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Thinking of buying or renting in Mount Kuring-gai?

By Courtenay Morrison

Have you considered making a move to the Upper North Shore? With wide leafy streets, abundant bushland views and easy access to the Sydney CBD, discover what it’s like to live and play in Mount Kuring-gai.

Step back in time

Located 31 kilometres north-west of the CBD, Mount Kuring-gai is an established suburb situated in the Hornsby Shire. The term ‘Kuring-gai’ is an Anglicised variation from the Guringai people, translated from the Aboriginal term meaning hunting ground of the men’.

The area saw its first railway station opened in October 1901, with its current station constructed a few years later in 1909. The suburb’s original name ‘Kuring-gai’ was expanded to its current title ‘Mount Kuring-gai’ in 1904.

A welcoming village atmosphere

Nestled just 7km north of Hornsby, Mount Kuring-gai is ideal for those seeking a friendly, close-knit community. The suburb is mainly comprised of families with young children and older residents, making it one of the quietest and most serene spots in the Upper North Shore.

Mount Kuring-gai locals enjoy the tranquillity of the Australian bushland, with minimal traffic and a safe community. The suburb is perfect for those looking to settle down and raise a family, while still enjoying easy access to the city by car or public transport.

With everything on your doorstep

In Mount Kuring-gai, residents are moments away from all conveniences, just 10 minutes from the thriving Hornsby mall and a short 40-minute train trip the Sydney CBD.

Divided in half by the Pacific Highway, Main Northern railway line and F3 Sydney to Newcastle freeway, Mount Kuring-gai has all the essential amenities right at easy access. The eastern side offer a fantastic primary school, community hall and sports oval, along with a specialty shopping centre and train station located across the road bridge.

One of the biggest draw cards for residents is Mount Kuring-gai’s respected local schools. The Mount Kuring-gai Primary School allows children to learn in a supportive, community-focused environment, while the local high schools offer a unique arts-focused education program to empower and enrich the leaders of tomorrow.

Surrounded by natural beauty

Bordered by the Kuring-gai Chase National Park and the Berowra Valley Regional Park, Mount Kuring-gai is renowned for its spectacular walking tracks.

Across the weekends, both residents and visitors alike flock to these bushland areas for a day of exploring the native flora and fauna. Many families bring along picnics and head to the river foreshore for a relaxing day outdoors.

Located in such a clean and green suburb means residents in Mount Kuring-gai are welcomed with private bushland views. This lush backdrop is an enviable part of the Mount Kuring-gai lifestyle, with such pristine untouched beauty rare to find in a suburban area.

The benefits of stability

Mount Kuring-gai’s residents are overwhelmingly home owners, with the realestate.com.au* revealing the median price for homes is currently $1,045,050 (as of January 2018).

Residents are deeply loyal to the suburb, with a stable population seeing families reside in the suburb long term. This peaceful, small-town lifestyle is incredibly rare to find in a Sydney suburb, seeing Mount Kuring-gai’s property prices rise as more home buyers discover this desirable Upper North Shore suburb.

*https://www.realestate.com.au/neighbourhoods/mount%20kuring-gai-2080-nsw

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