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What people are saying

beng88
"Many beautiful, older style cottages"
andyc9
"Tarneit station gets you into city in 26 minutes"
deeput
"Public transport is sometimes harder. "
ragedg
"Quiet and safe"

Movers & shakers in the rankings

#189 - Up 1 spot in Melbourne (Greater)

#409 - Down 20 spots in Sydney (Greater)

#281 - Up 1 spot in Melbourne (Greater)

Top community reviews

franoatkins
5/5 rating details
  • Childcare 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Suburb with a great deal of potential"

I have lrented all over the northern beaches - Narrabeen, Balgowlah Heights, Queenscliff and Fairlight. We couldn't afford a house in the lower northern beaches and did not want to settle for an apartment. We started looking at Manly Vale, North Balgowlah and Allambie Heights. North Balgowlah is more expensive, and while a little closer to the city, you seem to lose that feeling of being close to the beach. Manly Vale and Allambie Heights are in similar price brackets, but Allambie Heights offe... Full review
Pros
  • Unrenovated properties exist with good fundamentals if willing to renovate
  • Quiet and peaceful
  • So Safe , School, Shops, Transport
  • Close to shopping centres
  • Next growth area
  • Perfect for the growing family
Cons
  • May take time for the general quality of houses to improve
  • Lower Allambie Heights in preference to Upper Allambie Heights
  • Manly Dam side of Allambie Road in preference to Warringah Mall side
  • Sales get snapped up quickly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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