Neutral Bay is a popular suburb in sydney’s Lower North Shore. Situated, just north of the Harbour Bridge it is a short trip into town and a to the neighbouring suburbs of Manly, Mosman, North Sydney and Chatswood.
The name “Neutral Bay” originates from the time of the early colonial period of Australia, where different bays of Sydney harbour were zoned for different incoming vessels. This bay was where all foreign vessels would dock, hence the name neutral. Neutral Bay was far enough away from Sydney Cove to discourage convicts from escaping on these vessels and to keep possible enemy ships at a distance from the main settlement.
In the early 20th Century Neutral Bay and Cremorne had both the Brent Knowle and the Cobblers which are located in Kurraba Point and influenced the style of architecture that was built around the area at that time.
In the 2011 Census, The majority of people who live in Neutral Bay are in the age range of 25-34 years with the median age being 35 and majority of the property in Neutral Bay are units or complexes with only 10% of the properties being stand alone houses.
With the young crowd and the location it is a popular suburb to live in and it creates a village like atmosphere. With ample public transport which includes Ferry, and Bus and numerous restaurants, eateries and waterholes it is a great suburb to not only visit but if you are planning the longer stay it is perfect as well.