8.9 out of 10

Engadine

Ranked 128th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0560381607276 151.015358161558
Great for
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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

"Ideal for the young or growing family!"

Bordered by National Park and bush land, but still close (30 mins) to Cronulla or Wollongong beaches. Quick trip to south coast or city by train. Best value for money in the Sutherland Shire, all price ranges and types of homes available. Plenty of quiet culdesacs, new parks, Anzac Sporting Facilities with top notch pool and gym. Heaps of childcare centres and high quality public or catholic school options. A lot of shopping in main street, just lacks a "Kmart type" store, but that keeps it quiet and country feel. Downside is lack of parking around town, tight street now footpath has been widened, do sometimes get the smell of the tip and sound of the army firing practice, and also if you are close to the bush you could get rats or snakes :) Also, too hilly if you like a nice bike ride !!....but overall, low crime, and ideal for raising a large family !!
Pros
  • Country living
  • family friendly
  • Friendly people
  • Heaps of very good schools
  • Very low crime
  • close to the beach
  • large shopping centre
Cons
  • smell of tip
  • sound of army guns
  • pests with living near bush
  • Very large suburb
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"It's a bit like western Sydney but in the shire"

People are fairly bogan-like. Parks and greenery are nice but too far out from rest of shire. Inconvenient to get to
Cons
  • Feels more like western Sydney than the shire
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The best place in The Shire & Sydney to live"

An extremely friendly & safe suburb. Occupied by families, singles & professionals alike. Fantastic public transport. Every shop that you could possibly need only minutes from your home. Great places to eat & socialise. Very large suburb. Only 10 minute drive to Stanwell Park Beach. Housing prices continue to saw due to overwhelming demand and occupants have a lot of house pride with many homes being renovated, updated and built new. An abundance of space, greenery & fresh air and away from all the traffic & smog. It has a holiday feel even though you're still in Sydney. The true gem of The Shire.
Pros
  • close to the beach
  • large shopping centre
  • Friendly people
  • Heaps of very good schools
  • Very low crime
Cons
  • Can be a little quiet at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb, great place to live"

Great suburb! Good facilities and services.
Everything you need, including Medicare and RTA are in the main hub.
Good friendly shops and great little restaurants scattered throughout the suburb.
Excellent schools in all areas of the suburb.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A big country town in Sydney"

Engadine is a great friendly suburb with a bit of country charm. It is situated right on the national park, only 15 minutes to a number of beaches, 30 minutes to Wollongong and 35 minutes to the Sydney CBD, Engadine provides the best of both worlds.

With Coles, Woolies, Franklins and Aldi there is a lot of options for shopping. Also, a good number of restaraunts scattered throughout the suburb give plenty of variety when you want to eat out.

Engadine is a huge suburb (the largest size wize in the world I believe), so there is a great variety of property available.
Pros
  • Very low crime
  • Heaps of very good schools
  • Friendly people
Cons
  • Very large suburb
  • Can be a little quiet at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful, crime free suburb with everything close."

Great place to live
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Heaps of very good schools
  • Very low crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"everything in one spot!!"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live!"

I have had the fortune of living in this postcode since I was born, although not always in the same suburb.

Engadine is certainly good for many things, and would appeal to many people for different reasons. The air is clean and the bush is plentiful. There are many properties with bush views and many are right on the bush itself.

Engadine also has good facilities for shopping (mainly for groceries) and is essentially the grocery "hub" if you like of at least half of the Sutherland Shire and even down as far as Helensburgh. There is a Woolworths, Coles, Franklins and soon to be Aldi. There is also Medicare and an RTA office. There are a couple of good gyms as well.

Public transport is not too bad with buses to the train station, but you would do well with a car to travel the distances as it is a VERY large suburb geographically.

The downside really is affordability. Whilst this means that you are likely to get a good resale value for your property, it can also make it quite difficult to live here. There are quite limited numbers of rental property (units/townhouses especially) in Engadine and there is always many people waiting to rent them. The result is that people pay basically whatever price people ask for if they want to rent in Engadine. This would be good from an investment point-of-view but can be difficult if you are renting like myself.

Whilst there is some aspect of crime in Engadine, I do not believe it is really any different to any other suburb in the Sutherland Shire. There is not much to do at night here and I believe much of the problems stems from drop-kicks with nothing better to do when they have been out drinking. This is probably pretty typical of most areas now though with our "modern" culture.

All in all, its a pretty good suburb to live in, if you can afford it! I believe it would be best suited to couples and families with kids.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place for families."

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

"A wonderful place to live!"

Engadine is great for families, with friendly neighbourhoods- most streets doing Christmas streets parties!
If you speak to the residents in Engadine, most have lived in Engadine forever and would't have it any other way.
With great schools, shops & restaurants and of course great bush and valley views in most of Engadine its a real treasure to live in Engadine.
The best thing about Engadine is it is away from the hussle and bussle of the rest of the Shire and a quick trip to down the coast.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees