St Ives is on the Upper North Shore 18 kilometres north of the CBD, with room to move, it's no wonder that the majority of homeowners in this postcode come complete with kids and a dog, in fact over 50 percent of households here have children - young and high-school aged . The St Ives Shopping Centre bustles with locals stocking up for the week, or sipping lattes in one of the many cafes. At the heart of the area, Mona Vale Road connects to the stunning Northern Beaches and the city. There are plenty of schooling options; including St Ives Public School, Sydney Grammar Preparatory school and Brigidine College. . Wide sprawling blocks, tall tree-lined streets and a happily bustling shopping centre at its heart, St Ives is superbly suburban. St Ives is beautiful on the inside and out, thanks to lush greenery and active community.
St Ives Shopping Village is a medium-sized shopping centre opened in the 1960s. The centre has over 110 stores, its main tenants are Harris Farm Markets, Coles and Woolworths.
The Village Green is a popular park in St Ives. Village Green is directly opposite of St Ives Shopping Village. The park is bordered on three streets, Memorial Avenue, Village Green Parade and Cowan Road. The park includes sporting fields, baseball fields, tennis courts and a skate park. Furthermore, the Village Green hosts the annual Festival on the Green.