~ Ironbark, Pymble vs Avondale, Pymble
**Based on Asking price of typical unit divided by total internal and external living areas only (does not include car park and storage space). Please note average price may differ significantly for different apartments within same development.
Firstly, it is important to note that Pacific highway which meanders all the way north to Newcastle from North Sydney is built on a ridge which slopes down towards the west. Both developments in Pymble are located on the west side of Pacific highway. Therefore, the favoured north and north-east aspects may experience traffic noise from the highway. Avondale’s development is sandwiched between Pacific highway on the north & east and the train line on the south & west.
The location of Meriton’s development being directly opposite Pymble train station takes the nod over Avondale. It is important to note Meriton’s development is a horse-shoe shape built around 2 private houses and is sloping down towards the west. In addition, all traffic from Clysdale Place can only turn left onto Pacific Highway.
Some of Meriton’s 2 bedroom units have 1.5 bathrooms, ie a second toilet with wash basin at prices which are slightly less than the 2 bedroom units with 2 bathrooms. I believe this is a good floorplan for buyers such as young couples who may not need or fully utilise a second bathroom but will have a powder room for guests whilst keeping the main bathroom for their sole private use.
A key attraction for Pymble is that certain areas are very green, leafy and quiet. Having an address in Pymble gives access to some of north shore’s top schools such as PLC, Barker’s College, Ravenswood and Knox Grammar to name a few.