8.8 out of 10

Ballina

Ranked 8th best suburb in Richmond-Tweed
-28.8584102151607 153.562837309715
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  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 24, 2015

"Great little coastal town..."

Water slides for the kids, golden beaches, fishing, boating, bushwalking.... cafes, restaurants, shops....what more could you want. This place is laid back but it's slowly changing and becoming more popular.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Beautiful
  • Friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beachlife retirement and family holiday town"

Ballina is a great place to retire in. The beach areas are great.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A large coastal town - a great spot to raise a family"

Ballina is situated on the eastern coast of Australia about 750 km north of Sydney. It is a thriving town, with a population of nearly 17,000.

The major drawcard is the coastline - there are many stunning beaches and great surf. The sand is pure and white, and the sea is a deep blue.

It is a lovely spot to raise a family. The large size of the city means that there are all of the essential services, shops and a number of schools.

There is quite a sporting culture in the town too, not too mention a cruisy and laidback surf culture as well.

Ballina has its own airport too, so it's easy to stay connected with the rest of Australia from here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Ballina - Loads of Community Spirit"

Ballina is at the mouth of the Richmond River and is a fantastic place to holiday or live. There is so much to do. The town is large enough to house all the amenities one needs including shopping centres, swimming pool, ten pin bowling, tennis and golf. The price of real estate is starting to creep up as this town becomes more popular.You can have your choice of cafes and restaurants and accommodation is available to suit all budgets. Between the beaches and rivers of this area you can indulge your favourite water sport be it swimming, kayaking, surfing fishing, etc . The Hinterland offers good walking trails. There are craft shops and your chance to purchase locally made gifts and fresh produce.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Ballina is a seaside holiday town with so much to offer that there must be something for everybody."

Ballina has a most unusual situation in that it is actually situated on an island. If you quickly look at a map it does not look like it, but it is totally surrounded by rivers. The area is known as The Northern Rivers.

There seems to be something for everybody around the Ballina area. There is the tranquility of the rivers, the surf, fishing, adventure trips, long white sandy beaches and upmarket cafés and shopping. There are clubs and pubs throughout the area with a ready supply of entertainment and quality meals.

Safe swimming, boating and fishing is available for the littlies so this makes a great place for a family holiday.

Various markets are held in town during the month and during the year there are quite a number of activities like bands playing, rodeos and the like.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees