Wahroonga is arguably one of the Upper North Shores most prestigious suburbs, boasting many grand family estates on significant land holdings. Researching the fascinating history of the well established area reveals the following: Thomas Hyndes was granted 2,000 acres in 1839, John Terry Hughes was granted 2,000 acres in 1842 & John Brown was granted 640 acres in 1838. Some of Sydney's most exclusive private schools are located within the area, including Knox Grammar, Abbotsleigh & Barker. Other popular schools include Wahroonga Public School, Prouille Catholic School & Wahroonga Preparatory School. Also located in nearby suburbs are Loreto Normanhurst & St Leo's Catholic College.