7.8 out of 10

Bogangar

-28.3331118021181 153.568973059323
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"I Caba's Defence"

I am a little bewildered by another review on this site reflecting on...

1/ 'Poor TV reception'. I get 54 digital TV stations perfectly. (thats about 25 more than my friends in Brisbane) This includes Gold Coast TV, of course.There is probably nowhere better to get two states TV signals in the country, without an expensive antenna.

2/ 'Poor mobile reception' The i-phone 4 uses 3G technology and works perfectly with full signal strength.Of course if you're with Vodaphone, you're lucky to get any reception, anywhere!

3/ 'Slow internet speed' Although not outstanding, the Internet Speed average where I am in Caba is 1.77 Mbps, well above the 1.2 minimum for ADSL. Not shattering I agree, but certainly fast enough to stream movies etc.
Pros
  • Beach
  • People
Cons
  • ummm zero
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
HP5
HP5 ... wow 54 channels - I bet you get scores of shopping channels!
Dec 05, 2015
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Love it, despite some obvious compromises which need to be made"

If you forget about the very frequent power outages, the non existent mobile coverage, the terrible TV coverage and the slowiest broadband ever, this is the place to be. One of the last haven on the Tweed Coast (although it looks like the developpers are getting in too) as we are surrounded by a reserve which hopefully means the village cannot extend anymore and we also have a max 2 storey building policy. Not too many shops (but apparently we're getting a Woolworths) and some nice neighbours who mind their own business and make the whole environment very peaceful. Not many parks unfortunately. If like us you have no kids and it's all about your pets, you will find a fantastic vet surgery opened 7 days but no off leash park. The only option is the 2 off leash beaches. There are a lot of dogs in Cabarita Beach and a little bit of a barking issue but not that bad once you get used to it.
Beautiful swimming and surfing of course. The only major problem that if I had known of I would not have moved here I guess is the bush fire risk. We've been living there for less than a year and had 2 major ones. Not very nice breathing in smoke for 10 days and worrying about your house and pets but that's nature I guess.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good"

Good
Recommended for
  • Families with kids