Positioned in the highly-sought after Upper North Shore of Sydney, Lindfield is 13 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District and is in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. This suburb of 5.17 square kilometres contains residential housing of California bungalow and federation style, in double brick and tile construction. Australian native bushland in Garigal National Park and Lane Cove National Park borders the suburb. The suburb is known for its leafy surrounds and relaxed suburban lifestyle. Lindfield railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network and is about 30 minutes by train from the Sydney central business district. The Pacific Highway is the main arterial road through Lindfield. Lindfield has a small commercial area on both sides of Lindfield railway station on the Pacific Highway and Lindfield Avenue.


Lindfield is home to several schools including, Lindfield Public School, Lindfield East Public School, Newington College Preparatory, School Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Masada College (K-6), and Lindfield Learning Village public school.


There are several community centres in Lindfield including Lindfield Community Centre, East Lindfield Community Hall at Crana Avenue and West Lindfield Community Hall at Moore Avenue. There is also the Lindfield Library which is a branch of the Ku-ring-gai Municipal Library Network. Furthermore, there are two tennis courts at the Lindfield Community Centre and a further two courts at Lindfield Park in Tryon Road.