Huntleys Cove was originally considered part of Gladesville, and later became a separate suburb known as Tarban. In 2002 local residents successfully voted to have the name changed to Huntleys Cove.
Nearby, in Gladesville, the commercial hub is centred around Victoria Road, which is the main thoroughfare through the suburb. Gladesville Shopping Village is located off Cowell Street, and together these areas offer a number of restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, delis and fashion stores for locals residing here.
This area experienced a significant boom in popularity during the 1840s when the wharf and main roads were constructed, and then again in 1964 when the Gladesville Bridge was completed.
There are two primary schools in the suburb of Gladesville, which service Huntleys Cove – Gladesville Public School and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School. The exclusive private schools of St Josephs and Riverview are also nearby.
Property types in this area tend to be a combination of solid brick houses dating from the early 20th century, apartment buildings from the 1960s through to the present day, and some light industrial development on the northern fringe.
Hunters Hill’s The Great North Walk, a walking trail from Sydney to Newcastle, passes through Boronia Park – a large waterfront parkland reserve which contains Aboriginal drawings thought to date back to before the start of the colony. The area of Huntleys Cove, Gladesville and Hunters Hill prides itself on riverside views and bush settings along the Parramatta River, and is home to the Gladesville Bridge, a Sydney landmark that links the North Shore to the Inner West. Gladesville boasts a frequent ferry service that takes in some of Sydney’s exquisite waterways, while a number of bus services run along Victoria Road, between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, and along Pittwater Road to Chatswood and Woolwich.