6.8 out of 10

Boorowa

-34.4157921041621 148.718215033975
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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

""Boorowa" looks like Berry's little cousin."

This beautiful town seems to inhibit very similar characteristics to Berry NSW. Rural Culture, Antiques, lively town from the morning until the afternoon, coffee shops that project you to a time of old. Walk into the Court House for lunch and a chat. Famous Pies are found in the main street and one of the most attractive churches in rural NSW " St. Patricks". The festivals are great, the steak lunch and dinner is fantastic with real australian beef from the locale.

Drive to Wyangala Dam for water sports or simply jump into the Boorowa local pool.

If you are ever near Yass or Young drive into to little boorowa, the home of the Superb Parrot and Sheep country. The rural Festivals are great fun!
Pros
  • Friendly
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful, friendly place to live"

Boorowa is 1/2 hour from Young and Yass, 45mins to Cowra and just over 1 hour easy drive to Canberra. The area is about 11/2 hours from Wyangalla Dam (90% full) where there are plenty of recreational facilities for fishing, sking, & swimming.

Boorowa has some great shops, antique and wool centre as well as fantastic eating places, great pubs and art and craft centre. Borrowa is always a busy town centre with a great many tourists passing through.

Boorowa has a wonderful hospital, doctor and nurses with physio and emergency department. There is a fantastic aged care facility including villa and hostel accomodation. The schools in Boorowa are excellent with public and catholic education available.

Many people travel to Canberra on a daily basis for work (some car pool). Housing in Boorowa is much cheaper than Canberra with a rural lifestyle thrown in. I wouldn't live anywhere else.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Rural atmosphere
  • safe
Cons
  • Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet sleepy town, not much to do"

This is a good place to stop in the park on a drive through. Living here is very rural, not much choice of anything, but it is quite central to visit Young, Yass, Cowra, with some cool little villages within an hour, eg Koorawatha and Binalong.
Recommended for
  • Retirees