Positioned in the leafy Upper North Shore of Sydney, Gordon is 15 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District and is the administrative centre for the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. Gordon is located on a major transport artery, the Pacific Highway and near the intersection of Ryde Road and Mona Vale Road which form a link between the northern beaches, Homebush Bay, the St George District and Sutherland Shire. Gordon railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network with frequent commuter services. A bus stop outside the station is a terminus for various routes including those to St Ives, West Pymble, Mona Vale/Warriewood and Macquarie University.


Gordon is home to two schools, Gordon East Public School (K-6) and Ravenswood School for Girls (K-12). Gordon West Public School is also a part of the district’s school, but is located in West Pymble. Gordon Community Preschool supports children from 3 – 5 years of age. Given its central locality and fantastic transport links, residents of Gordon will also have access to many other high-performing schools in the surrounding suburbs.


Gordon has a commercial area with many shops, restaurants and cafes along the Pacific Highway and around Gordon railway station. Gordon Centre is a shopping centre which includes a Harvey Norman, Woolworths, as well as a butcher, bakery, pharmacy and other stores. Gordon Village Arcade located across the road, is a shopping arcade and includes many stores and cafes as well as the Post Office. Household hardware chain Bunnings Warehouse is located nearby on the Pacific Highway. There is also an abundance of health and medical services available in Gordon, including three medical centres, medical imaging, optometrists, hearing specialist and psychologists.