9.4 out of 10

Swansea

-33.0899882636648 151.632744463516
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5
Apr 13, 2017

"Great Location."

Pros
  • Friendly people. Relaxed lifestyle.
  • Very affordable housing as it's still undiscovered.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"UNDISCOVERED."

Swansea is the gateway to Lake Macquarie, which is the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, some four and a half times larger than Sydney harbour. Swansea has a year round holiday atmosphere, it's peaceful but there is so much to do. Enjoy fishing, boating or perhaps scuba diving in the Aqua waters of the wide channel that leads from the ocean to the lake. Swansea also has an amazing opening bridge to allow vessels from around the world, to pass through into the lake. There is a public swimming pool, sports fields, schools, child care, doctors and a small shopping centre with both Woolworths and Coles. Belmont Hospital is just seven kilometres away, the huge John Hunter Hospital is approx twenty five kilometres and there are numerous private hospitals close by also. The well known surfing beaches of Caves Beach and Blacksmiths Beach are less than five minutes away. Swansea is so conveniently situated, just an hour and a half from Sydney to the south, forty minutes to Newcastle to the north or one hour to the Hunter Valley wineries to the west. Home prices here are still extremely affordable and whether you are a young family or a retiree, everything is here.
Pros
  • Friendly people. Relaxed lifestyle.
  • Very affordable housing as it's still undiscovered.
Cons
  • If you can't do without a large shopping complex, the
  • huge Charlestown Square, is seventeen kilometres or
  • Westfield Kotara just a little further.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
KylieM5
KylieM5 Hi there, we are a young family looking to move from Sydney. Do you know what the schools and kindergartens are like and if there is much work in the Lake Macquarie area? Thanks
Sep 03, 2016
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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+

"Lakeside Living at it's Best."

A lovely place to live. If you're buying, buy through Swansea First National. They were great!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees