Located in the Ku-ring-gai Council and 17 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, Turramurra is a popular and family friendly suburb on the Upper North Shore, known for its convenience and lush native greenery, sharing its postcode with neighbouring North and South Turramurra.
Approximately 180 metres above sea level, Turramurra is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘high hill or high place’ and enjoys gorgeous elevated views over nearby gumtree forests and national parklands. North Turramurra is defined as north of Burns Road, with Bobbin Head Road running through the suburb to Ku-ring-gai National Park. South of the Commerarra Parkway is South Turramurra, centred on Kissing Point Road and bordering the Lane Cove National Park and popular Great North bushwalk.
Turramurra’s main commercial hub is located on the Pacific Highway, a major arterial road beside the railway station and is a bustling precinct of retail shops and businesses including grocery stores, post office, banks and bakeries as well as the public library. There are also smaller shopping villages in North and South Turramurra, perfectly servicing the local community and
One of the early local landmarks is Ingleholme, designed by John Sulman as his own home on Boomerang Street in 1896, and was part of Pymble Ladies College until 1977. The Hillview Estate is another other well known local landmark, located on the Pacific Highway and is now Hillview Community Health Centre.