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by Meena Nine (subscribe)
An amateur writer living in Sydney Upper North Shore, I love taking photos, exploring my local area and neighbourhood, discovering new places and sharing my good finds with family, friends and all of you.
Published August 19th 2012
Chatwood has been prettied up Come and check it out
Chatswood has been rejuvenated and is looking fantastic. If you have not visited Chatswood in the past couple of years, you may not recognise it anymore. The whole main district has been transformed and given a face-lift with a contemporary feel so now I will take you for a virtual tour to see the major make-over areas.

Starting from the main transport hub, the train station and bus interchange port are modernized.

Chatswood, Chatswood Chase, The Concord Chatswood, Chatswood Library, Sydney North Shore, Chatswood The Concourse, Chatswood Train Station
Modern Chatswood Train Station


The new entertainment quarter, "The Concourse" is huge and constantly hosting many live shows. It is also offering venues for dance, music, events and exhibitions. I always use The Concourse as the meeting point when gathering up with my friends.

Chatswood, Chatswood The Concourse, The Concourse, Chatswood NSW
The Concourse, Entertainment Quarter


As a North Shore residence, I particularly like the new Chatswood Library. It is grand and super spacious. It has plenty of good reading materials especially the children's section which is overloaded with a great collection of books and DVDs. The International section is very diverse with multicultural collections.

Chatswood, Chatswood Library, Willoughby Library
New Chatswood Library


The two main shopping empires; the Westfield Chatswood and the Chatswood Chase have also had their make-over to match with the rest of the town.

Westfield Chatswood, Chatswood, Chatswood Shops
The Westfield Chatswood New Look


Chatswood Chase has done a great job in transforming itself to attract much more local residents to their new look store with new array of brand name shops.

Chatswood Chase, Chatswood, Chatswood NSW
Chatswood Chase New Look Big Name Shops


Personally, I love going to Chatswood Chase for its new food court varieties. There are so many food choices to tickle your fancy.

Chatswood Chase, Chatswood Chase Foodcourt, Chatswood
Chatswood Chase Food Court


While there are so many new constructions and freshly updated places you can still see a good contrast of the old and the new around this interesting suburb of Chatswood. So hop on the train to check it out!

Chatswood Chase, Chatswood, Chatswood NSW
The Old and The New Buildings around Chatswood


For more information on:-
The Concourse Events
Chatswood Library
Westfield Chatswood
Chatswood Chase
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Rejuvenated Chatswood? Its a concrete mall with no green anywhere, the parking is lousy, the streets can't cope with the traffic and and its full of asian people who haven't learned we walk on the left so just walking around can be like taking an obstacle course. The rail/bus interchange was half built and then the developer went bust which is why its completely enclosed by steel walls covering up where all the shops and cafes were supposed to have been. Chatswood Chase has an interesting food court but, like Westfield, it discourages any independent stores so its shops are the same chain shops you find in every Westfield. And how many dress shops can one suburb support? As far as dining, it has a myriad of restaurants, so long as you like Asian food. Some of the best Asian food around, particularly Shanghaiese and Korean. But non-Asian is a real rarity, with Fiorenzoni and Rocket being two notable exceptions. I grew up walking distance from the station and still live only a short drive away but as a shopping experience I avoid it wherever possible.
by john5 (score: 2|153) 2466 days ago
yeah Chatswood has had a facelift but it's dining options are still very poor. I live in Chatswood and still have to travel to Crows Nest to find a good restaurant.
by Mr Quintessential (score: 1|93) 2467 days ago
True not many restaurants as they are all in the big centres. They need more variety as they are all Asian. I live in Waverton and we go up to Crows Nest all the time as there are heaps of restaurants of all cultures. I do love the shopping though in Chatswood Chase - hate Westfield with a passion though.
by Sonia T (score: 1|12) 2466 days ago
Thank you for your inputs. Chatswood is actually one of the three Chinatowns of Sydney so we expect to see quite a lot of Asian so I think the suburb is catering for majority of people there. This article is my perspective of Chatswood and I do believe we all see things quite differently :)

I don't live in Chatswood but I do go there from time to time and I find the suburb quite interesting. Going to Chatswood with the train is the best option. Just like what John5 said the parking is quite poor especially during the weekends. Weekday is quite alright.
by Meena Nine (score: 0|9) 2466 days ago
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