Roseville is a quiet, leafy suburb on the boundary between Sydney’s Lower and Upper North Shore, and is part of the municipality of Ku-ring-gai. Roseville is located approximately 13 kilometres north of Sydney’s CBD, and is bordered by Roseville Chase, Chatswood, Castle Cove and Lindfield. The Roseville Bridge also connects traffic through to Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
With an historic train station at the centre of the suburb, Roseville has a diverse range of cafes, restaurants and shops surrounding the station as well as the art deco Roseville cinema (notable for its showing of indie and cult classic movies). The suburb is full of little parks and tree lined streets, with a mix of Federation and Californian bungalow post war housing and more modern properties on generous block sizes, so is a popular area for established families.
Roseville was first settled from Lane Cove River and Middle Harbour, where settlers began farming the land adjacent to the water, and later expanded into fruit orchards throughout the area. The name Roseville was derived from Richard Archibold’s son-in-law’s stone cottage called Rose villa, which was demolished to make way for the North Shore railway line.
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.
The houses positioned closer to the railway station are typically of Federation and Californian bungalow styles, with the outer parts of the suburb developed in the 1940s and 1950s in less ornate styles, many of which have since been knocked down to create more modern, grand homes. Given its proximity to Chatswood and the CBD, some of the suburbs largest blocks and those along the busier arterial roads have been rezoned to redevelop into apartment blocks, bringing a new demographic to the once “sleepy” suburb.
Health, Education and Schooling
Roseville is located within a 15-minute drive to Royal North Shore, North Shore Private and the Mater hospitals in St Leonards and Crows Nest.
There are two schools in Roseville; Roseville Public School for primary (Public), and Roseville College for high school (Private). Given the train station and bus routes, many families send their kids to public and private primary/high schools along the train line, including Chatswood High School, Willoughby Girls High School, Ravenswood, PLC, Abbotsleigh, Knox, Barker, North Sydney Boys, to name a few.
Public transport is via train and bus routes, which run frequently in all directions.