8.9 out of 10


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Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids


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

"Great place for young working families"

There's only one decent eatery in Wardell, and thats a B+B and restaurant in Cedar Street...its a fully restored century old timber place and fully licensed. The pub is pretty ugly inside but very safe. Wardell Public School has had a lot of money and extra staff pumped into it over the last few years and is doing pretty well in standardised tests I believe. Wardell in the past had a reputation for racial intolerance but that has all but disappeared. There's been a lot of government money poured into the village recently for urban renewal. This is particularly noticeable with new footpaths, making things a lot safer for kids and prams. There's some pretty ugly houses around but there are also hundred year old weatherboard homes with long established gardens. Wardell Police Station is a beautiful example of the better-looking places. The police station is manned and we have an active Rural Fire Service as well. Socially the town may not be as diverse as say a Mullumbimby but it isn't full of yuppies like Bangalow either! Gay people, the Koori's, alternative people here are treated respectfully. The Google map has an error - What they call Emigrant Creek is actually the Richmond River!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids