A melting pot of cultures, Chatswood has it all, from its thriving dining and shopping precinct to the quiet undertones of Australian suburbia, although munching on dumplings whilst window shopping is the norm here, when you step away from the buzzy commercial district, you are rewarded with wide, leafy streets and hidden reserves.
Chatswood is located approximately 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, and is well serviced by buses and train lines to Town Hall, Central, Hornsby and north. Chatswood is divided by the Pacific Highway, and is usually referred to in terms of Chatswood and Chatswood West.
The area has two distinct characters, the residential streets in Chatswood West and the Eastern section of Chatswood, and the shopping centres and high rise business and residential buildings in Chatswood CBD. Approximately half of the housing stock is freestanding houses, with the rest being apartments, including a number of low rise older apartment buildings and modern high rise buildings in Chatswood CBD.