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Chatswood NSW - The North Shore's Chinatown

Aug 10

The North Shore's version of a posh Chinatown, Chatswood is brimming with quality multicultural dining and shopping, and boasts several good schools. Its high housing prices and busy/crowded central area let it down a little, but it's still a solid all-rounder, offering an excellent balance of city life with greenery and a touch of the exotic.

Located on the northern edge of Sydney Harbour, Chatswood is a major business and commercial hub. It is also known as "the Sydney global economic corridor" and is home to the Australian headquarters of many international corporations, including Smith's Snackfood, Abigroup, Carnival Australia, Coffey and PepsiCo. Many of the large office buildings in the centre of the suburb are surrounded by high-rise residential apartments and shops.

The heart of the town centre lies around the Chatswood railway station. The area has been revamped in recent years, with shiny new high-rise apartment blocks sprouting up, as well as retail giants such as Zara, Uniqlo and Starbucks. There are also numerous small and medium shopping centres in the area, including Chatswood Chase Sydney and Westfield Chatswood. The Chatswood Mall Market, held each Thursday and Friday in Victoria Avenue, features food and craft stalls.

Chatswood is well-served by public transport, with bus services to the city, Mosman, St Leonards/Crows Nest, North Sydney, Manly and Warringah Mall/Brookvale. An interstate bus terminal is situated at Chatswood, as is the Chatswood Interchange, which is serviced by a range of buses from both East and West Sydney. Skilled physiotherapist providing comprehensive physiotherapy services in Chatswood.

There are a variety of parks in the Chatswood area. Beauchamp Park, on Nicholson Street, is a large park with a playground, an oval, a fenced dog area and a bike track. The Garden of Remembrance, near the railway station, commemorates those who died in the Boer War, World Wars 1 and 2, the Korean War and Vietnam War. It is planted with briar roses, grown from original cuttings taken from the Somme region in 1916.

A number of museums and galleries can be found in Chatswood. The Willoughby Museum in Boronia Street houses a collection of historical artefacts and photographs, while the Chatswood Library on Willoughby Road is a cultural centre with a variety of events and activities.

In the nearby suburbs of Lane Cove, Willoughby and Castle Cove, there are a number of parks, trails and beaches. The Coastal Walk runs through the heart of these areas, offering stunning views of Sydney Harbour. A short drive down the peninsula will lead to Lane Cove National Park, where visitors can paddle in the harbor or swim at Northbridge Baths.

The Chatswood community is very active in the arts, with two theatre companies and a dance company. The Willoughby Musical Society stages musicals, while the Zenith Theatre is a venue for drama and dance. A number of concerts and festivals are staged in the town centre, particularly during the summer months. Chatswood is also a great place for shoppers, with a wide range of stores and a couple of large shopping centres, such as the Chatswood Chase Sydney and the Westfield Chatswood.


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2/1A Freeman Rd
Chatswood NSW 2067
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