Chatswood is a large business and residential center in the Lower North Shore of Sydney. It is located 10 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district. It located within the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Willoughby.
The residential settlement of Chatswood began in 1876 and grew with the installation of the Railway line in 1890 and also increased with the opening of the Harbour Bridge in 1932. From the early years, Chatswood was easily accessible by public transport. At the beginning it was populated by orchards and dairy farms on the west side of the train station as well as factories such Dairy Farmers Inc and Three Threes Pickle Factory on what was then Gordon Road ( now the Pacific Hwy). Since then the number of companies that have moved to the area to make use of the very convenient location has grown exponentially.
In recent years the gentrification of Chatswood has made it into a very cosmopolitan area with a very large Asian population that favors the good schools and very convenient location.
In the last ten years many Hotels and service apartments, like Meriton, Sebel, Mantra have opened to satisfy the needs of visitors to the area. Also a large number of serviced apartments like, Executive Living supply the needs of corporate customers for excellent and affordable accommodation.
Chatswood continues to grow and change, providing opportunities for developers and businesses of every size as it moves into the future.