8.2 out of 10

Forestville

Ranked 252nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.764912460747 151.208329034302
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Beach Lovers
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 14, 2015

"Hideaway ... Shhhh!"

A great suburb - we just dont want too many people to know about it! Quiet, unspoilt, and a stones throw from both city and beaches. Large plots of land and very family orientated. The perfect hideaway. Perfectly placed between Chatswood and Warringah Mall. Shhhhh keep it a secret!
Pros
  • The transport isn't bad at all....
  • Great neighbours
  • Quiet and friendly.
  • Close to beach
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Tranquil Forestville"

Forestville is peaceful with great bird life and bush walks. The neighbours are friendly and helpful. It's a relatively safe neighbourhood to raise a family with close proximity to a variety of schools. Although there are decent places to dine and a few cafes to choose from, the ambiance is not trendy or stylish. None the less, it is close to Chatswood and positioned with easy access to beaches and the CBD should you want to venture out for more excitement.
Pros
  • Great neighbours
  • Quiet and friendly.
  • Close to beach
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden secret"

20mins from the city and 10mins from the beach. Great combination of local amenities, excellent city/chatswood bus service, national parks, sporting fields, schools, child care and fantastic neighbours.

The bridge is a perception of distance more than reality. For 30% less than the equivalent house on the Roseville side, there's a lot to love about Forestville.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Close to beach
  • Great neighbours
  • Quiet and friendly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Great for Families!"

I know many families moving to Forestville from the lower North Shore. Property is definitely increasing in price but still affordable compared to the $000,000,000's being asked elsewhere. The local schools are great and the community spirit is fantastic. I would say that it is probably boring if you are a trendy, hip late teens/twenties but is is wonderful for families with kids.
Pros
  • Great neighbours
  • Quiet and friendly.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"Boring and lacks facilities"

SuperGirl
SuperGirl What is your background Tom? You sound like a single guy who needs to be living near a couple of night clubs. Yes it is the burbs but there are many things to do around here.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Forestville"

The suburb of Forestville is situated 15 kilometres north of Sydney’s CBD in the local government are of Warringah Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region. It has a population of about 7,700 of whom 25% are under 18, and 24% of whom are over 60.

Originally the area was used for timber cutting. Today, the suburb is mainly residential with the average price of houses being $750,000 and units $470,000. There is a local shopping centre and the large Forestway Shopping Centre is nearby.

Schools in the suburb are the Montessori Forestville School for preschool to year 12, Forestville Primary and a Catholic school. Other schools are located in nearby suburbs.

The area is service by Forest Coach Lines which take commuters to Chatswood Railway Station or to Warringah Mall and the beaches. Most people however use private car for transport.

Forestville is the NSW headquarters of WIRES which is a wildlife rescue service – it you see an injured or orphaned native animal they are the people to call. They probably get lots of work and the Garingal National Park is nearby.

Forestville is a pleasant suburb close to all facilities and has a lot going for it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Killarney Heights - Great Community & Schools"

Both Forestville and Killarney Heights are on the same post code.

Killarney Heights is the most fantastic suburb to live in. The Community spirit in this suburb is great. The suburb has the most amazing pre school, primary school and high school. The area plays host to losts of sporting facilities with tennis, ovals, parks, dance centre and a great swimming centre.

There is a local shopping centre which has a small coffee shop, fruit & vege, convenience store & a japenese bakery - which is great for small supplies. You do need to go to Forestville Shops (a very short drive) to do the weekly shopping.

Given the main traffic into the area are locals it is a very safe area to bring up a family.

It is very central to everything the northern beaches has to offer - for shopping you have Chatswood and the Mall about 10-15 mins drive, beaches are 15mins away, a boat launching ramp 5 mins away, national park 5 mins away.

The suburbs only down fall is the public transport for working people. The Forest Coach Bus Service is a great service but given there is only limited services into Chatswood and the city there is a need to transfer buses at the main road.

Would recommend this suburb to any family or people wanting a warm, friendly community to live in.
Pros
  • Quiet and friendly.
  • Great neighbours
Cons
  • Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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+

"The Forestville Escape."

Forestville is versatile, appealing to all age groups. It is close to Chatswood Interchange (5min bus), which is excellent for students at private schools from Milsons Point to Wahroonga. Via Forest way, it is a scenic, uninterupted drive to St. Ives Shopping Village, same through the Forest to Warriewood Centro. It is close to the beach, and Club of The Year, 2010, DY RSL.For lovers of wildlife, there is a great variety of friendly native birds, lizards and possums, which make good little friends, and introduce children to wildlife conservation. Forestville is an area retaining wildlife well, ( WIRES is in Cook St.) The CBD is only 15mins away. No tolls, no tunnels. Driving home over the Roseville Bridge, the day's cares fade away, with Forestville standard time taking over. This is the place to be...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The perfect suburb"

Forestville is perfect for families. It's quiet, safe and leafy. There are lots of sporting facilities and parks. The high school is the best on the northern beaches. It's central to everything you need - 10 minutes from the beaches, 15 minutes (or less!) from the city. Though retail therapy in Forestville itself is not great you have Chatswood 8 minutes away and the Mall not much further - how good is that! The same can be said for eating out. Willoughby is a stone's throw away and there are some great foods spots there. Public transport is actually very good compared to other areas of the Forest. The perfect suburb!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees