Whats the best suburb in the Menai District

People ask me this all the time and it usually depends on where you are living now. Bangor is sought after by buyers seeking better value than areas like Jannali, Bonnet Bay & Como areas and it's usually as far as they are prepared to go west. It's also very popular with renovators and those looking for a knock down rebuild opportunity as well as upper end buyers looking for larger blocks with good views or close proximity to bushland. Menai, especially near the shopping centre is highly sought after for it's large modern homes and it's convenience to shops, restaurants and bus interchange. Illawong and Alfords Point are very popular with buyers from just across the river such as Padstow, Lugarno, Picnic Point and as far away as Georges Hall for larger homes, many with views or access to the Georges or Woronora rivers. Barden Ridge in the last 12 months has had an extraordinary high level of interest recording the highest median sale price of any suburb in the 2234 postcode of over $800,000, the new championship Ridge Golf Course and recently built homes as well as two popular K12 schools would have helped drive this interest.
Question asked via Homely.com.au The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Ray White.
5 people following
this discussion
Report

4 Comments

Marko 2yrs+
Hi Andew,

I am from just across the river like you have mentioned and wonder if I could ask you, where would you personally live in the district?

I am quite happy with all the suburbs in the 2234 postcode area however I would like to know much more inside information (which is what this site should help with!).

For example, according to police records, I hear that Bangor is the safest suburb in the whole Sutherland district whereas on the other side of the scale Engadine not as much.

Going along with the good news for Bangor, if you did a comprehensive car quote with certain insurance companies and for the same details throughout (age, car, history etc) its interesting to note that Bangor comes out the cheapest yet Illawong suprisingly is the more expensive, with Menai, Alfords Point and Barden Ridge all in between. There is not massive differences in price but surely they have reasoning for this.

Many of the site reviews of the area and street reviews are done by real estate agents and I have found that all its doing is helping agents own interests here and not struggling home buyers, especially first timers...

Thanks for the information you have provided and I am keen to hear more of yours and others input on this...
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Ray White.
Hi Marko,
We live in Bangor and are in the middle of renovating a home built when I was my son's age. We look out to a bushland valley and it's very very quiet. Bangor suits us for work (it's 1500m to the office, I don't even have a stop sign on the way), schools and the types of homes are easy to ad value to and are usually on bigger blocks. You look like you have done plenty of home work, it's interesting with the insurance rates. Home is where you hang your hat, just don't over extend your self, it's much easier to grind down a smaller loan and if you are living in the Shire you're a winner in any suburb, just don't tell too many people. Cheers
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Ray White.
jade123 2yrs+
Bangor is indeed not bad and generally lacking the 'bored youth' problems of Sutherland and Engadine however it is a little isolated (although woolies will be setting up soon, in addition to the one 5min away at Menai) and there is the occasional whiff a couple of days a year from the tip at Lucas Heights.
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Ray White.
EvangeliaK Dec 01, 2015
Hi Jade,
I have lived in Barden Ridge for about a year & have never experienced the "occasional whiff" from the tip. Is this something that has improved or should I expect this at some point.
Must say I love this area and the community feel. Would highly recommend Bangor/Menai/Barden Ridge to anyone and am very happy with the choice to move to this area
Report
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Ray White.

Add a comment