LifestyleHeavenly on the inside and out, St Ives is suitably named with its abundance of greenery, serenity and lovely friendly community.
You have permission to slow down and go with the flow in salubrious St Ives. Once known for its apple orchards and timber felling industry, today this Upper North Shore haven is a treasured gem just 16kms out of the city.
If you’re a St Ives resident, it’s a prerequisite that you must love kids. The leafy streets, parks and shopping districts are always buzzing with children and their parents. Come the weekend, you can hear the passionate cheers of community sports and heartfelt laughter from the backyard BBQ’s, dancing through the air.
Mona Vale Road is the vein connecting St Ives to the glorious Northern Beaches, Macquarie Park and the call of the city under an hour away, it’ s main shopping hub The St Ives Shopping Centre is a hive of activity, where you can browse designer boutiques, receives some serious pampering, or slowly sip a latte in one of the many cafes.
There are plenty of schooling options available in this district; including St Ives Public School, Sydney Grammar Preparatory school, Brigidine College and Masada Collage.
On the first Sunday of every month, fresh organic fruits, vegetables and handicrafts tempt the locals at the St Ives Handmade Markets, whilst each Spring, the Ku-ring-gai wildflower garden, with its wonderful bush walking and picnicking spots comes into full bloom each Spring.
Just like its name suggests, St Ives with its natural beauty, abundance of space, and peaceful surrounds does appear to be blessed.
PeopleSt Ives is the perfect neighbourhood for families, professionals and mature couples. The locals are well established, family focused and appreciate the finer things in life. There are plenty of children, teenagers and grandparents all enjoying a neighbourhood with room to move and a quality lifestyle.
HomesLooking for a home where you can also have room for a pool, gardens and family activities? Then St Ives can more than suffice with its double-sized blocks and wide leafy streets.
Originally an area comprising of mostly 1960s weatherboard homes, today, the generous plots of land display premier period, Hamptons and Federation-style homes with spectacular contemporary updates.
Smaller apartment complexes are starting to spring up around the shopping centre, but for the most part, St Ives is a family-home zone
Transport> St Ives nearest train stations are Gordon and Pymble which have ample parking for commuters wishing to take the express trains to the CBD
> Forest Coachlines service the St Ives areas with buses to & from, St Ives, St Ives Chase, Killara, Lindfield, Roseville, Pymble, Macquarie Centre, up the Northern Beaches to Mona Vale & Wynyard
> 194 Express Bus to the city.
Schools> Primary Schools in the area include St Ives Primary School, St Ives Park Public School & St Ives North Public School
> St Ives is the only public high school in St Ives but is in high demand as it sees more that 90% of its students receiving an ATAR of over seventy or more each year
> Private schools include Sydney Grammar Prep School, Corpus Christi, Brigidine College & Masada College
Shopping/Restaurants> St Ives Shopping Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in the area and hosts over a hundred specialty stores, banks, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, medical practitioners plus Coles, Woolworths and Harris Farm Market.
> The retail strip along Mona Vale Road provides additional retail amenity with easy access. Other Large shopping facilities nearby include Westfield Hornsby and Macquire Centre.
> A popular with the locals is the Patterisons Patisserie , where you can indulge in french-inspired cakes, pastries, breads and savouries and delicious coffee
Recreational Facilities> One of Ku-ring-gai's largest sports facilities, St Ives Village Green is fully equipped with four baseball diamonds, four floodlit tennis courts (dual-marked for netball), a skate park and playground. This venue hosts a range of community events, including Festival on the Green, and is also a popular spot for family picnics, conveniently located right next to the shopping centre.
> St Ives Showground is Ku-ring-gai's largest sports and recreation venue with equestrian and dog training rings, soccer field, BMX riding facilities, BBQs and picnic tables. It plays host to numerous events throughout the year, from community markets to dressage competitions, and is also the venue for the annual St Ives Show.