Hunters Hill was settled in 1935 with the famous Sydney merchant Mary Reiby one of the local pioneers. It became a municipality in 1861, and the civic leaders closely and sensitively controlled its future development. Today, many of the fine old homes remain and Hunters Hill is a snapshot of the gracious past of Sydney. Whilst apartments, townhouses and modern homes have appeared on the landscape, Hunters Hill is still dominated by older properties in superb condition. From the magnificent Georgian and Victorian mansions through to terraces, semis, early Federation bungalows, these properties reflect a pride of ownership. Hunters Hill is situated on a small peninsula that separates the Lane Cove River and Parramatta River. It is located just 9 kms west of the CBD and is well served by RTA buses, Woolwich ferry and private bus and ferry services. The local village offers a a number of services including a gourmet delicatessen, cafes, and a nursery, nearby Gladesville offers more extensive shopping with its supermarkets and specialty stores. Cosmopolitan Balmain is nearby and of course the CBD is only a short drive. There are a numer of local parks and the hilly nature of the suburb is a great way to keep fit for those who enjoy running . There is an array of great restaurants, bistros and cafes to enjoy. Famous private schools like Riverview and St Josephs are in the area, along with state and church operated schools close at hand.