9.0 out of 10

Uralla

-30.6483293424612 151.580516627678
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Friendly, safe and a great place to grow up"

I grew up in Uralla and had a great childhood. It's one of those few places left where kids can still safely ride their bikes around all day and fish for Yabbies in streams. I didn't go to school there - opting for the greater variety in terms of Education that near by Armidale has to offer. (And i think mum liked the 40 minute delay from the time the bell rang to us getting off the bus).

I go back all the time and the only thing that has changed is the number and variety of shops in the main street - which seems to have improved.

I must say though, if Armidale were not there, this little town would not be so thriving. Driving up and back does get irritating, but considering the peace and quiet and distance from junk food outlet, this was and still is a fantastic place to live.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Safe
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Lack of social entertainment facilities
  • Driving to Armidale and back
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A small town - ideally located within everyone's price range"

I moved to Uralla in 1995 and left in 2005 due to work commitments. It's a quiet place, where the locals are all friendly, and it is less than 20 minutes away from Armidale where I worked. My wife and I raised our family of 3 there, with few social problems impinging upon their lives.
Being on the New England highway there is not as much traffic as on the Pacific, and getting anywhere is an easy, if sometimes long, drive.
Those people looking for a larger centre for shopping or entertainment can go south to Tamworth, about an hour away.
Plenty of history and plenty to see and do, with blocks of land $50k cheaper than Armidale and twice the size.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees