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"Awesome suburb"

I moved to Hornsby recently from the neighbouring Castle Hill and Hornsby is its own little hub.

I have everything I need here. My local basketball club, HKBA, is a 10 minute drive away in Thornleigh, large Westfield's, 5 minute walk to the station and an hour or so to the Coast if I wish to get out of Sydney for the weekend.

What I like about Hornsby is the demographics of the Hornsby population. You have your professionals, young families, families, retireees, blue collar workers etc. The average age is 39.
Multiculturalism and the Aussie spirit is truly well and alive.

And as for the properties, there are some lovely quaint homes and stylish apartments with a price tag that is not (yet) out of reach.

Futhermore, I have friends and family along the Upper North Shore train line, Northern Suburbs and Hills Shire so it is convenient for me to get to them (within 15-30 minutes) and vice versa.

For families, reputable secondary schools are within close proximity: Barker College, Hornsby Girls (one of the top selective schools), Knox Grammar, Abbotsleigh, St Leo's, Loreto Normanhurst and Normanhurst Boys.

Nightlife: Not great, as it is suburbia, not inner city, although I'm a 10 min walk to the Blue Gum Hotel which pulls in a resonable crowd and serves good food.

Transport is good. I catch the train into town for work and have had good runs more often than not: 40 mins on average from Hornsby station to Town Hall on the 7:00 am train. The best train runs I've had thus far have taken 35 minutes station to station - a vast improvement from the 60 minute ride on the Hills Bus.

All in all, I'm really happy with living in Hornsby.


Great for

  • Surrounded by national park.
  • Close to everything!
  • Fresh air
  • Pick the right loction and its quiet and still easy walk to all shoping cetres and rail station.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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