Suburbs & maps

Gordon

Postcode: 2072

Population: 6,456

Area: 3.78 square kilometres

Map: Gordon map

Description: Located in the centre of Ku-ring-gai, Gordon is the seat of local government, as well as a transport and retail centre. It is dominated by the Gordon Centre, Gordon Train Station, Council Chambers and Gordon Library, which is located in the former Gordon Public School, constructed in 1878 in the Gothic Revival style. Gordon is also home to Eryldene, a historic house and garden, Tulkiyan, an Arts and Crafts style heritage house, and Gordon Golf Course.

Killara

Postcode: 2071

Population: 11,961

Area: 7.79 square kilometres

Map: Killara map

Description: 'Killara' is an Aboriginal word meaning 'permanent' or 'always there'. Major attractions include Swain Gardens and Seidler House. Killara is well-known for its excellent schools, including Killara Public SchoolBeaumont Road Public School and Killara High School, and also provides many examples of Federation and Californian Bungalow style houses.

Lindfield

Postcode: 2070

Population: 12521

Area: 7.51 square kilometres

Map: Lindfield map

Description: Bordered by Garigal National Park and Lane Cove National Park, Lindfield is well-known for its leafy outlook and architecture, from Federation-style houses to examples of Tudor Revival and Art Deco on the Pacific Highway. Lindfield Library is a short walk from the train station.

Pymble

Postcode: 2073

Population: 15,658

Area: 10.22 square kilometres

Map: Pymble map

Description: Pymble is named after early setttler Robert Pymble and was a major supplier of timber to the Sydney colony. Pymble contains several unique architectural examples, such as Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, the Walter Burley Griffin-designed house Coppins, and the Sacred Heart Presbytery. Pymble is known for its schools, including Pymble Ladies' College and Pymble Public School, and its nature reserves, especially Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve, which is one of the last remaining areas of Blue Gum High Forest. Pymble is also a recreation centre, with the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre and Bicentennial Park located in West Pymble.

Roseville

Postcode: 2069

Population: 8,574

Area: 4.24 square kilometres

Map: Roseville map

Description: Roseville is the southern-most suburb of Ku-ring-gai and is characterised by Federation-style houses and beautiful tree-lined streets, parks and gardens. Echo Point Park is a wonderful picnic spot overlooking Middle Harbour, which contains sections of endangered estuarine saltmarshKu-ring-gai Art Centre and Roseville Cinema are also popular destinations.

St Ives

Postcode: 2075

Population: 17,372

Area: 17.96 square kilometres

Map: St Ives map

Description: St Ives was first explored by Governor Arthur Phillip in 1788 on a scouting trip for farmland. Now it is one of Ku-ring-gai's largest commercial and recreation centres with a shopping villagelibraryvillage greenskate park and showground. Surrounded by national parkland, St Ives is a popular destination for bushwalkers. The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden also provides many walking tracks and education programs.

Turramurra/ Warrawee

Postcode: 2074

Population: 20,985

Area: 22.09 square kilometres

Map: Turramurra map

Description: Turramurra takes its name from the Aboriginal word for 'high hill'. Today, the Pacific Highway and Rohini Street shops are among Ku-ring-gai's busiest commercial centres, with the local librarycommunity hall and garden some of the most popular public facilities. North Turramurra is a great destination for sports enthusiasts, boasting a mountain bike park and golf course together with many parks and sportsgrounds.

Wahroonga

Postcode: 2076

Population: 14,331

Area: 11.97 square kilometres

Map: Wahroonga Warrawee map

Description: Wahroonga means 'our home' in the Aboriginal tongue, and was first settled by Thomas Hyndes in 1822, a convict who became a wealthy landowner. Like Roseville, Wahroonga is known for its beautiful streets and houses, often in the Federation style. Rose Seidler HouseWahroonga Park and the Sydney Adventist Hospital are all located in Wahroonga, as are several well-known private schools such as Knox Grammar and Abbotsleigh.

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