This booming district lies 10 km north of Sydney CBD and is one of the main commercial and shopping centre of the North Shore. Chatswood is home to two major shopping centres, Chatswood Chase and Westfield Chatswood as well as hosting several smaller but well resourced centres, plus numerous excellent restaurants and cafes for residents to enjoy.
The Chatswood railway station is served by several main railway lines, including the Sydney Metro. Chatswood is also a major bus terminus and road transport hub and is itself a major commercial centre.
Chatswood parents enjoy five star rated care for their pre-schoolers with the town being home to over 50 child-care centres. Each region is well catered for so parents can choose to drop children near work, home or near older children’s schools. Options include private philosophy based centres such as Montessori, community care such as Apples and Honey, religion based centres and familiar franchises.
Chatswood child-care centres foster a love of learning and an understanding of the wider world. All children are provided with nutritious and balanced meals throughout the day.
Culture abounds in the region – Chatswood is home to the Willoughby Theatre Company, Chatswood Musical Society, Zenith Theatre, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Dance and Music Centre and the Chinese Cultural Centre which has existed since 1996.
Visitors and residents also enjoy the Willoughby Museum and a new cultural centreThe Concourse, Chatswood, which includes a 1,000-seat concert hall, 500-seat theatre and exhibition spaces, Cultural events occur regularly throughout the year including the extravaganza of the Willoughby Spring Festival.
Chatswood borders the Lane Cove National Park and Lane Cover River and its convenient location and excellent transport connections gives residents easy access to beach and city attractions.