Balgowlah Heights

Balgowlah Heights is a highly desirable place to call home, bordered to the south-east by the scenic natural beauty of Sydney Harbour National Park which hugs the coastline along Dobroyd Head.

A number of walking tracks such as the Manly Scenic Walkway meander through this unspoilt bushland, passing Aboriginal rock engravings and various lookouts from where you can enjoy sensational harbour views. Arabanoo Lookout was named in honour of the first Aboriginal to live among European settlers. It's a great spot for whale watching and gazing out to North and South Head. Reef Beach and Washaway Beach are both wonderful places to stop for lunch and have a dip to cool off as you explore these tracks.

Balgowlah Heights also has plenty of green open space including Tania Park, an expansive dog-friendly reserve featuring a playground and sporting facilities. For tennis enthusiasts there are courts at Bareena Park, while Balgowlah Bowling Club offers up great food and events with a killer view. Golf lovers can play a round at Balgowlah Golf Club.

A salubrious address prized by families, properties here are almost exclusively freestanding homes on substantial blocks, most renovated to luxury standards. Many enjoy harbour vistas thanks to the suburb's elevated vantage point on a ridge 80m above the water.

Even the local shops reflect the aspirational nature of Balgowlah Heights. In addition to the IGA, post office and pharmacy there's a gourmet deli, a gorgeous florist and homewares store and a butcher specialising in free range meat. A couple of cafes and takeaways are also dotted throughout its residential streets. However, for some more serious retail therapy, neighbouring Balgowlah is home to Stockland Balgowlah Shopping Centre where you'll find fashion, food, supermarkets and specialty stores. You're also just a short drive from Manly, which offers countless attractions including world-class surf breaks, unique shops and a bustling culinary and entertainment scene, with countless cafes, restaurants, small bars and micro-breweries.

Local schools and childcare centres are abundant which reflects the family orientation of the area. They include Balgowlah Heights Public School, Seaforth Public School, St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School, Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus, Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus, and Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus.

You can hop on a local bus down to the Manly ferry, which then takes you on a scenic journey across the harbour to the city, with buses also taking you up to Sydney Road where you can change for a city bus. Balgowlah Heights is on one of the routes of Manly Council's free Hop-Skip-Jump bus services within the Manly area.

Guildea Real Estate Agents have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to both sales and property management in Balgowlah Heights, so feel free to ask us what we love most about the area.