Did you know that Killarney Heights is named after a town in Ireland? Many of the streets in this suburb also have Irish names and some offer panoramic views of Middle Harbour.
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Killarney Heights was first settled in the late 1800’s but was sparsely populated until 1960 when home building construction began.
Sir Leslie Hooker master planned the Killarney Heights Estate. The development of a 760 acre estate included 775 home sites, roads, sewerage, water, electricity & gas as well as shopping centres.
On April 5th 1963, the premier of NSW, Robert Heffron, and the State Opposition Leader, Bob Askin, opened the Killarney Heights Parade of Homes. This featured 17 homes worth 250,000 pounds which was sponsored by LJ Hooker Investment Corporation Ltd. and the Women’s Day magazine.
The current population of Killarney Heights is approx 4,627 with 86% of properties being owner occupied. The Median sale price in February 2017 was $1,755,000. 46 homes sold over the previous 12 months (Jan 16 to Jan 17). People living in Killarney Heights are mainly couples working in professional occupations with children.
Killarney Heights Public School offers a unique English - French Bilingual Program, established in 1999, which has led to many French speaking parents and parents interested in languages education for their children moving to the area. The first group of bilingual students progressed to Killarney Heights High School in 2006 and completed their High School Certificate studies in French in Year 10, following an accelerated program.
Restaurants & Cafes in Killarney Heights
Le Parisien – 19 Tramore Place, Killarney Heights
This little cafe has great coffee and an amazing selection of French breads and pastries, all baked fresh daily in-house. The cafe is run by a friendly French couple. The outdoor seating is good for watching your kids on play equipment adjacent to the cafe.
Sorrenti's Pizzeria – 3B/ 23-25 Tramore Place, Killarney Heights
A very friendly family owned business - always willing to have a chat and constantly smiling. The pizzas are great. BYO wine.
Things to do
Flat Rock Beach Walk
Enjoy a 20 minute walk to a picturesque spot for swimming, relaxing and enjoying the boats as they pass by.
Flat Rock Beach is a small, south-facing beach on Middle Harbour, in Garigal National Park. The sand is deposited on a rock shelf that pokes through in places, forming interesting sculptures. The beach is frequented by walkers and boaters. The beach can be accessed by a bush track from the end of Killarney Drive, Killarney Heights. Historically, the beach was a popular picnic area and serviced by a ferry in the early 1900’s. Today, there are no facilities, but some shade is provided by the trees at the back of the beach. For a full list of walking tracks in The Forest have a look at our quick links