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Drummoyne

Why live in Drummoyne?

History
Drummoyne was originally part of a land grant to Colonial Surgeon John Harris. In 1841 part of that grant between Thompson and Millar Streets was subdivided and advertised as "40 minutes row from Sydney". In 1853, William Wright bought a large chunk of the subdivision and called it "Drummoyne" after his family home in Scotland.

The area remained a long row from the city until the 1880’s when construction of the Iron Cove and Gladesville bridges , and the arrival of the tram, caused a boom. Drummoyne’s new ease of access to the city, and its sublime siting by the harbour swiftly made it a desirable address.

Famous Landmarks
As you cross the Iron Cove bridge, you’ll find Drummoyne’s greatest landmark, the Birkenhead Point shopping center and marina, built on the site of the old Dunlop rubber factory.

Real Estate & Design
The last few decades have seen many of the fine old homes, particularly on the waterfront, torn down and replaced with modern apartments and townhouses. Luckily some of substantial old Victoria and Edwardian homes remain, along with the smaller semi detached houses that were built in the earlier part of the 20th century.

Restaurants & Cafes
You can snack by the waterfront at Birkenhead Point or at the Drummoyne Rowers Club. On Victoria Road, you’ll can take a wander around the food of the world from a perfect steak, through all of Asia to Italy and France.

Shopping
Supermarkets, clothing, food, and furnishing can all be found in the vast Birkenhead Point complex. Upon Victoria Road is the local shopping center with its services, supermarkets and specialty retail.

Schools, Education & Institutions
St Marks School can be found in Drummoyne, and in nearby suburbs you’ll find state Primary and High Schools, and private schools like St Josephs and Riverview.

Sports and Fitness
If you don’t feel like the 40 minute row to the city, you can still take to water for row around the quiet bays that surround Drummoyne. Runners and walkers can enjoy the peaceful streets and harbourside parks, and if you need a gym, then you’ll be well serviced in nearby Balmain and Gladesville.

Distance from the CBD & Transportation
Drummoyne is 7.5km west of the CBD. Buses along Victoria Road to the city are plentiful and there is a regular ferry service to Circular Quay.

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