Suburb Profile: Mosman NSW

December 26, 2021
Mosman suburb guide

With cosmopolitan cafes, chic boutiques, stunning beaches, beautiful federation houses and the largest population of exotic animals in New South Wales, Mosman is one of Sydney’s most prestigious and sought after suburbs.

The affluent suburb has been rising in sales. Its median house price is almost ten times the national average, outstripping every other suburb in the country.

An ideal location, Mosman is only eight kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, yet is quieter than the eastern suburbs. It boasts stunning harbour views, has good transport links and is just a jump away from the northern beaches.

If you’re looking to buy a house, invest or rent in Mosman, here’s what you need to know.

General Summary of Mosman:

City & StateMosman NSW
Postcode2088
Location8 km North of Sydney CBD
Area3.8km2
Population8,262 (2016)

Mosman Real Estate Trends:

Median Property PriceAverage Weekly RentVacancy RateAverage Rental YieldRenters vs Owners
$4,902,000$1,8003.4%2.1%41%
*past data correct as of January 2022

Top things to do in Mosman

1. Pay a visit to Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s most popular attractions. Overlooking beautiful Sydney Harbour, the zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, some of whom you could argue have the best views in the country.

mosman_taronga-zoo

2. Cool down at beautiful Balmoral Beach

Mosman contains the urban locality of Balmoral beach, the perfect spot for a dip, a stroll along the waterfront or a picnic on the beach. If you’re more into fitness, a run up the infamously steep hills leading down to the beach is sure to test you!

Head there early to grab breakfast on the water at the incredibly popular Boathouse café.

mosman_balmoral-beach

3. Enjoy fresh produce and a touch of Italy at Fourth Village Providore

Popular with locals and visitors alike, Fourth Village Providore is a foodie’s dream and a must-do in Mosman village. Providing a European market atmosphere, there is a restaurant, café and gelataria at one end and a traditional providores at the other end, selling everything from fresh produce, Italian pastries, flowers, quality meats, breads and fine cheeses.

mosman_balmoral-boathouse
Source: Good Food

Places to eat in Mosman

Mosman has a range of eateries to suit every taste and budget and coffee lovers will never be short of choice, with quality cafes lining Military Road and its surrounds. Among other cuisines there is Thai, Indian, traditional Australian, gourmet pizza, burgers, health food, gelato and classic pub food. Try Avenue Road Café, Café Mosman, The Penny Royal, Balmoral Boatshed, Mosman Hotel or the acclaimed Bathers Pavillion.

mosman_the-penny-royal
Source: Airbnb

Transport in Mosman

There are good public transport links into the city, the Northern Beaches and along Sydney’s lower north shore, with regular buses from Military road. There is also a ferry from Mosman Bay directly into Circular Quay.

Hospitals and healthcare in Mosman

There are a range of healthcare options available including Mosman Private Hospital, The Mosman Practice and Mosman Medical Centre, and several pharmacies and specialists.

Education and childcare in Mosman

There are a number of childcare centres including Mosman Kids Club, Giraffe Child Care and Shadfirth Cottage, as well as several schools including Mosman Public School. For those a bit older there is also a community college.

Shopping in Mosman

Along Military Road you will find a range of designer boutiques, chain stores including Country Road and Witchery, banks, bookstores, bakeries, newsagents, beauticians, patisseries and specialty food stores, while Bridgepoint Shopping Centre provides for your grocery needs.

The Mosman Market is on the first Saturday of every month and features art and craft stalls, gourmet food and live entertainment.

mosman_avenue-road-shopping
Source: Airbnb

Sports and recreation in Mosman

Popular sites include Mosman Swim Centre, Fitness First, Anytime Fitness, yoga studios, scouts centres and the Alan Border Oval. For those who like to get active outdoors there are frequent bootcamps at Balmoral Beach.

There are several beaches for recreational purposes including Chinaman’s Beach, Balmoral Beach and Taylors Beach.

Entertainment in Mosman

Hotel Mosman, Mosman Returned Services Club, Buena Vista Hotel.

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