One of Sydney’s most affluent and prestigious suburbs, Mosman boasts grand historic homes with breathtaking views across Sydney Harbour, whilst only 8 kms from the Sydney CBD. Military Road boasts miles of boutique shopping, cafés, restaurants and delicatessens, whilst the hidden coves and beaches of Sydney Harbour National Park await exploration. it's primarily a residential suburb where federation era houses predominate but there are also other styles ranging from Californian bungalow to modern townhouse and apartment buildings.
Mosman's shopping centre is located along Military Road, which features many boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The shopping centre extends from the intersection with Bradley's Head Road and Middle Head Road and continues north up past the intersection with Spit Road at Spit Junction. It continues for some distance along both Spit Road and Military Road and extends down some of the side streets. Mosman Council has identified the early 20th century shopping strip along Military Road as a conservation area. The awnings along the street were originally column-supported. A small shopping mall called Bridgepoint is located at Spit Junction. The Military Road Conservation Area also includes the row of shops at 581-595 Military Road, on the southern side of Military Road between the Town Hall and the Library Walk shopping complex. These shops, built from 1900 to 1904, were designed by Henry Austin Wilshire, and are included on the NSW Heritage database.