Upper North Shore
The “Upper North Shore” usually refers to the suburbs north of Chatswood, east of the Lane Cove river and south of the uppermost border of the Ku-ring-gai council area which is Wahroonga. It is made up of the handful of suburbs encompassing the Ku-ring-gai council. The area is known for its clean leafy streets, stately homes and high property prices. Ku-ring-gai was rated as having the number 1 quality of life in Australia (there are 590 Australian Local Government Areas) in the BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008.