8.7 out of 10

Warrawong

-34.4892015489379 150.881439365656
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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
  • 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+

"Warrawong is a winner!"

What a great suburb is Warrawong! It is a beautiful area looking out over Lake Illawarra, the people are really friendly with a great community atmosphere. The shopping is awesome with a Westfield and a great range of shops including cinemas. It has a wonderful multicultural feel. There are great parks and beautiful places to visit along the shores of the picturesque Lake Illawarra. It's very close to Wollongong and Shellharbour. Also really close to the great beach of Port Kembla. A great place to raise kids and have a family. Highly Recommended!
Pros
  • Great views over Lake Illawarra
  • Great views of the South Coast Escarpment
  • Close to wollongong
  • Good shopping center
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
rachw
rachw Hi There! I am looking to move to the illawarra area in january due to getting a job there in shellharbour, I noticed your comment saying its close to both shellharbour and wollongong which is great as i wanted to be close to wollongong too for the nightlife! do u live in warrawong perminantly? would you say its a good place for a young person to live? thanks :)
2yrs+
sibbstar
sibbstar Too much pollution. I went to Warrawong High and a lot of people from the area got cancer & passed away from the BHP pollution.
2yrs+
MaeA1
MaeA1 I added Warrawong High ^ & I have never heard about that at all. Warrawong is fine :)
May 11, 2016
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good if the government is paying your rent."

Warrawong is close to wollongong and has a large shopping complex, yet it's not somewhere you would want to live. The streets are unsafe at night, and even the shopping complex can be rough. The pollution from the steelworks leaves a dirty silt on everything and I would hate to bring up a child there.
Pros
  • Close to wollongong
  • Good shopping center
Cons
  • Too many junkies
  • Lots of Housing Commisssion
  • Dirty from the steelworks
DavidM3
DavidM3 Warrawong is a nice suburb to live in, close to shops and bigger ones like domayne etc..beach close by and lake, I felt safe walking at night no problems...I havent seen many junkies, you get them anywhere you go! yes you wash your car one day then the next its dirty again. The Port Kembla beach is far better than Wollongong beach.
2yrs+
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