8.1 out of 10

Lane Cove

Ranked 259th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.81491 151.15846
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 19, 2016

""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.
Pros
  • coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • lane cove plaza, green playground
  • library, pool, massive free parking
  • Nice Apartments
  • Designer Label Shopping Options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 15, 2016

"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.
Pros
  • 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
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • lane cove plaza, green playground
  • library, pool, massive free parking
  • Nice Apartments
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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!
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • no train (its a pro' actually)
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
PhilliG
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
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • The Best Pizza in Sydney - Via Napoli
  • coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • lane cove plaza, green playground
  • library, pool, massive free parking
  • Nice Apartments
Cons
  • no train (its a pro' actually)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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)
Pros
  • coles/woolies within 100meters between
  • lane cove plaza, green playground
  • library, pool, massive free parking
Cons
  • expensive rent
  • no kmart/target/dept store
  • no train (its a pro' actually)
Yok
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 :(
2yrs+
NeilS1
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'.
Jan 21, 2016
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • lane cove plaza, green playground
  • library, pool, massive free parking
  • coles/woolies within 100meters between
Cons
  • no kmart/target/dept store
  • no train (its a pro' actually)
  • expensive rent
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Lane Cove

"The Junior School"
-33.818134 151.1587145
"A leafy, varied street with plenty to offer"
-33.8147127127 151.1536162948

Cope Street

4.5/5
"A great location and really goog value for money."
-33.8186912979 151.1527420305

Howell Ave

4.5/5
"Great street for kids"
-33.815914826 151.1600639933
"Off To College"
-33.8148219957 151.16644339
"A suburb of contrasts"
-33.8177760525 151.1577280686

Stevenson St

2.5/5
"Roller Coaster Ride"
-33.8247701662 151.174926485