Kirribilli is renowned due to its prominent location and magnificent views over Sydney Harbour. Kirribilli was named after the Aboriginal word Kiarabilli, which translates to "good fishing spot". The area was widely opened up for development after the completion of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With both sides of Sydney now linked by road and rail, demand for lower North Shore real estate, namely Kirribilli, was on the rise.
A main attraction in today's times are the Kirribilli markets, held on the last weekend of every month. You can find anything from animal onesies, to cameras from the 1930s, to designer clothing, although the food served at the markets tends to get the best wrap up. Pro tip; don't drive! The markets are not only located right near Milsons Point station, but along with the limited and expensive metered parking, driving can be an absolute nightmare.
Kirribilli is one of the most affluent and established suburbs in Sydney. It is home to the official Sydney residence of the Australian Prime Minister, Kirribilli House. The vast majority of Kirribilli is residential high rise apartments. Most of which offer a prime view of Sydney Harbour. There are also many prestigious schools nearby, such as Loreto Kirribilli for girls, and Saint Aloysius' College for boys. Coupled with its prime Harbour front location, it is no wonder why Kirribilli real estate is so sought after.
Last but not least, one of the biggest bonuses a suburb like Kirribilli gives you is a front row seat to the fireworks display on the Sydney Harbour Bridge every New Year's Eve.