Rose Bay Real Estate and Lifestyle Guide

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One of Sydney’s most exclusive locations, Rose Bay is located in the Eastern Suburbs and effortlessly combines classic elegance with charming personality. In a much sought after harbourside position, a typical day involves anything from sailing on the harbour, indulging in a round of golf or enjoying a well-deserved glass of wine with friends.

Did You Know?

The now famous Rose Bay Wharf was once Sydney’s first international airport! These days the only flights you can catch from there are from Sydney Seaplanes, who offer scenic tours above the city.

Neighbouring Suburbs

Rose Bay has a number of prestigious neighbours in the Eastern Suburbs, including Bellevue Hill, North Bondi and Vaucluse.

What You’ll Love

The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney are known for their prestige, with Rose Bay being no exception. Enviably positioned just 7km away from the CBD, locals can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle whilst still benefiting from an easy commute into the city for work. Residents are a mix of couples who put down roots years ago, as well as young families and singles who were more recently drawn in by the irresistible lifestyle.

When it comes to dining, there are a number of cult favourites, with fine dining options including Catalina, Regatta, Mangia E Bevi and Jewel On The Bay. For casual catch ups, good coffee and brunch, check out Ministry Of Coffee, Tide Cafe, Bernasconi’s Cafe and Sonoma Bakery.

For shopping purposes, Rose Bay is located within close proximity of the boutique and designer retail in Double Bay and is just a short bus or car ride away from Westfield Bondi Junction. Alternatively, you can conveniently catch a train directly to Bondi Junction from Edgecliff station.

Take full advantage of the harbourside location and treat yourself to a day on the water. Woollahra Sailing Club, Oz SUP Centre and Rose Bay Aquatic will hook you up with all the training and equipment you need to have fun and stay safe!

Once you’re back on dry land, be sure to visit the Hermitage Foreshore Reserve for a beautiful harbourside bushwalk, or complete the 8 km Harbour Walk which takes you from Rose Bay through to Watson’s Bay.

Get a blast from the past when shopping at Plumer Road, an Art Deco Streetscape that retains the nostalgic feel of a bygone era before stepping back into the 21st century and enjoying a stroll or some fine dining on The Promenade.

Fancy a spot of golf? The locals of Rose Bay sure do! For a public course, check out Woollahra Golf Club which features 9 holes, or for something a little more private, the Royal Sydney Golf Club has an exclusive 27 hole championship course.

For families with small children, there are a number of parks that feature fantastic playgrounds for the kids, including Lyne Park, Catalina Park and Rose Bay Park.

We can’t forget about our four-legged friends either! Your furry friend can enjoy all the benefits of harbourside living with their very own off-leash doggy beach, situated at the end of Caledonian Road.

Rose Bay Real Estate

Median house prices for the area sit at around $3,900,000 to purchase a 3 bedroom house and $1,010,000 for a 2 bedroom apartment – a true life of luxury! When it comes to renting you can expect to pay an average of $1,500/week for a 3 bedroom house and $680/week for a 2 bedroom apartment. Rose Bay is considered to be an average-high demand suburb, averaging approximately 2.5% rental yield for investors.

Properties found in Rose Bay are a mix of old and new, retaining the charm of some older Art Deco apartments, whilst also rejuvenating with sleek, modern homes.


When it comes to getting around, locals are spoilt for choice. The ferry terminal at Rose Bay travels all the way to Circular Quay, Manly and even the Zoo! Full day parking (12 hours) is available for those who regularly commute in and out for work.

If you prefer staying on dry land, regular buses will have you into the city in no time at all. There are also bus routes that travel out to Watsons Bay and Bondi Junction.

Local School Catchments

Rose Bay is ideal for families, with local primary and high schools including Cranbrook Junior School, Rose Bay Public School, Kambala, Rose Bay Secondary School, Kincoppal Rose Bay and Mcauley Primary School. Plenty of preschools are also in the area, including Kristin’s Possum Preschool, Ballykin, The Third Bear Preparatory School and Greenwood Early Education Centre.

Want to make Rose Bay your home? Speak to Murray Property today if you’re looking to buy or rent in the area.