Whilst close to the CBD and the business district of North Sydney, Northbridge is very much a family lifestyle area. It traditional and modern architecture reflects family needs, with much of its traditional housing in the classic California bungalow style with many contemporary houses built on the often difficult hillsites where they can take advantage of the city skyline, harbour and bushland. The challenging Northbridge Golf Course is perfect for those wanting to combine a round with a walk over some respectably steep hills. There is cricket, football and a boat ramp at Tunks Park, with gyms in nearby North Sydney, Willoughby and Chatswood. Eastern Valley Way & Sailors Bay Road, the main thoroughfares, have excellent local shopping with a supermarket, combined with home and renovation focussed stores. The shopping hub of Chatswood is an easy 10 minute drive to the west.