Riverside views and bush along Parramatta River.

Gladesville is part of the Northern Suburbs area. Located 10 km north-west of the Sydney CBD, in the local government areas of the City of Ryde and the Municipality of Hunter's Hill.

The Gladesville Bridge, a Sydney landmark that links the North Shore to the Inner West takes its name from the suburb. The cottage Rockend, where the poet Banjo Paterson lived in the 1870s and 1880s, is considered another historical landmark. It was built circa 1850 and is still preserved and open to the public in Banjo Paterson Park, Punt Road.   In 2011, there were 10,974 residents in Gladesville. The majority of people stated they were born in Australia.   Well served by public transportation, Gladesville has busses running along Victoria Road, between the Sydney CBD and Ryde, with some services continuing as far as Parramatta. Bus services along Pittwater Road connect with Chatswood and Woolwich.   Huntley’s Point Ferry Wharf or Gladesville Ferry Wharf is in the neighbouring suburb of Huntleys Point.