6.6 out of 10

Palm Beach

Ranked 406th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.6058 151.32657
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
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Reviews

5/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+

"Summer getaway for Sydney's wealthy"

Incredible cliff top homes, gorgeous beach, and home to Home and Away TV series.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A retirement suburb coming alive with professionals"

When I first went to Palm Beach in the northern beaches of Sydney, it was a quiet and sleepy retirement area. There were a couple of restaurants worth remembering of which Jonahs was the best. I haven't been there for some time but it was always worth the trip from Hunter's Hill on a Wednesday evening with the girlfriend who is now my wife.

Now the place seems to be more the home of more mature professionals. Mainly homes amongst the trees with a few units and businesses scattered along the main routes like Barrenjoey Road. There are no large shopping areas yet which is a real bonus.

The main attractions to me are the beaches which are clean. Palm Beach and Whale Beach seem to be kid safe and have plenty of parking. This is great for the weekend visitors even though I would think that the residents may not totally agree.

My memories of Palm Beach go back for more than 30 years and I have watched the area change and mature. It is still a favourite place. It is as laidback as any busy suburban professional area can be but still retains the atmosphere of a beach suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great spot for holiday!"

If you are not from Sydney and you have never been too Palm Beach North from Sydney City. Then you have to check it out as its beautiful place not to miss whale beach or maybe stay at YHA on Scotland Island. YHA comes highly recommended =)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees