7.6 out of 10

Ocean Shores

Ranked 15th best suburb in Richmond-Tweed
-28.5236676700105 153.520228277794
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Footpaths and playgrounds needed!"

Pros
  • family friendly beaches
  • quiet and safe
Cons
  • Footpaths please!
  • Playgrounds for kids
  • shops are okay but improvements planned
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Its great but far from paradise"

Unless you don't mind being eaten alive by sandflies and midges, poor (or no) mobile reception in many areas, and next to no medicare facilities for your average jo. Folks are amongst the best in the country though.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Family sized houses on large blocks"

Friendlly place, great to come home to at the end of the day. The shopping precinct is undergoing chage and development. Byron Bay is just down the road and there are employment opportunities in all directions.
Pros
  • close to everything
  • family friendly beaches
  • quiet and safe
Cons
  • shops are okay but improvements planned
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, Friendly and Quiet"

Moved from Sydney four years ago and we love it here. People are friendly and laid back. Lots of amenities and things to do. Byron is close by as are all the services in the Gold Coast. With SE QLD taking off, lots of people now commute from here to work there. Great beach side, quiet beaches and safe ones to swim in for the kids. Some lovely little cafes and bars in Brunswick Heads.

Property is reasonable and we don't regret having moved here.
Pros
  • quiet and safe
  • family friendly beaches
  • close to everything
Cons
  • shops are okay but improvements planned
  • not enough GPs and Dentists
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
Redstar
Redstar There are about a dozen doctors in ocean shores and several dentists too ! Not sure how many you were expecting?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A spirited community - with beach, river and life style, not over run by the masses."

Ocean Shores is an oasis away from the tourist hoards that invade most weekends and holidays into surrounding towns. There is a friendly community spirit throughout. Kids and their dogs just love the river, creeks and deserted beach. Probably the best place to live being so close to Byron and the Gold Coast just up the road. I don't think I'll be able to live in the city again.
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Safe, family friendly and next door to the beach"

Ocean shores is safe, family friendly, next to the beach and river and close to brunswick heads were all the restaurants and pubs are.
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent Street - Quiet and friendly - No flooding."

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees