8.0 out of 10

The Entrance

Ranked 279th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.344674399482 151.49568278654
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Gorgeous seaside suburb- perfect for young families"

We moved here from the Hawkesbury 9 months ago. It feels like you're on holidays all year round. There are excellent parks for families, and they are always clean. Heaps of clubs, pubs and restaurants for eating out. Excellent shopping with Westfield and Erina fair within 20 minutes as well as the variety of markets on most weekends. Although it does attract tourists in Summer, most of the year it is not overly crowded. Best move we have made. Can't wait to purchase a property here.We love being so close to everything.
Pros
  • parks and picnic spots
  • shopping
  • eating out
  • Fantastic beaches
  • Only 1+ hour to Sydney by car
  • Relaxed Lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Retirement Heaven"

Moved here from Narara in March. Traded in the house for a two bedroom unit with 180 degree ocean and lake views for a VERY reasonable price. We love the waterfront, the shops and cafes, (which offer a locals discount) the beautiful beach of the North Entrance and the general family feel of the place. The regularly scheduled farmers and crafts markets are great and there are usually a couple of special events scheduled each month. There are local markets, medical and social services all with-in walking distance and Aldi, Coles and Woolies are a five minute drive. All in all, we couldn't be happier.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful place"

I will retiring at The Entrance and I can not wait... It is a friendly place where you can enjoy the beach or the many restaurants with all different menus...
As soon as I get there I feel energety and the vibes of this place are excellent.
I place I recommend to any one.
Pros
  • Fantastic beaches
  • Only 1+ hour to Sydney by car
  • Relaxed Lifestyle
Cons
  • Too many units for sale and too many units empty. And I am not really sure why.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to rent and buy"

The Entrance has a shortage of rental properties in the area, although the ones available are still at reasonable prices. Can get a modern two bedroom unit right near the beach for $350-400 per week. Great place to getaway from Sydney and only a short 1 hour+ drive.

2 bedroom apartments varying in size, quality and location are price between $320,000-$420,000 and can find older style apartments in the high 200's for something decent.
Pros
  • Fantastic beaches
  • Only 1+ hour to Sydney by car
  • Relaxed Lifestyle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Overly developed tourist town"

Due to its relative proximity to Sydney (slightly over an hour's drive), The Entrance is often a favourite getaway for most Sydney siders. It is great for fishing, prawning and just lounging by the beach. However, it does get overly crowded during the summer months and in turn making it feel like Sydney all over.

The Entrance is also an expensive area. With many businesses, restaurants, hotels, cafes and etc catering for the summer tourists, operators tend to charge tourist prices. The streets are clean and there are many parks available for picnics and barbeques for the family. There are also plenty of houses around the area and many are let out as holiday homes. As compared to Eden in NSW, it is not a tranquil environment but it is definitely great for fishing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids