Origins of Pymble
Pymble is named after Robert Pymble (1788-1861), an influential early settler. Pymble was primarily an agricultural area for some time. The first bank – the Australian Joint Stock Bank – was built in the area by a local build, Richard Porter. Eventually agriculture and small farming gave way to residential development with residential sub-divisions commencing around 1879.
Situated on the south west of the Upper North Shore ridge, Pymble is a suburb somewhat reborn, with younger families’ backfilling as many of the original residents move on to retirement.
Pymble is ideally located adjacent to leafy Lane Cove National Park and Bicentennial Park and sporting precinct with facilities including: cricket, rugby and soccer ovals, community centre, off leash dog run, bowling club, indoor aquatic centre (under construction), scout and guide halls, extensive parkland, recreation facilities and picnic and BBQ areas.
Currently Pymble residents comprise mostly of families in their late 20’s to early 40’s with young children. People looking to buy in the area generally have a strong interest in larger homes and redevelopment opportunities. There are also ample investment opportunities as West Pymble’s demand and values are confidently on the rise.
Approximately 82% of dwellings in Pymble are owner-occupied.
Types of Dwellings
Residential blocks in the area average 800–950 square metres, incorporating a mix of level blocks and steeper blocks neighbouring bushland with leafy outlooks.
The suburb consists primarily of homes built between 1950 to 1965, either newly renovated or well-kept in their original condition.
The median house price in Pymble is $1 525 000, with the median Unit price in Pymble being $650 000.
Bus connections link with North Ryde Business area, Macquarie University and Gordon Railway Station for a quick train ride into the CBD. Pymble station is also conveniently located in the heart of the suburb and offers a decent amount of street parking if you don’t mind a short walk.
Locally, there are the West Pymble Village shops with 20 speciality stores, Anglican and Catholic churches, Kindergartens, day care centres and West Pymble, Gordon West and OLPS Catholic Primary Schools.
Another strip of shops and businesses can be found right next to Pymble station.
Pymble is home to 6 schools! These schools include:
- Pymble Ladies College (PLC); an all-female, kindergarten, primary and secondary private school.
- West Pymble Public School; a government primary school located in West Pymble.
- Gordon West Public School; a government primary school also located in West Pymble (a precinct formally known as West Gordon).
- Pymble Public School; a government primary school, located in the North of the suburb.
- Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (OLPS); a Catholic primary school located in West Pymble.
- Sacred Heart Pymble; a Catholic primary school located in Pymble
West Pymble is home to the huge Bicentennial Park complex which consists of netball courts, a dog park, a public swimming pool, a children’s play area and barbecue facilities. Adjacent to the park is Norman Griffiths Oval, which is home to the West Pymble Football club, and Lofberg Oval, where Rugby is played.
On the Pymble side you will find Bannockburn Oval, a large sporting field that caters for a range of sports and athletics. This oval is home to the kuringai little athletics organisation.
Article source: CENTURY 21 Australia