7.4 out of 10

Narrandera

-34.6425632073495 146.582164143095
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Great Place for Easter"

I'm am annual visitor to Narrandera for the Southern Cross Cup flying competition held south of the town so I've stayed in the town motels, with mates and without, quite a few times now despite being a pom flying in from UK. So my comments might not be typical, though I am a fam of Oz bush poetry and John O'Brien though I missed the festival last year by a few days.

I have a really soft spot for this historic town with its almost victorian style brick houses, very unusual in Oz, and I enjoy every visit. I nearly bought a house here, a spanish hacienda job built by the developer of a bungalow - oops, sorry, lowset - development on the north of the town, a beautiful place but a bit out in the wilds for this city gent.

Great things about the town are its old brick houses, the John O'Brien church, and the best fish and chips I have experienced anywhere - and that's a lot of fish and chips worldwide - at the chippy on the top of main street. Its got a great lake and its a historic landmark in the breakout from Sydney in the crossing of the Murumbidgee.
Has great hot rod festival at easter when they close main street for the the hot rod runs - love that, with all the locals turning out to view.

Not so good is the feeling that the place is declining. Plenty of neat homes about but the graffiti and closed shops are starting. It gives the feel of a place living on its past, which is a real shame as this town would suit a lot of people but I do wish the standard of catering on the main street was up to the excellent standards at the RSL club.

Cheers you Aussies, I back for the Ashes - hope you have a plan for losing!

Cheers Broone
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely rural town, with supportive and friendly people."

We have moved here from Sydney and fallen in love with the place. It has NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS, that is how lacking in traffic the town is. It is picturesque, pretty and peaceful.

If you are looking for a tree change and to get away from the hustle and bustle of mad city life, this is the place to come. Great for the kids to enjoy the outdoors!

Properties offer value for money on rental return. Alot of properties being able to be positively geared immediately. The real estate won't double in resale value, but as far as a rental return goes, you can't go wrong.
Pros
  • Peaceful
  • Pretty
  • Friendly
Cons
  • A little isolated
  • You have to travel an hour for decent shopping
  • You have to travel for specialists
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers