6.7 out of 10

Gunnedah

Ranked 5th best suburb in Northern
-30.9849722305176 150.233724794748
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 11, 2019

"least friendly town in NSW"

Wow! What a clique town Gunnedah is... and what the hell have they got to be snobby about? Open your eyes "Sunny Gunny"... your real estate is lazy - obviously you had a boom in the 50's, again in the 70's and nothing has been done to these homes since; and now the developers and a greedy council have let loose with project homes. Brighten those 50's and 70's houses up. Plenty of work in this town for a renovator or two (if you can afford the high prices for run down property).

Try meeting a few locals: good luck. Pretty exclusive groups here. Sporting clubs obviously not needing new members (fishing club excepted). Volunteers all run by oldies who have grown up together and don't understand why you would move from within 500m of the hospital you were born in.

So much potential here but not a welcome in sight. Couldn't tick more than one of the good things about this town: schools alone. Plenty to choose from.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The mining boom is here"

Pros
  • Lots of jobs due to mining boom
  • Very sport orientated
  • Excellent parks and sporting facilities
Cons
  • Classed society still
  • Everyone knows everyone elses business - it loves gossip
4/5 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live and extremely convenient"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Gunnedah - Large growing community."

Gunnedah is located 440 north west of Sydney in the beautiful Namoi Valley. There is an amazing amount of koala living in Gunnedah so it has earned the name “The Koala Capital of the World” If you want to get ‘up close and personal with these creatures then visit the Waterways Wildlife Park. For camping, caravanning and water sport fun head to Lake Keepit State park. Other attractions include museums of various kinds and for the city folk, visit the saleyards and see auctioneers at work. Gunnedah offers all manner of sport including swimming centre and a heated pool, golf, tennis cricket etc and there are numerous walking tracks for the adventurer. There is no shortage of places to stay with caravan parks, B 7 B’s, guesthouses, hotels and motels.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids