term investment they would not make. Keep an eye out.

Good and bad:
Rent's Cheap - Good for a renter, bad for a landlord. There's thousands of apartments here and you're competing to rent them out. The price is a race to the bottom.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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Lloyd Allen real estate agent
Lloyd Allen
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""Live The Lifestyle""

Only moment to the Sydney CBD and surrounded by lush parkland and recreation facilities, Lane Cove has it all. Offering a choice of hub bub and activity in the Plaza and shopping district or tranquil peace and quiet in some of the most beautiful waterside locations in Sydney, there is always plenty of choice. Lane Cove is a family friendly place to be with an enviable lifestyle offing a mix of all that is desirable in any cosmopolitan location.

Great for

  • Coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • Lane cove plaza, green playground
  • Library, pool, massive free parking
  • Nice Apartments
  • Designer Label Shopping Options

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Live The Lifestyle"

Only moment to the Sydney CBD and surrounded by lush parkland and recreation facilities, Lane Cove has it all. Offering a choice of hub bub and activity in the Plaza and shopping district or tranquil peace and quiet in some of the most beautiful waterside locations in Sydney, there is always plenty of choice. Lane Cove is a family friendly place to be with an enviable lifestyle offing a mix of all that is desirable in any cosmopolitan location.

Great for

  • Residents are warm and welcoming
  • Coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • Lane cove plaza, green playground
  • Library, pool, massive free parking
  • Nice Apartments
  • Designer Label Shopping Options

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Lane Cove is a go to place"

4 generations of family have been living in Lane Cove area over 100 years and its a great place. I call it a "go to place "as you go to Lane Cove to shop, eat , go to the library, use the public pool or gym, meet friends , go to the bank, Dr and Solicitor. Lane Cove has it all. The shopping centre has benefited greatly from the Market square upgrade from a few years ago and so far the apartments which are springing up close to the town centre look nice and seem to blend in with the village atmosphere. Buses on tap to the City and if you want to drive its a 10-15min drive to town.

I like the area as it has a blend of young and older residents and many young families are moving in bringing a new dynamic to the area. There are an abundance of primary schools in the area so plenty of choice- unfortunately no High School so kids have to go elsewhere for High School.

Its close to the city, close to shopping centres like Chatswood and Macquarie Centre. Lane Cove is a great place to live and I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Great for

  • Coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • Lane cove plaza, green playground
  • Library, pool, massive free parking
  • Nice Apartments

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Getting Better Every Year!"

Ive been in and around Lane Cove for a long time. Its really come a long way in the last few years with the introduction of Lane Cove Market Square, Woolworths, more parking and our best assett yet Via Napoli pizzaria (you have to go). The schools are fantastic here, the village is becoming more restaurant orientated which is great and the demographic continues to change with the older generations that bought apartments in the 70's gradually being replaced by young couples. Its a great supurb for young families and young couples.

Great for

  • The Best Pizza in Sydney - Via Napoli
  • Coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • Lane cove plaza, green playground
  • Library, pool, massive free parking
  • Nice Apartments

Not great for

  • No train (its a pro' actually)

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
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"Best Suburb by the River in Sydney!"

The Best Riverside Suburb in Sydney!, Perfect Dining & Shopping Options, Nice Apartments & Close to 2 Magnificent Shopping Centres in Chatswood. Chatswood Chase (David Jones & Kmart) & Westfield (Myer (Australia's Best Myer Store), Target & Cinemas)!

This is One of the Ideal Locations for Me!

Great for

  • Designer Label Shopping Options
  • Nice Apartments
  • The Best Riverside Suburb in Sydney!
  • Coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • Lane cove plaza, green playground
  • Library, pool, massive free parking

Not great for

  • No train (its a pro' actually)

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
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PhilliG

Planning a move to Sydney and was looking at Lane Cove. You mentioned this is your 4th preference suburb can I ask what the others would be. I have no idea about Sydney and will be working at Epping but want something that has an atmosphere so that I can still enjoy the afternoons after work without travelling far.. Any advice would be great

ConnarOO
ConnarOO

I like the Cronulla area the Most then the Bondi Area (Although I don't like Beaches) followed by the Double Bay. The reason those Suburbs in my Top 4 because it is Upmarket.

ilky

Have you actually lived in any suburb you commented on? Cause you would have moved every six months of your life.

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"Paranoid..hush hush...u are just allowed to whisper..else the oldies will complain and send a rude letter at your door steps..."

Yes, this is exactly what me and my husband have been going through since the time we started renting at Burns Bay road..i have been living in this area for the last 3 years now, moved from Lane Cove North and now Lane Cove. DO NOT rent/live if you a young couple because it is only suitable for really old people or young families with kids. Lane Cove north is lovely nice and green, quiet. People are mostly young professionals.They all understand that maintaining peace is required but we can still have fun.
Pros:
Ample choice of shopping(both woolies n coles)
Traveling to and from city is a cake walk and also to other suburbs
Very SAFE
Cons:
It is like a curfew on any day after 6pm
People are rude and extremely unfriendly neighbors
Highly over priced even for old units/house that make u cry
Poor phone and data network over 3G(we had to escalate to ombudsmen)

Great for

  • Coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • Lane cove plaza, green playground
  • Library, pool, massive free parking

Not great for

  • Expensive rent
  • No kmart/target/dept store
  • No train (its a pro' actually)
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Yok

Indeed. A cranky old woman had been complaining the noise from my TV all the time, even when I didn't have my TV on :(

NeilS1

Totally agree. Just gone for a coffee in this suburb for the first time & the people who live/work here are real uptight. Unfriendly with a capital 'u'.

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"Lane Cove is where the prople move in, never move out from"

I've been living in Lane Cove North for some 3 years now in Pinaroo Pl.
This part of town, including Merinda St etc is famous for their Government housing, which dilutes the atmosphere, though I still consider even this part of Lane Cove as super safe.
Yes we get noisy neighbours screaming sometimes, and old corollas and ninja motocicles passing by, but out of the places I stayed (Cremorne, Gladesville, Burns Bay Rd in Lane Cove, Russel Lea) this is the place where I am not moving out from.
There are many massive pluses here -- cheap swimming pool, brand new library, many public schools including the Catholic one, and of course, who can deny that -- LANE COVE PLAZA, which is being fixed up now. This is the place people get together, kids play, and families generally spend their time.

Great for

  • Lane cove plaza, green playground
  • Library, pool, massive free parking
  • Coles/woolies within 100meters between

Not great for

  • No kmart/target/dept store
  • No train (its a pro' actually)
  • Expensive rent

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Great for young families with parents working in the city."

Close to major shopping hubs with it's own "village" atmosphere. Lots of young families moving in - great public and private primary schools. Good childcare options and pre-schools.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Suburb of Contrasts"

Lane Cove has every type of home imaginable: waterfront mansions with expensive boats moored on their private jetties, more modest and well maintained homes, high rise apartment buildings, retirement villas and low-cost flats from the 1960s.

The Lane Cove commercial centre has some very pleasant restaurants nestled between fast food outlets, and boutiques amongst thrift shops. Its central plaza is very popular with workers and families at lunch time and live entertainment on some evenings sees it popular during the summer months especially, at night.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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