Vaucluse Real Estate and Lifestyle Guide

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Vaucluse Snapshot

Sweeping harbour views and impressive architecture are just two of the things that make the Eastern Suburb of Vaucluse one of Sydney’s most sought after and exclusive destinations. With its charming elegance, Vaucluse is filled with historic buildings, natural landmarks and plenty of local beaches and parks, making it ideal for both history buffs and lovers of the outdoors.

Did You Know?

One of Sydney’s original suburbs, Vaucluse has been and still is, home to a number of affluent Australians. Explorer William Wentworth was one of the first to take up residency in the beautiful Eastern Suburb, owning what is now Nielsen Park.

Neighbouring Suburbs

Vaucluse has a number of similarly affluent neighbours in the Eastern Suburbs, including Rose Bay, Watsons Bay and Dover Heights.

What You’ll Love

Located just 8 km out of Sydney CBD, Vaucluse is primely situated to offer locals the best of both city living and the laid-back lifestyle it is known for. Residents are primarily middle-aged professionals with children who have been in the area for a number of years.

Nielsen Park and Shark Beach feature prominently along the foreshore, making them popular weekend destinations for tourists and visitors from neighbouring suburbs. For locals, hidden reserves and intimate beaches such as ‘Milk Beach’ are where they go to escape the crowds. A visit to Bottle and Glass Point is ideal to partake in fishing, snorkelling and diving activities.

Nielsen Park is ideal for families, featuring plenty of trees to provide shade, an enclosed swimming area and nearby cafes for quick access to food. Also popular for families with young children is Parsley Bay Reserve, with its enclosed swimming, playground and food kiosk.

When it comes to shopping, Vaucluse is perfectly located just a short drive away from popular boutique retail precincts in both Rose Bay and Double Bay. For dining, there are plenty of cute cafes to stop off at, including The Trail, Belle Cafe, Rocco, Johnny’s Patisserie and the Grumpy Baker. For restaurant dining, local favourites include Field To Fork, Den Sushi Dining, Dal Bukhara, Wings Dragon, Millenium Pizza, Thai Cereal and My Little Israel. For high-end fine dining, a short trip to Rose Bay will see you at popular restaurants Catalina and Regatta.

Steeped in history, some of this Eastern Suburb’s best spots are relics from a time now gone. Enjoy high tea at Vaucluse House, a 19th-century mansion which has now been converted into a museum. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the picturesque original gardens. Other must-see spots include heritage-listed estates Strickland House, The Hermitage, Greycliffe House and Macquarie Lighthouse which offer incredible views of the rugged coastline to all who visit (and is also the oldest lighthouse in Australia!)

Those wanting to escape the grind of everyday life and get back to nature are in luck, with Vaucluse featuring a network of coastal walks, including the popular Harbour Walk, The Hermitage Foreshore Walk and the Waverly Cliff Walk.

Want to indulge in a weekend game of sport with friends? Christison Park is the place to go! Located on the clifftops so naturally, the view is excellent, but most importantly it features expansive open green spaces, ideal for fun-filled sporting activities to take place.

Vaucluse Real Estate

One of the most attractive features of the Vaucluse lifestyle are the large sprawling houses sporting views from Sydney Harbour all the way through to the Pacific Ocean. Home to a mix of historic sandstone mansions, modern cutting-edge architecture and gated estates, it’s no surprise that living in this beautiful Eastern Suburb comes with a hefty price tag!

Currently, the third most expensive suburb in Eastern Sydney, the median price to buy a 3 bedroom house is $4,400,000 and $1,032,000 for an apartment. For those looking to rent, expect prices close to $1,500 per week for a 3 bedroom house and $690 per week for a 2 bedroom unit.


Buses travel regularly from Vaucluse to Bondi Junction,  Sydney’s largest shopping and retail precincts. Nearby Ferry terminals in Rose Bay and Watsons Bay will transport you straight to Circular Quay.

Local School Catchments

Local schools include Vaucluse Public School, Kincoppal Rose Bay Junior School, and for the youngest ones, Vaucluse Little School.

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