What makes Normanhurst a great place to live?

Nestled in Sydney’s northern district, Normanhurst is a charming suburb that offers a unique blend of tranquility, community spirit and modern convenience. 

This suburb is home to its fair share of family-friendly homes and there are plenty of well-established properties. Locals describe it as being a best kept secret and a quiet suburb that’s close to everything – which, for busy families in particular, sounds ideal. 

Here’s why Normanhurst stands out as a great place to call home:

A convenient location for work and leisure

Normanhurst is ideally located in Sydney’s Northern Districts, between Wahroonga, Hornsby and Thornleigh, and is a convenient base where you can easily jump on the freeway and quickly reach other parts of the city. Head north to the open spaces of Berowra Waters, the Central Coast or Newcastle. It’s also easy to join roadways taking you towards Parramatta, Sydney’s southern suburbs or the Blue Mountains.

The local train station is a big drawcard for Normanhurst, taking commuters north to Hornsby or to the Sydney CBD via Strathfield in under an hour.  

Locals appreciate Normanhurst because it’s not a major hub, but they are only a few minutes away from Westfield Shopping Centre at Hornsby, local clubs in Pennant Hills and the Sydney Adventist Hospital, aka the SAN. 

Quality education

One of the standout features of Normanhurst and a factor that keeps it popular with buyers is its access to quality schools. 

Normanhurst Boys High School, a highly regarded institution, is located within the suburb and offers excellent educational opportunities. Loreto is the well-known Catholic girls’ school, which offers boarding facilities, and there are other reputable public schools in the area as well. Many families move to the area to join the local catchment and enrol their children in one of these facilities, as they are among the top-ranked in NSW. 

Real estate opportunities in Normanhurst

Normanhurst is a well-established suburb, with an average age that skews slightly older (40 - 59). 

The real estate market has shown impressive growth over the past year, making it an attractive option for both investors and homebuyers. According to recent data, the suburb has experienced significant property value appreciation over recent years, which reflects its desirability and potential for further growth. Here are some figures: 

The current median price is $1.95 million, up more than 11 per cent over the last twelve months. Units are selling for an average of $1.235 million and have risen ten percent in value since May/June 2023. We’re seeing some downsizers sell their family homes and move to units, as well as more families choosing to live in apartments, which accounts for some of this increased value. 

Search for property for sale in Normanhurst and you’ll find freestanding, two-storey brick homes with outdoor areas and off-street parking. The places that sell for top dollar are beautifully presented, family friendly and close to schools as well as the train station. Right now, availability is limited so many residences are selling at auction, with campaigns lasting around six weeks and delivering fantastic results when the hammer falls. 

There is not an abundance of apartments or townhouses in Normanhurst but these are still an option and are very popular with buyers who want to get into or stay in the area. 

Community and lifestyle

Normanhurst boasts a strong sense of community, with residents saying they enjoy a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The suburb is characterised by leafy streets, well-maintained parks and a range of local activities that foster a close-knit neighborhood vibe. The local council, Hornsby Shire Council, plays an active role in organising events and maintaining public spaces, ensuring that Normanhurst remains a vibrant and enjoyable place to live.

Entertainment and dining out

Normanhurst has a small selection of venues on Denman Road including Wooden Mill and Young’s Gourmet Pizza. Locals who enjoy eating out travel to nearby Hornsby and other upper north shore suburbs on nights out. 

Locals describe Normanhurst as having “perfect positioning” and being a “great place for families”. There’s so much to enjoy in this ‘bijou’ Sydney suburb. Reach out to our team if you would like some more information. 


Want to know more about living in Normanhurst or selling your home here for an excellent price? Reach out to Karen at Page&Co today.


Karen Page
Friendly, caring and attentive, Karen Page is a customer focused professional with a genuine passion for helping people transition through the different stages of their life.