Wahroonga + Kirribilli + Bronte Property Report Cards

Wahroonga is a leafy suburb located on the Upper North Shore of Sydney. It’s known for its large houses, tree-lined streets, and overall peaceful atmosphere. The area is popular with families due to its good schools, parks, and relatively low crime rates. It’s also well-connected to the city via train services.

Bronte, on the other hand, is a coastal suburb situated in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. It’s famous for its beach, Bronte Beach, which is a popular spot for surfing, swimming, and picnics. The area has a more laid-back, beachy vibe compared to Wahroonga and is popular among young professionals and families who enjoy a beach lifestyle. Bronte also has a range of cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops.

Kirribilli is a harbourside suburb located on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. It’s known for its stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline. Kirribilli is a mix of residential and commercial areas, with a range of dining options, parks, and recreational activities. It’s a vibrant and bustling area, especially during weekends.

Each suburb has its own unique charm and appeals to different preferences and lifestyles. We look at how these popular suburbs have performed over the last 12 months and the top unit and home sales for April 2024.

Wahroonga Property

Wahroonga Top House Sale in April

CoreLogic reported 21 houses sold in Wahroonga in April. Featured below is Wahroonga’s top home sale for April 2024.

50 Bundarra Avenue, Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Sale Price: Not disclosed
Sold By: Lynette Malcolm Di Jones Wahroonga

Wahroonga Unit Report Card

Wahroonga Top Unit Sale in April

There were 11 unit sales for the month of April 2024 and we feature the top sale below.

2/69 Boundary Road Wahroonga NSW 2076
Sale Price: Not disclosed
Sold By: James Sutton – McGrath

Five Fun Facts About Wahroonga

1. This suburb falls across two councils – Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby

2. The name “Wahroonga” is believed to come from an Aboriginal word meaning “our home” or “a very big hill. It was previously called Pearces Corner after Aaron Pierce, a timber-getter who built a slab hut on land purchased in the area in 1835.

3. The first Europeans to work and live in the area were lumberjacks. One of the first industries in Wahroonga was timber-getting then orchards were established later.

4.  Wahroonga is part of Sydney’s first purely suburban railway, the North Shore Line, which opened in 1890. This made it possible to commute by train and ferry to the city and led to Wahroonga’s residential development, with orchardists selling off large parcels of land on which many mansions were built.

5. Wahroonga boasts many historic properties, some of which were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wahroonga’s urban settlement took two forms – grand mansions and big Federation houses and then conversely small, mainly weatherboard, cottages. The large houses were owned by wealthy businessmen and professionals, while the cottages were for the people who serviced these houses (providing fresh produce, milk and bread, or working as gardeners, cleaners and railway workers). Very few of these cottages have survived.

If you are looking to buy in Wahroonga or on the North Shore contact Bernadette Brennan, Principal and Senior Buyers’ Agent at Premier Home Finders or Wendy Zhang Buyers Agent Mid & Upper North Shore.

Kirribilli Property

Kirribilli Top Home Sales

There were 7 houses that were recorded as sold in April 2024 and we feature the top sale below.

27A Elamang Avenue, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Sale Price: Not disclosed
Sold By: David Gillian -Ray White

Kirribilli Top Unit Sale

In the month of April, very few apartments sold and sales were down from the five apartments that sold in March. Over the last 12 months, new listings have reportedly dropped by 43.1% making property stock levels very tight. The top unit sale is featured below.

16/78 Upper Pitt Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Sale Price: Not disclosed
Sold By: Nigel Mukhi – Di Jones

5 Fun Facts About Kirribilli

1. Kirribilli is derived from an Aboriginal word Kiarabilli, which means ‘good fishing spot’

2. The suburb contains Kirribilli House (the official Sydney residence of the Prime Minister of Australia) and Admiralty House (the official Sydney residence of the Governor-General of Australia)

3. The suburb is largely comprised of units representing 86.8% of all dwellings

4. Kirribilli is accessible by bus, train and ferry making it attractive for commuters and tourists

5. Population of 3629 and the average age is 44

Bronte Property

Bronte Top Home Sale March 2024

There were 7 home sales in Bronte in April 2024. We share the top home sale below.

165 MacPherson Street, Bronte, NSW 2024
Sale Price: Not disclosed
Sold By: Nicholas Wise – Sotheby’s

Bronte Top Unit Sale March 2024

3/380 Bronte Road, Bronte, NSW 2024
Sale Price: Not disclosed
Sold By: Cristian De Nigris – Ray White Eastern Beaches

Five Fun Facts About Bronte

1. Bronte lays claims to having the oldest surf-lifesaving club in the world (1903)

2. Contrary to popular belief, the beach is named after Lord Nelson, who doubled as the Duke of Bronte 

3. Before resumption, the beach, being private property, was not available to the public.

4. Ten years ago the median home value was $2.05m now in 2024 it’s $5.37m

5. Bronte’s population is 7,166 and the average age is 38

Contact Jillian Cook who is our expert buyers’ agent and Eastern Suburbs resident, for more information about buying in Double Bay and surrounding Suburbs.

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  • Feature Image: 27A Elamang Avenue, Kirribilli, NSW 2061 which sold in April 2024 with David Gillian of Ray White
  • Property Images: Realestate.com