8.8 out of 10

Figtree

Ranked 4th best suburb in Illawarra
-34.4299995418183 150.849424863662
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 25, 2020

"Family friendly suburb with everything you need close by"

Figtree is an awesome place to live. Within 5 minutes of the Wollongong CBD by car it sits on the fringe's of Wollongong itself. A family friendly and tree lined suburb - hence the name - it has many great schools, parks and amenities. Figtree Grove Shopping Centre has everything you need with Coles, Woolworths, a 24hr K-mart plus a host of specialty stores to fulfill all your needs. Figtree Junior Soccer Club is one of the largest and best run clubs on the coast and there are plenty of gyms, sports fields and even a dog friendly park. Great access to the M1 and local buses & trains means transport is never an issue for those needing to commute - as is access to a range of local beaches. Figtree really does have it all - and at an affordable range of prices for a variety of homes too.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 11, 2019

"A lovely place with parks and a nice community"

I have lived there for a while and is a great place!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
May 31, 2019

"There have always"

There have always been mixed thoughts about this place. Some people love it for its peace and quiet with the abundance of greenery, whereas others might find it a bore with not that many activities to partake in especially at night. I reckon families with children would adore this cozy neighbourhood.
3/5 rating details
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 03, 2019

"Famous for Redgum Ridge"

Except for the redgum ridge development area, which is well above standards, the rest is just ok. Used to leave there.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Apr 02, 2019

"Diverse"

Except or the newly developed area RedGum Ridge, the rest is very old and low quality neighbourhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
2/5
Apr 02, 2019

"Only OK"

Not comparable with most northern suburbs, but OK.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Leafy, Quiet and Safe"

One of the best suburbs in Illawarra, great for families with Kids.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Perfect for families with children"

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Worth what it looks"

Cons
  • Terrible Parking
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • LGBT+
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
2yrs+

"Not so good"

Terrible roads and traffic problems. The only thing smaller than Figtree westfield is the amount of parking available.
Cons
  • Terrible Parking
  • traffic
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The place to be"

Great family suburb with fantastic facilities. Quiet and leafy, plenty of parks.
Pros
  • 5-10 minutes to the beach
  • Friendly people
  • Great schools
  • Westfield Figtree - great shopping centre
  • Good public transport
  • Lots of parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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+

"Great suburb, family-friendly place to live"

Moved into the area 2 years ago from Western Sydney.
Love all the parks, great for children.
Shopping is good with a Westfields that has both Coles and Woolies and also a Kmart, pretty much has everything you need.
There are buses that leave from the Princes Hwy that go into central Wollongong and the beach.
Glad I moved here.
Pros
  • Good public transport
  • Lots of parks
  • Friendly people
  • Great schools
  • Westfield Figtree - great shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Wonderful family suburb with great facilities"

Have lived in Figtree for 10 years and absolutely love it. Having our own Westfield shopping centre is fantastic. There are great restaurants, good doctors and medical facilities close by. Figtree Private Hospital is first class.
Schools in the area perform well, Figtree Heights Primary has less than 300 students and has a real community feel.
The beach is only a 5-10 minute drive away. Beautiful views of Mt Keira from many homes in Figtree. You've only got to look at the area on google earth to see how lush and green it is in comparison to other areas of Australia and even Sydney. The people here are very friendly and I would consider to be middle - high class. It's certainly one of the best suburbs in the Illawarra.
Pros
  • Westfield Figtree - great shopping centre
  • Great schools
  • Friendly people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Best location"

Haved lived in Wollongong for many years, Figtree has to be most family orientated suburb in close proximity to Wollongong Central .Lots of open space ,wide streets and good size blocks of land. Excellent Shopping ( including Westfield ),transport and easy access to the Freeway for the Sydney Commuters .
Schools ,your choice of several Primary Schools and easy access to Secondary Schools in adjoining areas .
Views to the Mountains / escarpment from most streets .
I dont think you can beat this suburb of choice .
Why should you listen to me !
Well, I Sell Real Estate for a living and I know a good " thing "
Greg
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Figtree

Risley Road

4.5/5
"Close to everything with a community feel"
-34.42789 150.85778
"Close to Westfield, good facilities and friendly area"
-34.42622 150.85229
"Lovely quiet street full of friendly neighbours"
-34.42956 150.8579
"Lovely Street"
-34.42904 150.84862

Valley Drive

3.5/5
"Pleasant street with a mix of older homes and substantial modern properties with great outlooks."
-34.41574 150.84834

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