7.3 out of 10

Toukley

Ranked 369th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.2641 151.53452
Great for
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
2yrs+

"Relaxed coastal lifestyle..."

Toukley is blessed with variety of coastal lifestyle aspects. In my opinion, the main benefit is that residents may enjoy the modern conveniences of more developed Central Coast areas, without the masses of tourists and general traffic that we find in the more glamorous Central Coast locations. We can already notice how areas like The Entrance,Terrigal and especially Avoca Beach are getting busier by the day, and if you've ever tried to find a park at Terrigal Beach close to the beach (i have an 8ft surf board to carry from the car to the beach), you'd find it nearly impossible, from as early as 9am on a week-day.

To our delight, Toukley and surrounds offer a hassle-free option for those who want to enjoy the best that the coast has to offer. In particular, I have enjoyed the recently opened Light House Cafe, which is buzzing with atmosphere. There is ample parking, and play areas for kids. I should mention that the food is delicious and quickly prepared too!

Closer to the town-centre, you can expect the usual selection of central conveniences. News Agents, Pharmacy, DVD-Rental, Bakery, Nursery, etc. One of my favorite Cafes, Chillax, is on Main Rd East Toukley, and have perfected the art of the intimate cafe-dining experience; try the Chillax Burger. There are many other restaurants and cafes to mention, but this isn't a food-review.

The heavier business district of Toukley offers exactly what you'd expect to find. There are plenty of facilities and services available, and with the proximity of major shopping-centres, you'll want for nothing.

As a previous post implied, George Brand Real Estate operates in the Area, with a prominent premises at 301 Main Rd, Toukley. We have a solid reputation and have built a loyal fan-base over the years, and we could not have achieved that without sound ethics, good service principles and an enthusiastic approach to our clients. Feel free to check us out @ http://www.georgebrand.com.au/
Pros
  • affordable housing - 3 bedroom houses for under 300k
  • SO close to the beaches - a must for the fishos and surfers
  • a number of popular schools
Cons
  • occasional vandalism
  • local drinking-hole notorious for violence
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Small village atmosphere"

A small village where people are neighbourly - there are mostly elderly people in Toukley with families with small children starting to move in. Only small shops along main road plus Coles and Aldi. Close to beach and lakes. Very little traffic. good medical facilities. Two gyms - curves and toukley family medical practise gym and physio. Many varied medical practises and PRP diagnostics, pathologies, etc. Townsite needs some cleaning up and TLC but is being improved all the time. Vandalistic and noisy elements are being stamped out by vigilant police and residents. Toukley is improving and becoming a lovely town to live in that welcomes clean living, responsible residents. Very nice patrolled beaches close by, restaurants and coffee shops, Toukley RSL club and other clubs, two large shopping centres not too far away - Lake Haven and Westfield Tuggerah both with SupaCentas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Wonderful place"

Have only spent 3 months here and think it's one of the best suburbs in Australia. Everything you need is close by.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great little town"

Toukley is a great little town.
Its a 1 minute drive or 5 min walk to the best beaches on the coast.
Has some great little cafe and resturants and is very resonably priced.
Can get busy on summer holidays but the clubs and pubs have a great vibe around that time.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Toukley is growing"

Toukley has a lot going for it I am amazed that more have not invested here once they stay here and meet the people they will want to stay just like I did.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Village by the Sea."

Toukley is rapidly changing from its retirement village reputation into a hip and happening village by the Sea. Quality beaches like Soldiers and Lakes beach are close by, so close that you can hear the waves crashing on most still nights. Toukley is defiantly value for money considering its location! There is a great atmosphere around Toukley with a lot of community events taking place in and around the village green. Restaurants and cafe's are popping up everywhere. The chillax cafe, Thai continue and Simply Sicilian, just to name a few. These great restaurants are often bursting at the seams with a crowds of happy dinners.

Thumbs up for Toukley!

Cain
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"good for those on very low incomes"

i like it because im a quiet person but at the moment toukley has a massive rodent and cockroach infestation. the water absolutely stinks from pollution. your range of telephone and internet is poor (telstra and small unknown companies, but not optus dodo vodafone or virgin).

police ambulance and fire brigade sirens are always booming but traffic is usually alright. alot of crime as the put the people from jail into the caravan park on main road.

eating out is good though plenty of good food around and specials on most nights, and the clubs have alot of free entertainment.

transport is good with a bus to lake haven, wyong, tuggerah, the entrance, budgewoi and norah head. not far from the beach. most of the houses in the area are shacks and very old so thats why the rent is cheap. the real estates leave much to be desired especially george brand.

the people are lovely, and some are too nice. if you want to know anything about the place just ask someone there because they are all lovely to chat too.

you cannot get into the medical centres for months as they are all booked out.

they have a wonderful markets every sunday. shops are close but coles at toukley is not as good as lakehaven, so catch a bus over there - cheaper and better quality as well as customer service.
Recommended for
  • Retirees