8.5 out of 10

Mirrabooka

-33.1134418544165 151.556019246678
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
Not great for
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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 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+

"Best address anywhere."

Mirrabooka, what can I say, I have lived her for 15 of the best years of my life. It is truly the best address in all of Lake Macquarie. It is quiet and freindly. I have not locked my car in all the time i've lived here. The hustle and bustle (if required) is only 40mins away (Newcastle) andfor those who want it (Sydney is less than an hour by road (F3). Transport is great, schools are great, shopping also with 2 coles and Wollies, Great fishing for those inclined, fast food with KFC, Maccas and subway. Several restarunts, clubs and pubs. A place with something for everyone.
Pros
  • great fishing in Australias largest salt water lake.
  • the best for boaties
  • Friendly people, quiet, family neighborhood,
  • Good distance to Newcastle and Sydney
  • Good Internet, no crime, minimal traffic, lots of parking,
  • Great Place to bring up kids
  • Slower pace than most places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to grow up"

I moved to Mirrabooka as a child, nearly 11 years ago and I have loved living here.
We are friends with every one in the street, there is a little shopping village 4 minutes away, and it is safe enough to walk your dog at night. It is 10 minuets away from Morisset train station, and 15 minutes to the F3 freeway. The cost of living is moderate. People fish, play golf, ride bikes, go boating, walk their dogs, go to the gym, shop at Bonnells bay shops, Morisset Square, Westfield Tuggerah, Toronto Town Square, or Charlestown Square. Most of the kids go to Morisset High School, it has an average reputation but if you have a kid that wants to learn they will. If you have a child that needs a more shelterd environment I would recommend Charlton Christan College or Avondale. Every where from Silver Water, Sunshine, Bonnelles Bay, Yarrawonga Park, Balcolyn, and the surrounding suburbs are similar to Mirrabooka in lifestyle and people. Of course the newer areas are better, but they are also more expensive. The only negative thing i can think of is that our cars have been egged a couple of times in the past 11 years.
Pros
  • Good distance to Newcastle and Sydney
  • Friendly people, quiet, family neighborhood,
  • Good Internet, no crime, minimal traffic, lots of parking,
Cons
  • Not many activities to do
  • The few derelict kids that egg cars when they are bored
  • Rentals are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian