North Avalon: Where Is It, What Is It, And Why Do People Love It So Much?

By Jonathan Fletcher

As a kid, I grew up on Watkins Road in North Avalon. It was close to everything. I rode my bike through the backstreets to the local school and beach. It was safe and spacious, the perfect environment for my childhood.

Since then, North Avalon has become well-known and coveted by locals. It has changed from a sleepy village (akin to a south-coast beach town like Bendalong) to an exclusive precinct of the Upper Northern Beaches. 

Many people move to the 2107 postcode and then find themselves selling because they realise they want to be in North Avalon. Typically it is sort after by families with kids looking for bigger homes on bigger blocks. Of all the places in Avalon, more locals are moving to North Av than anywhere else… and property prices reflect that. 

Where is it?

North Avalon is a precinct of the 2107 Avalon Beach postcode. It runs from Barrenjoey Road, at the bottom of ‘The Yellow Brick Road’ where the skatepark and surf club are, all the way up to Careel Head Road before entering Palm Beach.

What is it?

North Avalon is a thriving coastal community of residents. 

There are approx. 1,136 properties in North Avalon, with 975 houses and 161 apartments. It has two sets of local shops, a service station, Barrenjoey High School, Montessori School, North Avalon Beach and is home to some of the largest and flattest blocks in Avalon.

At the south end of North Av, there is a skatepark and dog park. What is known well as ‘The Yellow Brick Road’ (a flat pathway) connects Avalon’s village and public transport to its North Avalon community. The Yellow Brick Road is bustling all week long with dog-walkers, commuters and school kids.

Another fun fact is that North Avalon is home to houses with tennis courts! I grew up playing tennis locally and as part of the Manly Warringah Tennis Association, local houses with tennis courts in their backyards would offer their facilities. The streets with tennis courts that still remain today are Catalina Crescent, Tasman Road, and Harley Road.

Why Do People Love it so much?

Interestingly, more houses are selling ‘off market’ in North Avalon than anywhere else in Avalon due to high buyer demand… so here is why people love it so much…

It’s got it all

What is not to love about North Av? It has beach fronts, ocean fronts, big blocks of level land, essential amenities and is in close proximity to the village and public transport. 

It’s dog-friendly

So for dog owners, it’s a dream! If you don’t have a pooch and you want to live in North Av, you may have to get one.

It’s a surfer’s paradise

North Avalon Beach is one of the favourite breaks for surfers on the Northern beaches. Its carpark is often full up with surfers from near and far who have come to surf the best waves. It’s also home to North Avalon Surf Riders Association a local boardriders surf club that runs monthly competitions across all age groups.

It’s beaming with youthful retiree’s

There is a growing active community of over 55s. Retired living looks young in North Avalon! There are high spec purpose-built properties for downsizers and the opportunity to be involved in a very active retiree community.

It’s thriving with families

North Avalon’s community of families is tight. With safe backstreets and many blocks having flat access to Avalon’s schools, skatepark and transport, North Av facilitates community with kids perfectly.

It’s food and shops satisfy

If you live in North Av you don’t have to get in the car for incredible food, coffee and daily necessities. There are two sets of local shops and here is the list – 

North Avalon Shops

Careel Head Road Shops

If you’re looking to make Avalon home, or sell your property, contact me today.