9.0 out of 10

St Ives

Ranked 106th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7279268313929 151.173491617366
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Simply a fantastic place to raise a family"

Fantastic access to great public and private primary and high schools is a big drawcard for St Ives. Plus it's less than 20km to the coast and less than 20km to the cbd. Large block sizes, friendly families, excellent sports clubs, great shopping village with Witchery, Bed, Bath & Table and Sportscraft as well as Woolworths and speciality shops. Tennis courts, bmx track, bush walks, wild flower gardens, golf club, skate park. Easy access to Chatswood and Hornsby for shopping/medical resources.
Pros
  • Best Schools
  • Wild animals, birds and bush
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"We love St Ives"

Where we live in St Ives is quiet and tranquil - we have considerate neighbours who share a love of the bush and nature. It is only 15 minutes drive to Chatswood, Macquarie University and easy access to Gordon Station by car/bus. Schools are amazing, especially St Ives Public School (our child went to SIPS and St Ives North). Great community spirit, multicultural and a number of good restaurants close by.
Pros
  • Quiet and tranquility
  • Wild animals, birds and bush
  • Multicultural
  • Best Houses
  • Best Schools
Cons
  • Hectic shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
DeeM2
DeeM2 Hi what are the schools like more info please / how many classes per year etc ? Shopping centre hectic ? Many playground pre schools around ? Thanks =)
2yrs+
Movedaroundalot
Movedaroundalot Hi DeeM2,
The three public primary schools are all quite different but all great. They all achieve well academically and in sports, and give a well rounded education with plenty of opportunities. St Ives North has the highest number of classes per year and St Ives Park has the fewest - one or two classes per year. St Ives Park has the biggest grounds including an eco garden with chickens and vegetables, and nice community feel. Due to lower numbers, individuality is acknowledged and celebrated, and children have good access to opportunities. St Ives North has gifted and talented classes (accessible through testing). It is conveniently located for families on that side of St Ives. St Ives Public has good dance groups and band and is next to the high school, which is convenient but also bad for parking and traffic. There are decent preschools near all three primary schools. I suggest definitely visit each school and get a feel for them yourself, if you can.
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best Suburb in Sydney"

Where else can find some of the best Schools, big properties, best Cafe's and the best people. There is also lots of job opportunities close by. So it is everything a family should need.
Pros
  • Best Schools
  • Best Houses
  • Best Food from Max Brener to Nandos
Cons
  • Lots of Old people
  • Units going up
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Just love S'nives."

St Ives is a gorgeous Town, people are polite and friendly but of course you only get what you give, so I suppose there are always those with attitude; those that are never happy unless they complain about something. If you live here you soon discover the great community feeling and the wonderful activities that you can involve yourself in.
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  • Singles
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  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"Very friendly leafy neigbourhood"

I moved from the east to St Ives, the people here are so friendly and warm. I love the space I have and the feeling that comes with having space. This is a great suburb, we're close to the beach (15 minutes away) and close to the national park. St Ives has some of the best schools, both public and private.
2/5
2yrs+

"Not what it used to be"

This was a leafy family suburb of Sydney nothing special but quite and safe. Can't believe how it has changed with ugly boxes of home units springing up everywhere. No wonder so many are leaving Sydney in droves.
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The St. Ives Escape."

St. Ives is an affluent, versatile, North Shore suburb appealing to all ages. It is close to Gordon and Killara railway stations, which is excellent for students at the private schools from Milson's Point to Wahroonga. Via a scenic drive, the Gordon Centre is near by. Travelling along tree lined Mona Vale Road, Warriewood Centro and Northern Beaches are 15 mins away. Travel to the CBD is within 25 mins. No tolls! No tunnels! For lovers of wildlife, there is a fantastic variety of native birds and possums, which make good little friends, and introduce children to the love, enjoyment and value of wlidlife conservation.Driving back to St. Ives after work, the day's cares fade away, with North Shore standard time taking over. For peace of mind, this is, without doubt, the place to be.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best area in Sydney for families"

Close to the city with rural atmosphere and close to the beach also. Trains not too far away and a range of shopping centres within 20mins drive.
Most people are friendly. Moved away for a few years and decided to move back.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Awesome place"

Love it
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Love the size of properties here"

Situated 16 Kilometres from the Upper North Shore of Sydney. An afluent suburb with large properties. Very quiet, yet close to it all.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+
3/5
2yrs+

"A Big Suburb"

St Ives sprawls over the area between Pymble, Kuringai National Park, and Warrawee, and as such has a variety of land uses. The homes here are generally large, on big blocks, with well maintained gardens. There are a lot of townhouses and over 55s type units being constructed in the area, acknowledging the aging population of the residents. Its proximity to the bush make it appealing to nature lovers, and its shopping centre is well patronised.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in St Ives

"Very quiet and peacefule, bush setting with views of valley from most houses"
-33.71998 151.18188

Stanley St

3.5/5
"Go to Pattisons - it is so worth it"
-33.73009 151.16332
"Pretty Nice Street"
-33.7398606696 151.1617988614

Lincoln Road

4.5/5
-33.72413 151.16267
"Classy tree-lined, peaceful lifestyle with all amenities"
-33.7201897248 151.1622769746