Turramurra offers the ideal balance of convenience and lifestyle.
With its own train station, it’s within easy reach of the city and other commercial hubs whilst still boasting leafy streets and spacious family homes. Residents enjoy the cosmopolitan café culture of Turramurra’s village, as well as proximity to some of Sydney’s best schools, and plenty of tranquil bushland and green spaces on their doorstep.
Turramurra’s original inhabitants were from the Ku-ring-gai people, and were known as the Terramerregal. They were hunter gatherers who lived mainly to the East of the Lane Cove River.
Turramurra’s earliest colonial settlers cut timber and grew crops and fruit from the 1820s. The suburb was originally known as Eastern Road and was renamed Turramurra in 1890, not long after the railway was opened, after an Aboriginal word meaning ‘big hill’. The land was gradually subdivided and families began to move in. They were drawn by the space and clean air, as well as the convenient commute to the city – the same qualities prized by today’s Turramurra residents. Over the years, the area filled with the stately family homes that remain so sought-after today.
What the locals love about Turramurra
1. Great Lifestyle
Although the train station makes getting to the city and other commercial and retail hubs a breeze, Turramurra residents don’t need to leave the suburb to enjoy a fabulous lifestyle. They have a plethora of cafés, restaurants and lifestyle services right at their fingertips.
Locals rate Replay Espresso for a caffeine fix or bite to eat near the station, whilst French-Vietnamese café and bakery Pottery Green Bakers on Eastern Road is a local institution. Flour Shop on Princes Street opened in early 2020 and has quickly gained a reputation amongst locals for its buttery pastries and authentic sourdough. Kipling’s Garage Bar is a popular dinner spot housed in a converted 1920s mechanic’s workshop, serving up innovative tapas-style food and wine from its extensive cellar. And Gillian Adams offers the ultimate in salon and spa experiences in a landmark art deco building on the Pacific Highway.
2. Great Schools
Turramurra is particularly sought-after by parents with an eye on their children’s education. As well as having its own highly regarded state primary and high school within the suburb, Turramurra is located only minutes away from some of Sydney’s top independent schools, including Knox Grammar School, Abbotsleigh, Pymble Ladies College and Barker College. Selective opportunity classes at Waitara, Beecroft and Chatswood Primary Schools, along with top-ranked selective high schools at North Sydney, Normanhurst and Hornsby are also within easy reach, either by public transport or car.
3. Green Oasis
Turramurra’s elevated position means it receives more rainfall than much of Sydney, and this, combined with its fertile soil, means the suburb is gorgeously green. The streets are lined with trees, and Turramurra has more than 25 parks, reserves and playing fields. Families travel from far and wide to visit Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai National Park for a barbecue, spot of fishing or to go canoeing or kayaking. Sheldon Forest, nestled in a valley adjacent to Pymble, has numerous walking tracks weaving between its pockets of endangered turpentine forest and blue gums. Turramurra is home to tennis, netball and basketball courts, cricket and soccer fields and running tracks. There are plenty of playgrounds to keep young children entertained, including the newly opened Boyds Orchard Park on Allan Avenue.
Sales Market Update
2020 proved to be a strong year for Turramurra’s property market. The suburb’s December 2020 median house price is $2,282,500, which is up a huge 20.1% on the January 2020 median price. Units have also seen an increase in median price over the same period, with today’s $927,500 median up 5.7% on January 2020’s median of $877,500. Over the past five years, Turramurra houses have seen a compound growth rate of 4.5%, whilst units have gone up 1.8%.
Turramurra’s Top Sales
Turramurra’s top three real estate sales were completed by Chadwick’s Lynette Malcolm.
- 65 Ku-ring-gai Avenue – sold in January 2021, for almost $1m over the price guide.
- 31 Ku-ring-gai Avenue – sold in November 2020 for $10.125m, breaking the previous suburb record by $4m.
- 40 Ku-ring-gai Avenue – sold in June 2018 for $6m, equalling the suburb record at the time.
Rental Market Update
17% of Turramurra’s residents rent their home, with houses leasing for $950 per week, townhouses $875 and units $550. The January 2021 vacancy rate was on the tighter side at 1.64%, reflecting the suburb’s popularity. The median rental yield for houses in Turramurra is 2.21%, townhouses 2.84% and units 3.28%.
If you’re thinking of buying, selling or renting in Turramurra, contact our expert team today.