Gordon offers diverse living with ever changing streetscapes catering for both first home buyers right through to luxurious, up market living.
Gordon is a very safe area for children and is well served with parks, playgrounds, and schools such as Ravenswood School for Girls as well as Gordon East Public School. Gordon is also in the Killara High School Zone.
Easy access to public transport provides the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility of living close to the hills, yet with public transport close enough to take you right into the heart of the city with ease.Gordon is well served with transport options and Gordon Railway Station is a major hub on the North Shore line. Three bug arterial roads also intersect in Gordon; the Pacific Highway, Mona Vale Road and Ryde Road
Gordon residents can do most of their shopping without leaving the suburb. Local shops and supermarkets offer convenient shopping. Filled with restaurants and cafes this would have to be the centre point of activity in the region. Venture out and enjoy the nightlife as streets blossom with a lively atmosphere. Clubs (Gordon Bowling Club) offer a convenient place to enjoy an evening out with friends.
HISTORY OF GORDON
The name Gordon had its orgin as the Gordobndale Estate, the estate owned by Robert McIntosh in what is now central Gordon. McIntosh estate had in turn taken its name from the Parish of Gordon, in the County of Cumberland named in the Surveyor-Generalship of Sir Thomas Mitchell. This parish roughly corresponded with the area of the Shire of Ku-ring-gai, gazetted in 1906. The name Gordon was allocated by Mitchell to honour a superior officer and friend,Sir James Willoughby Gordon, who held the postion of Quartermaster-General of the Horse Guard, London. Gordon was accepted as an offical place-name when the post-office changed its name from Lane Cove to Gordon in 1879