7.6 out of 10

Fairy Meadow

Ranked 26th best suburb in Illawarra
-34.39821023346 150.895189778427
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers
  • Tourists

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Mar 17, 2020

"Yuck"

Dodgy looking area. I get off at North Wollongong station to go to UOW and the amount of bogans and sketchy people that get on or off around fairy meadow speaks volumes about the suburb. From another review on here it states that its dangerous, not suprised cause many streets here look run down as anything. I suspect its full of housing commission. You have to be careful around fairy meadow at night.
1/5
2yrs+

"Not Good"

Ugly Streets, unsafe at night
sydneyb
sydneyb Agree, some place looks like slum
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to shops, beach, restaurants, pubs, transport, schools, tafe and UOW. Far enough away from the hussle and bustle of Wollongong city but a close bike ride or taxi fare to the city."

Love this place!!
Pros
  • Industrial areas
  • Specialty shops
  • Aldi and Woolies
  • Close to the beach
  • Close to town
  • Close to uni
  • Public Transport - Train and Bus
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the Best"

Central to everything- uni, town, innovation campus, shops, the beach, train line, freeway...

Cheaper than North Gong and still an easy walk to North Gong Pub
Pros
  • Close to uni
  • Close to town
  • Public Transport - Train and Bus
  • Aldi and Woolies
  • Close to the beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good little suburb"

Been living in this suburbs as renter (UoW student) and a home owner and also investor I must admit that this suburbs has many benefits for student and for family.
Pros
  • Close to the beach
  • Aldi and Woolies
Cons
  • Not enough nightlife place to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

Unranked Streets in Fairy Meadow

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Fairy Avenue

3.5/5
-34.3973210187 150.8911184646

Brian Street

3.5/5
-34.3854638103 150.8864739359

Angus St

2.5/5
-34.38413 150.88663
-34.39021 150.89596
-34.3968941319 150.887812653

Charles Rd

3.5/5
-34.386211716 150.8930992194
-34.38803 150.88935
"Nice plca to live"
-34.3951729242 150.8973612575