Suburb Profile: Fairlight

23 November 2021

“Fairlight is a community like nowhere else. Neighbours get together and the community is close-knit with a passionate ‘Fairlight hood’ Facebook page, supporting each other. It is a tightly held suburb as no one wants to leave! It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the ferry or surf, making it one of the few suburbs that offers such a desirable lifestyle and amenities. The local primary school, Manly West has an organic market on Saturdays and there is a free shuttle bus called the Hop Skip and Jump for locals. It won’t take long before the cafes will you by name.” – Agent & Fairlight resident, Georgi Bates.

Maintaining its small-town vibe, Fairlight sits between Manly and Balgowlah on the harbour foreshore, showcasing lifestyle opportunities at every corner. From the Fairlight to Manly walking path, weaving through the harbour beaches and around the magnificent tree-lined streets, this suburb boasts a multitude of wow factors. With great access to a range of harbour beaches, Fairlight Beach is the most popular, offering a beautiful calm swimming spot with a stunning harbour vista out through the Sydney heads. The gentle beauty of this beach makes it ideal for relaxing with friends and family, and offers ideal conditions for snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking. It’s sheltered swimming pool is also ideal for young children. Up on the grass behind the beach, the keen picnic-goers catch up in the afternoon sunshine and watch the sun slowly set to the west.

A small strip of shops along Sydney Road, including the well-known Butchers Café and small grocery store Foodworks offer Fairlight residents some local convenience. Further down the road is the Stockland Village shopping complex with a range of retail shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Located 13 kilometres north-east of the Sydney’s CBD, Fairlight boasts a variety of character properties – art deco apartments and semis, timber cottages, modern high rises and substantial harbourside homes.