Artarmon is a quiet, leafy suburb on the Lower North Shore, punctuated with parks and divided by the Hornsby-City train line. Originally farmland due to its very fertile soil, the suburb was later cleared for residential and industrial use. The Eastern side of the train line and the retail shops form part of Willoughby Council’s conservation zone, with the original facades of the Federation and Californian bungalows gracing the tree lined streets. The Western side is more densely populated with residential apartments and townhouses, as well as the Industrial area from the Gore Hill Freeway to Pacific Highway. There is only one set of traffic lights to Sydney CBD by car, and an easy commute via train or buses along the Pacific Highway. The local village provides a variety of amenities, cafes, restaurants, gyms and small businesses. Residents love the sleepy “off the beaten track” nature of this suburb, despite neighbouring Chatswood.
The NSW Government is committed to delivering the Beaches Link, connecting the Lower North Shore with the Northern Beaches. More information on this project can be found here.