9km from Sydney CBD
DOVER HEIGHTS SUBURB PROFILE
Dover Heights is a coastal, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dover Heights is located 9 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council. Dover Heights borders Vaucluse to its north, North Bondi to its south and Rose Bay to its west and has the Pacific Ocean to its east.
Dover Heights is a mainly residential suburb. Many of the suburb's properties have views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, making its Dudley Page Reserve a popular site for tourist buses. Some properties have both harbour and ocean views.
The suburb is considered to be one of the more affluent in the Eastern Suburbs and is popular for it's close proximity to Bondi Beach along with being just minutes from many local schools, cafes and public transport. Offering commanding views of both the harbour and ocean from many of the homes in the area.
Dover Heights is believed to have been named for its cliffs along the Pacific Ocean which resembled those found at Dover, in Kent, England. The first mention of Dover Heights appeared in municipal records in 1886. The area was first used for market gardens.