9.1 out of 10

Mosman

Ranked 84th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8301134408852 151.246893979024
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Stunning place to live."

Mosman is an amazing suburb which I have grown up in and where I am currently raising my 4 children. The neighbours are very friendly and helpful, the streets, park and beach are always kept spotless and the schools and childcare facilities are outstanding. Mosman is a great suburb to live in if you work in the CBD due to its close proximity. All in all there is a great community spirit and people are always there to help when you need it.
Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Very clean streets and parks
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
Cons
  • Housing prices are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 18, 2016

"Located only eight kilometres from the CBD, the hilly streets of Mosman are studded with premium properties. With coastline on three sides, opportunities for water glimpses (and more) are plentiful."

One of Sydneys grandest suburbs, Mosman is located just 8kms from the CBD over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Its a suburb many aspire to live in and once youre there, theres little real reason to leave, with plenty of shops along Military Road, stunning scenery and even the iconic Taronga Zoo to keep you amused. Balmoral Beach offers a more relaxed atmosphere, with parks, swimming and beachside cafes.

The baby boomers quite rightly had their eye on Mosman, and theyre not in a hurry to leave. Youre likely to meet mature folk who have left having children until later in life. Thats not to say that there arent plenty of younger folk frolicking on Balmoral beach or tacking their sailboat along Middle Harbour, but generally speaking theyre in the minority.

Its tempting to stay at home and get lost in the harbour view from your balcony, but at some point its important to leave the house. A walk through Mosman is an excellent workout due to the inevitable hill-climbing challenges. Theres a community bus for short trips and plenty of buses into the CBD; or the ferry if you prefer a water crossing. Small clumps of village shops include delicatessens, bakeries and specialty gift stores, while the major shopping precinct is located on Military Road. Theres an array of eateries, with a curious overrepresentation of Thai restaurants. In neighbouring Cremorne youll find a cinema which is popular with locals.

Taronga Zoo is set on some of Mosmans most enchanting real estate, with the giraffes enjoying a spectacular harbour view. Sydney Harbour National Park encloses the Eastern side of Mosman and is excellent for walks and picnics. Boat sports are popular and sailing, rowing and yacht clubs are found towards Spit Junction. Swimmers are spoilt for choice with plenty of beaches, an enclosed shark net swimming area with boardwalk at Balmoral Beach and a heated indoor 25m swimming pool at Mosman Swim Centre. There are several schools in Mosman including well-regarded public and private institutions.

Most commonly known for well-preserved Federation homes, Mosman also has state-of-the-art modern townhouses together with blocks of simple units. Many properties boast spectacular views, together with the unmistakable (and often welcome) breeze off the water.

Mosman is home to some of Australias most beautiful Federation houses. With beaches, parks and plenty of shopping, this suburb boasts one of Sydneys most coveted lifestyles. Encompassing Balmoral and Spit Junction and boasting beaches, several water sports clubs and the famous Taronga Zoo, Mosman is a truly unique suburb. The locals don't have to go far for everything they need, with shops, restaurants and more lined up along Military Road or studded along the coastline. The meandering hilly streets show off heritage-listed mansions alongside architecturally designed townhouses. Mosman has a home for each discerning buyer.
Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
  • House prices are representative of the lifestyle
  • surrounded by water
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 15, 2016

"Mosman is home to a vibrant collection of cafes, restaurants and galleries!"

Mosman is located on the Lower North Shore, just 7km from the CBD and is one of Sydneys most beautiful suburbs. Surrounded by Sydney Harbour and Middle Harbour it has magnificent views to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and city skyline. Residents have a wide choice of beaches including Chinamans Beach and Balmoral Beach with extensive bushland walks and the Sydney Harbour National Park.

Boasting a sophisticated shopping strip on Military Road, Mosman is home to a vibrant collection of cafes, restaurants and galleries. Its central location makes it easily accessible, commuters can travel by car, bus or ferry to work. Its also home to the Mosman Symphony Orchestra and Taronga Zoo, set on the stunning harbour foreshore at Bradleys Head.

The local government area includes Beauty Point, The Spit, Balmoral, Clifton Gardens, Georges Heights and Cremorne Point. Residential architecture comprises of grand waterfront properties, stylish homes and a wide choice of apartments, many with stunning views and vistas. Home to sailing clubs, marinas, sporting clubs, tennis courts and playgrounds, this diverse and cultured Sydney suburb offers something for everyone.

Local Dining
Middle Harbour Yacht Club 0.0km
Avenue Gourmet Pizza 0.2km
Il Perugino 0.4km
Da Calvino 0.5km
Thai Nine 0.5km
Rosso Cavallino 0.5km

Schools & Education
Mosman Church of England Prep School 0.26km
Mosman Public School 0.28km
Mosman High School 0.45km
Queenwood School - Junior Campus 0.57km
Middle Harbour Public School 0.96km
Queenwood School 1.11km

Sport & Recreation
Memory Park 0.47km
Rawson Park 0.47km
Sirius Cove Park 0.47km
Sirius Cove Reserve 0.47km
Sirius Park 0.47km
Mosman Oval 0.47km
Pros
  • Great surrounds for healthy outdoor living.
  • Boasts the beautiful Balmoral beach.
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
  • House prices are representative of the lifestyle
  • surrounded by water
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
Jul 13, 2016

"The Crown Jewel of the Lower North Shore"

Mosman is the quintessential harbour suburb with some of the most spectacular scenery in Sydney and a strong sense of history. It features four national parks, pristine beaches including Balmoral and Chinamans Beach and many historical sites such as the old military forts at Georges Heights. There are six highly-regarded primary and secondary schools in Mosman, a fantastic caf scene and of course the famous Taronga Zoo.
Pros
  • Proximity to CBD
  • Proximity to beach
  • Excellent primary and secondary schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 22, 2016

"Position perfect"

Mosman is a rare gem, not only is it visually superb and only 15 mins by bus or ferry to the city, you have the worlds most beautiful harbour as your playground. I recently hired a surf ski from The Spit, and we paddled around to Balmoral Beach for a coffee, swim and pleasant paddle back via Chinamans beach (itself a hidden treasure, where is everyone??). When it comes to running Mosman is the place to be, enjoy the beauty and challenge of the twisty tracks through Sydney Harbour National Park, Bradleys Head through to Chowder Bay, no pounding the boring pavement here! So much to offer on our doorstep, next month, I will share some culinary delights!
Pros
  • Boating and watercraft hire facilities at The Spit
  • Balmoral and Chinamans Beach
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
  • House prices are representative of the lifestyle
  • surrounded by water
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 04, 2016

"Mosman Life"

Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 12, 2016

"A great place to raise a family"

Mosman is where I grew up and holds many happy memories for me. It is a family friendly suburb that offers a myriad of outdoor parks, beaches and spots of natural beauty overlooking the harbours of Sydney. Mosman is safe, peaceful and a wonderful place to live for families. Good public and private schools are within the suburbs and surrounds. The city is a 10-15 minutes drive outside peak periods and there are excellent express buses and ferries servicing commuters. The streets of Mosman are generally tree lined and single to double leveled dwellings. Natural bushland areas and foreshore parklands complement busy shopping strips and suburban neighbourhoods.
Pros
  • surrounded by water
  • beautiful homes
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
  • House prices are representative of the lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 12, 2016

"Surrounded by water , truly a destination suburb close to the city with superb bushland, parks and beaches"

Mosman is where I grew up and holds many happy memories for me. It is a family friendly suburb that offers a myriad of outdoor parks, beaches and spots of natural beauty overlooking the harbours of Sydney. Mosman is safe, peaceful and a wonderful place to live for families. Good public and private schools are within the suburbs and surrounds. The city is a 10-15 minutes drive outside peak periods and there are excellent express buses and ferries servicing commuters. The streets of Mosman are generally tree lined and single to double leveled dwellings. Natural bushland areas and foreshore parklands complement busy shopping strips and suburban neighbourhoods.
Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
  • House prices are representative of the lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not all you'd think"

I grew up in Mosman for 20 years. Now I've moved back, it's not what it was. If you like wide streets with lots of leaves, then it's good. Romantic period houses are alluring. There's not much opportunity to practice your street art. Transport into the city is pretty convenient on the bus or ferry. Schools of course are good as well, but the private ones require you saw off your own leg to pay for the fees.

Unfortunately the suburb is much less friendly than 20 years ago. Because real estate here has become so expensive proportionate to the average income, there is a bit of a plague of swanning rich types. Should you wish to emulate, you'll need a fluffy pooch, designer sunnies, 4WD drive Audi and a massive blind spot!

It's hard to park at the shops, all to find out the people who are there are not super friendly. Then again, would you be smiling if you'd just paid $23 for a packet of biscuits? There aren't actually that many people around in the middle of a week day anyway. Off elsewhere paying the mortgage. Needless to say, child care centres are supposedly good. There are lots of nannies around as well - or live in helpers if you're lucky.

Poor old Military Road is a pollution hazard and traffic snarl. The parks and Balmoral Beach are good, except everyone is apparently too posh to pick up their own dog's sh*t so bring a big stick. First you can use it ward off wayward mutts too precious for a lead, then you can clean the muck off your shoe. It's pretty safe on the streets - statistically your house might be robbed for your jewelery but you're less likely to get mugged. Then again, there's not that many places to go at night time so that could explain it.

This gives you the basic idea! It's not all paradise in millionaire's row!
PS To be fair, I have found one good coffee shop - although technically it is in Cremorne,
Pros
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
Cons
  • Housing prices are expensive
Recommended for
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
JakeM
JakeM Couldn't agree more with your review, besides the 5 star bit of course (which I would only give to the scenic beauty of the suburb)
2yrs+
MichalJ
MichalJ Sally and Jake - what suburbs would you recommend nearby which is nice, close to the beach but not as snobby?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Mosman is blessed"

Beautiful Mosman is blessed with harbour beaches, spectacular bushland walks, sophisticated shopping, fine dining and excellent transport options. It is conveniently close to the city yet far enough away to be removed from the every day hustle and bustle of daily life. Buses and ferries allow for a quick CBD commute.
Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Very clean streets and parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Absolutely Everything"

Beaches, shopping, parkland, city transport, good restaurants, great village feel.
Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
  • House prices are representative of the lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach 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
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Not too many grannies"

Pros
  • House prices are representative of the lifestyle
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Amazing"

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Insiders eyes..."

Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
Cons
  • Housing prices are expensive
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Heaven"

Everybody wants to live here. Good schools, close to the CBD. Only problem is that not everyone can afford it.
Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
Cons
  • Housing prices are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
jimjames
jimjames So true!
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely place to live"

Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
Cons
  • Housing prices are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Pretty"

Love it. Great for family living
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful place to live"

A perfect suburb to raise a family. The people are friendly and descent and will always help you. School are of very high standards. Lots of thing to do in you spare to keep children amused, the park, the beach, the zoo and lots of sports and dance clubs to join.
Pros
  • Community Spirit and friendly neighbours
  • Excellent schools and childcare facilities.
  • Very clean streets and parks
Cons
  • Housing prices are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Elegant Mosman"

Mosman is an elitest suburb of Sydneys North Shore. The extravagant federation houses are amazing and have immense street appeal. Mosman transport is good with buses, ferries and more. Taronga Zoo and Balmoral are two main features of the area and worth checking out!
5/5 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Awsome suburb for young families."

For most people, particulalry young families, Mosman ticks all the boxes. The biggest hurdle is the cost - housing, food and lifestyle in Mosman are very expensive. My first stint in Mosman was when I was first married. At that time good public transport and proximity to the city (via Rangers and Kurraba Roads) was a major plus. Nightlife was a major negative. When I returned from overseas, with a family, I saw Mosman in a completely different light. An absolutely fantastic place to bring up children. Safe, beautiful, lots of beaches, parks and child friendly facilities, lots of excellent schools and close to the City. The Village area where I live is in my view the best because of its central location and hence convenience to shops, beaches and other facilities - mostly walking distance. Whilst the area certainly does attract singles and young couples the nightlife is notoriously absent - at least the Cafes are abundant and excellent and the number and quality of good restaurants is slowly increasing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great suburb"

Awesome place for 30,40 & 50 somethings if you can afford it...
Balmoral is lovely for a 30 minute walk, a day or for 50 years
Cafes and Restaurants are well worth frequenting
Getting to-from city is easy by ferry but even the drive isn't too bad
Negatives - Parking is hellish around the beach, and with the and Military Rd on weekends is a crawl.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Small beachside inner city suburb that is more like a coastal town - everyone knows your name!"

Great place to raise family, exclusive properties and close to the city and Northern Beaches
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Exclusive in parts, and not far from the CBD"

Lovely Mosman is about 8 kilometres to the north of Sydney's CBD. It is quite a varied suburb. There are some incredibly exclusive clifftop villas and great sea views. On the other hand, there are some pockets of very high density living, with apartment blocks and townhouses.

The area has a relaxed coastal feel, and has a number of beautiful beaches nearby such as Balmoral.

The region is quite a commercial hub, and the main shopping precinct is located on Military Road.

There are buses, trains and also ferries available to the CBD.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice convenient suburb"

Mosman is a suburb located to the north of Sydney next to Cremorne. On a day without traffic, Mosman is only a twenty to thirty minutes' bus ride into the city via Military Road. However, during peak hours, Military Road gets extremely congested and it is advisable to give yourself more travel time during those periods. Another way of getting to the city from Mosman will be via the Ferry.

Mosman is very densely populated due to its proximity to the harbour and the city. There are many residential units here and a handful of houses. People who live here are usually young working professionals. Mosman is also a a very convenient location with plenty of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, banks and furniture shops around the area. Prices here do tend to be more expensive as rental does cost more here as compared to the Western suburbs of Sydney.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Mosman

1

Spencer Rd

4.5/5
"Great community Spirit"
-33.8309207516 151.2371221875
2

Mosman St

4/5
-33.8367742237 151.2342398477

Unranked Streets in Mosman

"A slice of Tasmania in Mosman"
-33.83272 151.25672

Killarney St

3.5/5
-33.820105147 151.2437338107

Wudgong St

3.5/5
"quiet, convenient and family friendly"
-33.826 151.23705
"Quiet, residential cul de sac street bordering Sirius Cove and Taronga Zoo"
-33.840476 151.239671

Cowles Rd

2.5/5
"Close to shops, gym, supermarkets"
-33.83191 151.23697

Punch Ln

2.5/5
-33.82258 151.24464
"Clanalpine Street, Mosman, 2088"
-33.83747 151.23668

Martens Ln

2.5/5
"Best street in Mosman - great food/services (BEST DENTIST IN MOSMAN) and close to everything you need"
-33.8322560536 151.2452364523