Bayview, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Location||31 km (19 mi) north of Sydney CBD|
Bayview is an affluent suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 31 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Pittwater Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region. Locally, Bayview is known as the quieter, older suburb of the clichéd young "surfer boy" Northern Beaches.
Bayview takes its name from a description of its location, providing a ‘’view’’ across ‘’Pittwater’’. Governor Arthur Phillip took a short journey of exploration from Manly to this area in March 1788 and named it Pitt Water after William Pitt, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time. Captain John Hunter prepared a map showing the bays and inlets in 1792.
One of the first settlers was Patrick Bryan, who built a house in 1821 on the current site of the Bayview Golf Links.
A number of tetrahedron tank traps can be found off Pittwater Road on the water side in Bayview. These tank traps are a little-known remnant of WWII defence along Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Demographics and Housing
Bayview is one of the most mono-ethnic suburbs in the Northern Beaches, the most mono-ethnic area of Australia. According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,093 residents in Bayview, making Bayview one of the least populated suburbs in the Northern Sydney. 78.0% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other country of birth was England (10.7%). 96.1% of residents spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 33.3%, Catholic 21.3% and No Religion 20.7%.
Bayview holds a vast array of different housing including heritage houses with acreage, cottages, and strong modern waterfront blocks attracting some of the highest prices in Northern Sydney. As of 2012, there are currently no apartment blocks in Bayview.  Bayview has the highest Auction Clearance Rate in the local government area, Pittwater. Bayview houses also have the lowest average days on the market before selling in Pittwater.  Kara Crescent has the highest average house price in Bayview, with Pittwater Rd holding the highest priced individual house.
· Loquat Valley Anglican Preparatory School — K-6, Co-ed, Independent
Bayview is primarily a residential area with limited commercial space. There are currently two privately owned marinas with attached yacht selling/renting companies and NSW Maritime offices. On the marinas there are a few kiosks and restaurants. Between the marinas is Bayview Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), used commonly by local school students for their popular learn-to-sail programs.
Bayview is also home to to the newly renovated (2013) Bayview Golf Course.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bayview (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 22
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