The name Belrose comes from two native plants – the Christmas Bell and the native rose. Early on Belrose was dominated by rural surrounds . There are still many small rural lots in Belrose of 1 to 5 acres where horse riding facilities can be found. Belrose adjoins the beautiful Garigal National Park and the rural suburb of Terrey Hills to the north. The area has seen development of retirement villages including the Belrose Country Club, Wesley Gardens Retirement Village and Glenaeon. There are many sporting fields and recreational facilities, highlighted by Lionel Watts ovals and the nearby showground. Glenrose Shopping Centre and Belrose Village are two shopping centres in the suburb. It is home to the Austlink Business Park and the Belrose Supa Centre, one of the best homemaker and lifestyle shopping centres in Sydney. There is also the Glen Street Theatre for entertainment and the community is serviced with the Glen Street Library. Covenant Christian School, Belrose Public School, Wakehurst Public School, John Colet School, a Rudolf Steiner School and Yanginanook School – an independent Christian primary school, are all the different schools that Service the Belrose area. Forest Coach Lines provides regular services to the City, Chatswood, St.Ives and to other suburbs in the Northern Beaches region.
The name Belrose comes from two native plants – the Christmas Bell and the native rose.