8.2 out of 10

Sylvania

Ranked 251st best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0097099394185 151.103793038275
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  • Shopping Options
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jun 01, 2017

"The best hidden allrounder of Sydney suburbs"

I have moved around Sydney a fair bit ( Bondi, Surry Hills, the North Shore) and this is by far the best Suburb I have lived in. It is green, with trees and water all around, heaps of kids friendly facilities and cafe lifestyle. Having young kids, I couldn't ask for more. The suburb is still very quiet and very Aussie but the locals are down to earth and easygoing.
I love the fact that it is close enough but not in the middle of Cronulla, the beaches, Hurstville and Brighton le sand.
It is still very relatively safe and sort of hidden off the beaten track.
I enjoy walking and the bush and waterways provide me with a great and safe backdrop.
In one word, this is Australian living as I imagined. I am German and love it that people tend to leave you alone, which was my initial fear coming to the Shire.
There are two sort of downers for me:
There are few whingeing old people, so I pity the young people because if you are planning to have a wild or loud party, this is not the suburb for you.
Off street parking can be hard in some streets, so make sure your property has one, but if you are prepared to walk 5 minutes there is plenty around, specially near the parks.
Pros
  • Kids friendly facilities, Green and lush
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • 24 Hour Kmart
  • Good Schooling options
  • Lots of sports oppertunities
Cons
  • Parking, Not very multicultural
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of The Best Suburbs in the Cronulla Area & In Sydney!"

Sylvania seems to be one of the Best Suburbs in the Sutherland Shire & in Sydney. Because The Shopping & Entertainment Options are Wonderful there & It is Close to Everything!

For all your Shopping convenience theres Southgate Sylvania which Contains a 24 Hour Kmart, AMF Bowling, Coles & Woolworths whilst the Large Miranda Fair Contains Myer, David Jones & a Large Selection of Shops & Caringbah Contains Bunnings, Freedom, Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB HI FI, Fantastic Furniture & a lot more Electrical, Whitegoods & Furniture Stores.

The Suburb is only a 12 Minute Drive Away from Cronulla Beach, It Feature 3 Schools (Sylvania Heights Public School, Sylvania High School, Sylvania Public School), the Tom Uglys Bridge at Horse Rock Point & links Sylvania north to Blakehurst, in the St George area & is only a 25 Minute Drive Down the Road on the Princes Highway from the Sydney Airport.

This Suburb is a 2nd Choice for Me to live in Sydney!
Pros
  • Good Schooling options
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • 24 Hour Kmart
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A suburb with plenty of sport acitivies and trees"

Although Sylvania is a little distance to Sydney CBD, this suburb offers a green and clean environment with all amenities and plenty of restaurants. There are ample sport fields for those who love to play sports or just to watch. It is very close to Miranda Westfield which is being refurbished ($435m facelift) with more than 100 additional retailers including high quality fashion ones. Several beaches to choose from (within 10-minute drive)!
Pros
  • Good choices of restaurants
  • Green and clean suburb
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ConnieK
ConnieK Sylvania is a lovely area. Good eateries, shopping centre having Cole's, Woolworths, Kmart, Gloria Jeans etc. Family orientated suburb. The local agency LJ Hooker Sylvania support the local businessnesses and Sylvania Public School. Definitely a good choice to settle in this suburb.
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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+

"Sylvania is Fantastic! It's my favourite part of Sydney"

Sylvania is Fantastic! Within a few weeks of living there you realise how great it is in terms of location and proximity to great shopping, beach, schools, and it's excellent with transport, and of course has nice parks and a waterfront area. It's my favourite part of Sydney now
Pros
  • Close to Gym
  • 24 Hour Food
  • Great public transport
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
  • 24 Hour Kmart
  • Good Schooling options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Not racist or unfriendly at all"

I have lived here now for 9 years and am of foreign descent. I have never come across any racism or particular unfriendliness. I find it a lovely spot and feel very happy and secure here. Just the place to raise my family!
Pros
  • Lots of sports oppertunities
  • Close to beach
  • Close to shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Wonderful for familiies"

Sylvania isnt the most exciting place on earth, but its a great place for families. Lost of good parks, good schools nearby and very convenient to major shopping centers. For people who like Asian foods, Hurstville is about a 10 minute drive away so not too far. Sylvania is the kind of suburb that you can take a walk with the family on a soft summers evening and stroll around, feeling comfortable. Being close to the coast also means quite refreshing sea breezes especially if you live near Sylvania Heights up on the hilly part. People are pretty friendly and it doesnt take too much effort to get to know your neighbours. Not a good place for those that have to commute long distances, but for me I love the fact that its far from the crowded inner burbs.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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+

"Madeira St, Sylvania - not the best street to live"

Frustrations to living in Madeira St:

* The cul-de-sac has been redeveloped to include too many small complex developments making it impossible to find any street parking in an already very small street. With one large lot left to be developed, the chances of parking will be non-existent. Some residents never use the carparks provided for them, choosing to park on the street, thus taking up the already minimal amount of parking.

* You can not turn right into this street from the Princes Highway (coming from the bridge) - making it more than mildly annoying having to do a loop around/ or through the shopping centre EVERY time you want to go home!

* People - there is no community feel, everyone always has a sullen look on their face, no one says hello, everyone keeps to themselves, and if you come across a extra-extra "large" lady roaming the street, then watch out, she complains about everything and everyone, obviously because she just sits there waiting for something to complain about...

* Complex living - because there are so many complexes within this small street, it seems SOME people are obviously not used to unit/apartment/townhouse living - some need to learn that common areas are just that, people are coming and going, kids playing, making noise and having a 'childhood' is exactly what its intended to be used for!
If this is a gripe and you feel the constant need to complain, then move far far away where no one can hear you complain, because complex living is NOT for you!
Pros
  • Close to shops
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • Traffic from Main Road
  • No community
  • Unfriendly, rude, racist
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice place but tooo far"

Sylvania Is nice although people there are alwasy in a rush. there is a congrigation of Housing NSW which should be spread out instead of next to the shopping centre. Crossing the bridge into the shire is also a gamble as its used as a gateway for trucks & everyone travelling to & from wollongong etc.

Houses & services are even pricey compared to sorrounding cities & suburbs. The suburb is split up in 2 by the princes hwy & the water. Sylvania is good if you work local & kids go to the local schools
Recommended for
  • Singles
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Sylvania - The Hidden Gem of Sydney"

Sylvania is a great place to rent... Perfectly located near the water and within driving distance to Cronulla beach. It's a bit of a central hub when it comes to shops and transport, with 2 major Westfields shopping centres nearby, and Southgate shopping centre within the suburb. There's also 24hr food outlets and a nice fitness first gym (one of the best in NSW). It's a good all-round suburb with a lot of offer, it doesn't really lack anything!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ConnarOO
ConnarOO Sylvania also has a 24 Hour Kmart Store, which is so Superb!
2yrs+
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