9.2 out of 10

Maroubra

Ranked 69th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9442645843792 151.249934579839
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
Mar 16, 2016

"Maroubra Beach.. On The Move!"

Coastal suburb on the move.
With vibrant new cafes, restaurants and boutique outlets... Maroubra is a changing cosmopolitan precinct.
Hamblin's Florist not only offering some of the areas finest flowers, check out their gift range too !!!!
Wonder along the coast and have a nice walk, jump in for a swim and have lunch at the FeedBag its a perfect day out for families, couples and singles alike.
Pros
  • Close to Everything
  • Good Public Transport
  • Safe
Cons
  • some houses close to the beach are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Eastern Suburb"

Maroubra is located 10 km South of the Sydney CBD, part of the Eastern Suburbs region. It is 15-20 minutes to the CBD in non peak hour. It is a very safe and convenient suburb. Very close to the beach, Eastgardens shopping centre, Bondi, UNSW, Coogee and CBD. I have lived in Maroubra all my life and love it!
Pros
  • Safe
  • Close to Everything
  • Good Public Transport
Cons
  • housing commission located in the southern end of the suburb
  • some houses close to the beach are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Beach Beach and more Beach."

Great Beach, open spaces and consistent surf. Fishing is excellent around the area along the beach and rocks. Nice walks along the coast and headlands. Nightlife is not happening so you have to go elsewhere but that is a bonus. Superb Eastern Suburbs bus services into the city and surrounds. POW hospital is close by as is the Football Stadium, Cricket Ground, Centennial Park and Randwick Racecourse to name but a few. Easy access to the airport. Cheaper than Coogee and Randwick for Realty.

When you live at Maroubra, you only leave the area for work or holidays.

I must mention the reported poor reputation of Maroubra re youth and public housing. This has been a problem in the past but over the last few years, a lot of effort has been put into clearing up the mess and this work has paid off. The closure of the hotel at the beach has been a real bonus as well.
Recommended for
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"GREAT PLACE TO LIVE"

I own an apartment on Marine Pde. Have lived in Maroubra since 2005. Love it! The beach is my courtyard. Great during summer but can get quite congested. Beautiful beach which attracts many surfers, local & tourist.
Randwick council does a great job looking after the street and streetscape.
Could do with better shops down by the beach but the currents shops are good. Shop owners are very friendly.
I love Maroubra beach!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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 great beach town with friendly little community"

Love Maroubra, it has a friendly atmosphere and great little community. The beach doesnt get as crowded as its neighbour beaches and generally is only frequented by the locals.

great town!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"The most convenient suburb"

Very convenient
There is Pacific square shopping centre nearby
3 big local supermarket : Coles, Aldi, Franklins
2 Asian groceries: Miracle, Sun Li
Lots of restaurants along the Anzac Parade and Maroubra Road
Lots of Medical Facilites
Close to City, Eastgarden (Westfield Shopping centre), UNSW, Bondi, Maroubra beach, La Perouse, Coogee
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Pleasant Maroubra"

The Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra is 10 kilometres south east of the CBD, in the local government area of the City of Randwick and is part of the Eastern Suburbs. It is bounded by South Coogee to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east, Malabar and
Matraville to the south and Pagewood to the west. It has a population of over 26,000, 18% of whom are under 18 and 21% of whom are over 60.

Maroubra Beach stretches for about a mile on Maroubra Bay. There are two surf clubs located in Maroubra and Maroubra Beach was the second Australian beach to be added to the National Surfing Reserve. It is a very popular and safe swimming area.

Maroubra Junction is the location for one of the main shopping precincts in the area. The new Pacific Square is in Maroubra Junction. There are other shopping areas in the suburb notably the South Maroubra shopping village near the beach.

House prices are not as high as those of some of the neighbouring suburbs with the average price of houses being about $850,000. Nearly 40% of the properties in the suburb are rentals.

Children are well catered for in Maroubra. There are two high schools and two primary schools as well as a secondary private school run by the Greek Orthodox Church.

Maroubra is a very popular suburb with lots to do and see.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Maroubra - Great place for the Young"

Maroubra is a beach side suburb of Sydney and is well known for its great beach. This long beach in an arc shape is a favourite for surfers yet is patrolled and has some safe swimming areas between the flags. There is a promenade that stretches the length of the beach and is a favourite for walkers. Opposite the beach is the Maroubra Seals Club which offers cold beer, spirits and soft drinks, gym and pool, bistro and restaurant as well as live entertainment. There are a number of fast food outlets and shops along the foreshore. Further up the road at Maroubra Junction there are major shopping malls, hotels, motels and restaurants. Maroubra’s close proximity to Sydney CBD makes in an ideal place to live although house and rental prices are getting quite expensive.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice and convenient suburb"

Maroubra is about a thirty minutes’ bus ride from Sydney via Anzac Parade. There are many buses that service this area and you will never have to wait too long to hop onto a bus that will bring you to your destination. Unfortunately, for those who like to travel by train, this will not be a suburb of your choice. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes in Maroubra. Additionally, it is only two stops away from Eastgardens Shopping Centre in Pagewood.

There are many houses around Maroubra and lately, there has been more development and hence many more residential units around Maroubra town centre. Maroubra is also close to the beach. This beach is very popular with surfers and boarders alike; although it can get pretty territorial at times and fights do result at the beach.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees