Where the city meets the bush. St Ives and the adjoining suburb of St Ives Chase are superbly positioned for the active family. In under 30 minutes you can be in the Sydney CBD, at the beach, on the motorway north, in a national park, or shopping up a storm in Chatswood, Hornsby or Macquarie Park. Adding to the appeal is its relative affordability compared to the rest of the Upper North Shore, meaning you can enjoy the same enviable lifestyle without the pricetag.

Property in St Ives, like much of the Upper North Shore, consists primarily of detached homes, many of which are still in the hands of their first owners, and it’s easy to see why. Most of the streets are tree-lined and peaceful, with only two main arterial roads travelling through the suburb. Buses provide convenient access to other parts of the North Shore, including Pymble and Gordon train stations.

A wide variety of recreational activities are on your doorstep in St Ives. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – Australia’s second oldest – borders the suburb to the north, Mona Vale Road provides quick access to the beautiful Northern Beaches, and there are a number of golf and bowling clubs in the area. The St Ives shopping village is charming and community-oriented and offers all the essentials.

Education is a strong point of the suburb, with Brigidine College, St Ives Primary School and St Ives North Public School both being very well-regarded. Pymble Ladies College and Knox Grammar School are also easily accessible by car or public transport.