7.4 out of 10

Cootamundra

-34.6361854494506 148.077075315435
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"Great country town"

We visit yearly to see parents and find the town a delight. Friendly, layed back and relaxing place to stay and live. Cootamundra is less then a hour to Wagga Wagga, 1 1/2 hours to Canberra and about 3 1/2 hours to Sydney. The major train line from Sydney to Melbourne goes through the town so you can also catch the XPT to either destination. From my limited experience it appears the Council and Town Planning are holding the town back, whilst they have many sporting events (touch, beach volleyball) that bring people to the town, they need to attract the larger business and franchises to town. If they continue to allow such business to go to towns only 30 minutes away then people will move to places like Young and Wagga Wagga rather than Cootamundra. Whilst I don't ever want to see Coota be a Young etc and maintain their small town status it has to be balanced and forward looking. All in all a beautiful town and I could easily retire here. Ensure you get a pest and building report prior to buying property especially older timber homes.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees