Allambie Heights, NSW

Geography:

Allambie Heights is a Northern beaches suburb just 17km away from the Sydney’s CBD. It’s is bordered by Manly and Beacon hill and boasts gorgeous features like Manly Dam and Curl Curl creek.

The area’s main road, Allambie road, runs through the suburb center and links to Warringah road (A38) on the Western side and Pittwater road (A8) on the eastern side. The area itself is everything you’d expect from a Northern Beaches suburb, but has a more relaxed and friendly feel than many of its neighbours. The area has found favour with many young families and is a great place to get a foot in the door of Northern Beaches’ real-estate.

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History:

The name Allambie comes from an Aboriginal word that means “peaceful place”, a name which the suburb certainly lives up to. According to the local history, a “goat track” (which was most likely used by the Aboriginal people to access the ocean beaches at nearby Manly) was what formed the basis of the existing Allambie Road today.

The records are a little sparse when it comes to Allambie’s official history, but there is evidence of it having been sold on Auction as an estate in 1918. Development started in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with the first Post Office only being completed in 1961.

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Fun fact:

Many of the streets in Allambie Heights are named after notable battles and famous figures of World War II. (These include Moresby Place, Owen Stanley Avenue, Wewak Place, Kirra Road, Libya Crescent, Anzio Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue and Churchill Crescent, among others).

Darmour Ave is thought to be named after the Battle of Damour but to have gained a rogue ‘r’ in an unfortunate misspelling incident.

Real-estate:

Allambie Heights is one of the more affordable areas in the prestigious Northern Beaches area and provides a great investment opportunity for young up-and-comers and those pursuing the sought after Northern Beaches lifestyle.

Although the suburb is quickly catching up to its neighbours like Manly and Beacon Hill, many un-renovated properties are still available in the area, offering a way in for those looking to settle in the Northern beaches but not willing to pay Balgowlah Heights prices.

It’s a pretty and peaceful area which has attracted many young couples and families in recent years. Living in Allambie gives you great access surrounding suburbs, charming, safe streets, plenty of local amenities and a quick trip to Sydney CBD, making it an excellent lifestyle suburb.

 

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Attractions:

Allambie is surrounded by some spectacular natural bushland and is ideal for those who like to get outdoors on weekends.

 

  • It’s bordered to the south by Manly Dam Reserve (War Memorial Reserve) which is home to a significant selection of Australian Aboriginal rock carvings and untouched landscapes.
  • The Garigal National Park sits on the western border and is another pristine natural beauty. Visitors to the park can explore by bike, horse or canoe and opportunities for hiking and picnicking abound.
  • To the north Allambie Heights is bordered by yet another gorgeous park (Allenby), which includes pockets of natural rainforest and is lined with small creeks and waterfalls.

 

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For those who don’t consider themselves the outdoors type; take advantage of the great restaurants, shopping and beaches which are all just a stone’s throw away from this conveniently located suburb.

If you’re thinking of moving to Allambie Heights, SmartMove are your best local removalists. Whether it’s information, storage, packing, home or commercial relocation we can help you with all your moving needs. We’re based in the Northern Beaches and our headquarters and storage facility are located very close to Allambie – in fact, we’ve been operating in the area for more than a decade.  Thinking of moving to Allambie Heights? How exciting! Give us a call, we’d love to help.

 

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