Lane Cove is one of the Lower North Shore’s best known suburbs and is sought after for its family friendly vibe, leafy streets and huge range of local amenities. As a bonus, the large number of available properties make it a preferred choice for both short and long term renters looking for the perfect home.
Everything you need is on tap in Lane Cove – a library, public pool, gyms, boutiques, restaurants and a huge range of services from beauty to banking. Nearby retail hubs at Chatswood and the Macquarie Centre at North Ryde add an additional level of shopping convenience.
Lane Cove’s heart (and a central meeting spot for locals) is the pedestrian-only village shopping precinct between Longueville and Burns Bay Roads. A bustling farmers’ market is held further down Longueville Road every weekend in the grounds of Lane Cove Public School.
The Canopy is Lane Cove’s latest retail and lifestyle development. It has a village-green style park and children’s playground, a performance stage, cafes and restaurants, Coles and Aldi supermarkets and an underground car park with 500 car spaces.
To top off the suburb’s attractions, it’s only a short drive to Lane Cove National Park – a beautiful natural retreat which offers kilometres of walking tracks, kayaking, picnic and barbeque areas.
Lane Cove has a balance between larger freestanding homes and apartments set along the main thoroughfares and in quieter, leafy streets.
Both the volume and range of unit options for renters here are worth noting, with a mix of newer modern apartment buildings and well-maintained older-style ones.
Current average rents in Lane Cove are $950 pw for a three-bedroom house and $550 pw for a two-bedroom unit.
The absence of a train station means that bus and car are the main modes of transport in Lane Cove.
The distance to the CBD is less than 10km and, while there’s a heavy demand for buses, the services are frequent and will get you to the city with a minimum of fuss.
There are also bus services from Lane Cove to commercial hubs at North Sydney, Chatswood and Macquarie Park.
You’ll find a real blend of young and old residents in Lane Cove, with families, professionals and downsizers all calling the suburb home.
The suburb has become a family-friendly hotspot for obvious reasons including its public play areas, quality schools, ample childcare and having almost every other amenity within easy reach. The substantial parks and bushland make it a hugely pet-friendly area as well, with no shortage of places to walk your canine companions.
The suburb is in the public schools catchment for Lane Cove, Lane Cove West and Mowbray Public Schools. Independent and Catholic schools include Currambena Primary School, St Michael’s Catholic Primary School and St Ignatius’ College (Riverview).