9.5 out of 10

Lisarow

Ranked 14th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.3893247989737 151.381370518837
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"The best of Lisarow - look no further!"

We'll I must say after recently moving into Perratt Close in Lisarow, my recommendation to everyone looking to buy is "look no further". We are the happiest we've been in a long time - this street ticks all the boxes for us and the location is fantastic. From the moment we moved in, everyone has been so kind. There is definitely a community feel in this street with people stopping for a chat or a friendly wave whilst walking their dogs. There is a mixture of younger couples with families and older baby-boomers with majority owning their own home. All the home are no more than 30 years old so the street still has a modern feel to it. Everyone takes care of their lawns and even cut each others lawns I've noticed. Perratt Close is a long street which ends in a private cul-de-sac with some beautifully presented homes that offer privacy and relaxation. Whilst recently walking my dog, I noticed a home is currently for sale in my street and thought that I must put the word out there for others that they won't be disappointed. Perratt Close is a great place to live, the homes are well spaced from each other with good sized backyards and well maintained gardens. There is a lovely bush trail you can take through to and along the creek and it is a very short walk to the train station, bus stop and new supermarket Spar. This has been really great for the locals as you don't have to get into the car to grab some chops or fresh veggies for dinner - it's all here. there is also a nice bicycle track that runs from the youth centre/public school all the way to narara which we only discovered recently. Having the sara lee factory outlet store close by is also a treat when sometimes you can smell waffles baking as you walk down towards the end of the street. Fortunately, there is no noise from the factory itself which I was surprised to find out so that is even a bonus and I never hear the train go by. We did look a few homes in the other Lisarow estate which runs of Cambourn Drive, however the homes are so close together you are practically see into other peoples bedrooms on both sides or even behind. The train noise is also loud in that estate, especially the homes located on settlers ridge and burnside close but surprisingly enough on Perratt it is a very quiet street with lots of bell and whip birds tweeting, wild turkeys and plenty of cockatoos. We love the privacy of this street and can see ourselves here for a very long time. I think it's very rare to see homes up for sale in this street so when one comes up, I wouldn't hesitate to buy and would even do it again to invest if I had the money. I have noticed that living on the higher side of Perratt Close is also a plus as you get the full daytime sunshine whereas the lower set side receives more shade from the giant pine trees which are beautfiul to look at and smell. At night, the street falls dead to the world with so much peace and quiet that it is nice to have all windows open in the bedroom to let in a cool summer's breeze. This street is a must and the best place in Lisarow to live!
Pros
  • Close and walking distance to transport, shops, F3, schools, major shopping centres and Gosford CBD
Cons
  • Some of the Lisarow estates are cramped dwellings
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
May 02, 2016

"Lucky In Lisarow"

Lisarow has a lot to offer for those lucky enough to call it home! Situated between Niagara Park & Ourimbah, Lisarow is home to about 5,000 residents & has its own Village style shopping centre housing speciality shops & cafes, as well as the two BIG Super Market competitors Coles and (the soon to open) Woolworths. Lisarow has a quaint Country style Primary school and a thriving secondary high school known as Lisarow High. The area features several playing fields for leisurely activities and Pluim Park for Soccer fanatics. Major shopping centre precincts such as Erina Fair & Westfield Tuggerah are also within easy reach of Lisarow as are the popular beach suburbs of Terrigal and Wamberal.

Situated on the Great Northern Railway Line, Lisarow has its own railway station for commuters and quick access to the M1 motorway. Lisarow has a mix of Industrial outlets including the famous Sara Lee and Scholastic that offer employment to the local community. The Residential precinct is fairly young compared to other areas and offers good size family homes and a mix of Villas and Townhouse & Cluster style homes, whilst the Rural sector offers both large and smaller rural hamlets for those seeking a Lifestyle tree change. Retirees are also well catered for with the Orchard Downes Retirement Village.

Our LJ Hooker Area Sales Specialist is Francene Hall from LJH Lisarow and she is very passionate about what a great place it is to live & work! Our Property Investment Team manage over 30 quality houses, villas and townhouses in the suburb of Lisarow and we find them attractive to prospective tenants both new and familiar to the area.
Pros
  • Major Supermarkets
  • Easy M1 Freeway Access
  • Family Oriented Lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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+

"A woman's perspective on Lisarow"

I have lived in many spots around Sydney and have yet to find a place as nice as Lisarow. The surrounding suburbs pale by comparison when you look at value for money, resale and bloody friendly neighbours. The access to public transport when I walk down my street on Perratt is unlike any other. No of the other street in Lisarow or Niagra Park, Narara, Wyoming, have nice people and are as convenient without the comish accent that you don't need. I have lived throughout Sydney and the value for money, and hospitality you receive on the coast are true blue. I looked at the review from another person and as a woman I couldn't agree more. At least I feel safe on Perratt as everyone says g'day and its nice to have a yarn every once in a while with a bit of class. Good luck in finding a home although if you see one on Perratt, you're best to move on it.
Pros
  • Safe and walking distance from public transport
  • Excellent Schools
  • Close and walking distance to transport, shops, F3, schools, major shopping centres and Gosford CBD
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet & Convenient"

Close to rail, and buses, 15 mins to Tuggerah or Erina Shopping Centres and beaches, have options to travel on main roads or shortcuts through Ridgeway, Easy commute to Sydney/Newcastle with rail. Very convenient with local Bi-Lo, Cafe & restaurant, Bank, Chemist and Doctors. Sporting fields (home of Central Coast Soccer Field) Fagans Park. Walking distance to local High School and Primary School. Leafy areas with bush views, nice homes and a retirement village near by. We find it so handy and convenient, and always travelling against the traffic in peak hour. Great neighbours and we have a family friendly yearly street Xmas party every year. Whats not to like.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful quiet place, close to everything."

Lisarow is green and beautiful. Away from the hustle bustle of Erina but only 10minutes drive from anything. You wake up to the sound of bellbirds and look out to lush trees and landscape. Lisarow is only 5minutes from the train station and the F3. With primary school nearby and the highschool only 10minutes up the road. The perfect place to raise your children or to retire to.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Good place for families"

From the earliest days of European settlement, colonists were eager to move into the area we now refer to as the Central Coast. However, the dramatic landscape and richly forested bushland that attracted settlers also - quite literally - repelled them. With nothing more than a rough track to connect it to Sydney until well into the 1800s, the area remained inaccessible to all but the most determined settlers. Those who did move to the region were well-rewarded. The Central Coast’s fertile soils and dense forests provided enterprising settlers with incomes from farming and forestry. Still, the pace of local development was slow until the late 1800s when the train line between Gosford and Sydney opened, and with it a railway station at Lisarow. Suddenly Lisarow – then a tiny settlement – was easily accessible to holiday makers from the south. The pristine forests and nearby waterways drew an ever-increasing number of tourists looking for respite from the noise and crowds of Sydney. Of course, contemporary Lisarow has changed in the last hundred years. Today, Lisarow is a highly sought after residential suburb with a large retail precinct still - fortunately - surrounded by gorgeous bushland.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids