Ah Mosman, standing proud and affluent. If you have the privilege of living here, then you’re well acquainted with picturesque blend this suburb has to offer. As a visitor although across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it’s only a short trip away where you can discover more boutique shopping, local cafes, restaurants and delicatessens. The streets of Mosman are generally tree lined and single to double levelled dwellings. Natural bushland areas and foreshore parklands complement busy shopping strips and suburban neighbourhoods.
Although known to be home to corporate executives and professionals, my experience of Mosman is that it’s a place where you can keep to yourself and peacefully escape into your thoughts. Our theory is that residents are exhausted from their day and home is where you can unwind and enjoy parts of life outside of business development and EBITDA margins.
Setting aside clichés of 4WDs, you’ll find pricing at some spots on par with most other places in Sydney. Take Avenue Road Café’s menu which if you compare it dish by dish is reasonable for Sydney. Until tides change, the quiet residences of Mosman will remain surrounded by sunlit water and an ideal area for a private night out with your partner.
- A tranquil stroll along Balmoral beach.
- Monkey business at Taronga Zoo.
- Free scenic walk from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral and exploring Sydney Harbour National Park.
- Viewing spacious and historical houses as you pass.
- A safe neighbourhood populated by executives, young families and retirees.
- Clean and green vibe helps you relax.
- Yes, pricing can be high as you’ve undoubtedly seen in boutique stores but it’s naturally a reflection of a more prosperous suburb in Sydney.
- Plan your Taronga Zoo to Balmoral walk early if you want to secure free parking on Athol Wharf Road.
- Avoid driving to and from the city during peak hours, 7am – 9am and 5pm – 8pm on weekdays.
Snapshot of Features
Cafes and Tidbits
- An assortment of tasteful brunch options at Avenue Road Café, Chiosco by Ormeggio, Burnt Orange, Four Frogs Creperie, Fourth Village Providore, Ripples Chowder Bay, Bathers’ Pavilion and The Boathouse.
- For your caffeine needs visit Heirloom Espresso, Albion Lane Café, The Penny Royal and The Source Espresso.
- Gunners Barracks
- Ormeggio at The Spit
- Public Dining Room
- Grecian Blue
- The Boathouse
- Bistro Moncur Mosman
- Sushi Bar Yachiyo
- Ripples Chowder Bay
- Bathers’ Pavilion
- The Buena with vegetarian options
- Barrel Bar; stylishly established
- The Hunter
- Hotel Mosman
Sites and Activities
- Start your day walk at the Spit and stumble upon undiscovered beaches on the way.
- Climb like a monkey at Wild Ropes, Taronga Zoo and stay for a night safari.
- Brunch by Balmoral Beach.
- Organise a private dinner with your beloved.
- Bring your kayak along to Chinamans Beach.
Spread with grand historic houses with iconic views of Sydney Harbour. Schools and at atmosphere is excellent and reflected in the price.
As at the time of writing this, the average rent for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit / apartment is $800 and rises to $1,800 for an equivalent house.
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