8.3 out of 10

Boambee East

-30.3484312655028 153.078125756145
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Singles

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Safe and sound great family suburb"

Boambee East is a 10 min drive from Coffs Harbour and a 5 min drive from Sawtell, which due to its popularity has had the highest property value increases outside of sydney (25%+ per annum for several years running before the recent stalling of the market) Boambee East is a quiet, middle class neighbouhood mainly occupied by professionals, working families and retirees. Great for public transport (buses). There is very low to no crime (if you pick the right area- speak to a local for the best parts of town) Boambee East does back onto Toormnina, which does have a crime problem and is generally a lower class of suburb then ours. Sorry Toorminarites, that's just the facts.

I picked this neighbourhood to build after living here for years as a local police officer and it has the best of everything: reasonable property prices, low crime, nice neighbours, close to beaches, flat land (rare in Coffs area), shops, Sawtells 1st Avenue for Cafes and also still close to Coffs Harbour.
Pros
  • close to sawtell without the property prices
  • Great value
  • Peacefull
  • Convenient
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Relaxing Place to Live"

You can tell that Boambee East is a nice area when you see how well everyone maintains their lawns. The houses are good value and the neighbours are great (and mostly quiet). Moving the family up here from Sydney was the best lifestyle decision ever and I can highly recommend it. My wife and I bought our modern, 4-bed house for less than the price of an old, 2-bed unit on the Northern Beaches. Childcare is much cheaper than in Sydney and parking is free when you drive into the "city" for work!
Pros
  • Friendly Neighbourhood
  • Great value
  • Peacefull
Cons
  • Not many high-income employment opportunities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great family area"

5 minutes to shops, beach and Primary/Secondary schools
10 minutes to Coffs.
Pros
  • Convenient
  • Peacefull
  • Great value
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees