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Things to do in St IvesSt Ives is not so much a doing place as a very attractive place to live. It is a leafy garden suburb with large houses, many with pools, on large blocks of land. At its centre is the Village Green and shopping centre, where people socialise over coffee, gelati or a meal.
On the outskirts is the 100 hectare Ku-Ring-gai wildflower Garden a large area of bushland, interlaced with marked bushwalks.
The Ku-Ring-Gai National Park borders onto St Ives, extends to West Head across Pittwater from Palm Beach and includes such popular picnic and boating spots as Bobbin Head and Akuna Bay.
History of St IvesWithin days of arrival in 1788, Capt. Phillip sent a party in a rowboat to explore Middle Harbour. They followed the creek as far as a boat could go which was below what is now Hunter Street, St Ives!
A pleasant bushwalk leads to a plaque commemorating this. Early settlement was based on timber extraction, using what became Fiddens Wharf on the Lane Cove River.
It was only after the Harbour Bridge was built that The North Shore became really accessible. Orchards were planted extensively. The massive real estate development of St Ives really began only in the 1960s.
Shopping in St IvesSt Ives has one main Shopping Centre by the village green, where people shop for the main daily requirements.
This is also a major meeting place, with a large choice of coffee shops and restaurants. It has a distinctly cosmopolitan flavour.
For major furnishings and white goods, there is a choice of 4 centres (incl. the new Belrose complex) within 5-20 minutes drive. There are also several smaller, local shopping/restaurant areas in St Ives
Restaurants & Cafes in St IvesThere is a wide choice of restaurants in St Ives and adjoining suburbs such as Gordon, ranging from Japanese to Thai and Indian.
Transport in St IvesThe North Shore train line runs through the adjoining suburbs of Gordon and Pymble. It is a 30 minute train ride to Sydney. Regular bus services take children to and from school, taking in the railway stations.
Transportation in St IvesSt Ives is 14 km from Sydney. The easiest way to the city is by train, having driven to Gordon or Pymble. Since the Sydney Olympics, drive time to the airport has been reduced to 30 mins
Real Estate & Design in St IvesSt Ives offers a range of holiday homes and apartments available for rental accommodation. Perfect for both short term holiday retreats and long term relocations
Schools, Institutions, Hospitals in St IvesSt Ives has many schools, public and private ranging from Masada College to Sydney Grammar Prep School to Brigideen college. There are 2 major medical centres, but no hospital