8.3 out of 10

Curl Curl

-33.7709809632638 151.291452901581
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
Jun 24, 2016

"Peaceful beachside lifestyle"

Curl Curl is a small leafy, peaceful family-friendly area with beautiful ocean views. The highlight of this suburb would definitely have to be the 600m strip of beach and Richie Roberts Reserve stretching from North Curl Curl to South Curl Curl.

There are 4 good schools in the area and bus public transport runs throughout the suburb which makes it easy for the kids to get around.
Pros
  • Views!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Curly"

Curl Curl better known as ‘Curly’ is a suburb of the Northern Beaches and is located 18 kilometres north east of the Sydney central business district and Warringah Council is the local government.

Curl Curl may be derived from the Aboriginal phrase ‘curial curial’, meaning river of life. Curl Curl Lagoon separates Curl Curl from North Curl Curl and runs into the ocean at Curl Curl Beach. Curl Curl Beach runs along the eastern border and follows onto North Curl Curl Beach and is one of the top spots for surfing.

North Curl Curl’s original lure was its lagoon and beach. The beach is safest and most attractive in the northern corner during summer and is popular with families. North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1922 and is a volunteer community service patrolling from September to April each year.

Curl Curl is approximately 1 km² and is serviced by 3 bus routes 136: Manly to Chatswood; 139: Manly to Warringah Mall; E65: South Curl Curl to Sydney CBD.

There are three parks in Curl Curl – Weldon Park, Adam Street Ground and Richie Roberts Reserve. Richie Roberts Reserve is a popular spot for locals to walk their dogs along next to Curl Curl Beach. Weldon Park is a sporting ground for netball, bowls and other sporting activities.

South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving was established in 1918 and has volunteer lifeguards patrolling Curl Curl Beach from October to April each year.

Stewart House is located on Carrington Road across from South Curl Curl Beach. It is a hospital, a charity and a school. It provides students with an opportunity for a break from their current circumstances. Over the years, more than 150,000 children have benefited from a stay at Stewart House.

Harbord Bowling Club is nestled in the back streets of Curl Curl opposite John Fisher Park & Weldon Park. It has a strong membership of locals and often holds tournaments. With substantial parking, a large open room and quality food and wine packages, it is popular as a function venue for celebrations, corporate bowls events days and weddings. It is also a popular spot for the locals to catch up and have a good feed.
Pros
  • Views!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Soon to boom"

Curl Curl is a suburb of Sydney 18 kilometres north-east of the CBD in the local government area of the Warringah Council but still considered to be in the Northern beaches district of Sydney. Bounded on the north by North Curl Curl, the east by the Pacific Ocean, the south by North manly and Freshwater and to the west by Brookvale. The population in 2006 was 2160 with 28.5% under 18 and 15.5% over 60.

Curl Curl Beach is a pleasant 600 metres of clean sand and dunes accessible off Carrington Parade. There is plenty of parking space and access to the beach by about 10 walkways. The tidal pool has plenty of shallow water for the youngsters to paddle and splash and sufficient deeper water for adults to swim their laps. The water outside the pool can get fairly rough and spectacular during storms. The swell can be breathtaking when it impacts the rocks around the pool.

With almost 70% of the dwellings being separate houses the population density is considerably lower than neighbouring North Curl Curl. The median house price is $1.125,000 and unit median price is $670,500.

All in all a pleasant place to live and one with a future of increasing value.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids