8.2 out of 10

Watanobbi

Ranked 250th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.2708442878715 151.425606588854
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Cheap but an excellent place to live! Dunrossil ave is the best!"

I moved to watanobbi from thornleigh (hornsby) about 3 years ago i got a great deal on the house and i have experienced only good things!

When i moved in i had many of the surrounding neighbours send welcome cards and come over to say hi and welcome!
Everybody is so friendly and nice our street dunrossil ave is soo quiet! close to tuggerah shopping centre and the beach at the entrance.

My son goes to wyong little learners (amy close) which is just down the road and it is fantastic!! lovely childcare workers! Watanobbi is very safe!

The only prob is not much work on the central coast depending on what industry your in, my husband works at north sydney as a Logistics Coordinator and does the travel which he says isnt too bad...

I would recomend watanobbi to anyone looking for affordable housing and friendly Safe area.
Pros
  • Safe
  • affordable housing
  • Neighbours
  • Quiet
  • Small Community Feel
Cons
  • depending on industry, not much work might have to travel to sydney
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet suburb with friendly neighbours"

We live on Brittania Drive closer to De lisle drive, where a lot of new houses are being built at the moment. All of the houses are very nice and young with nice neighbours. Very quiet and safe area. Cheap at the moment, probably because there are still some land available to buy. Probably will go up in price soon.
There are childcare centres available in the area, and a very good school - Wyong Christian Community School at 100 Alison Road, Wyong with School ICSEA value 1057, which is very very good and above average.
Pros
  • Neighbours
  • Quiet
  • Small Community Feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Loved living here."

We lived on Casey Drive and loved it. We had the most wonderful neighbours, who are now some of our dearest friends. Our neighbours had lived there all their lives and have seen it become a community of families. It was great to go to the corner shop and know the kids serving you. It's only a small little area, but it's great to know that we had people around us who looked out for us, and us for them. We felt really safe living here. Really loved living there, and would definently move back.
Pros
  • Neighbours
  • Quiet
  • Small Community Feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet neighbourhood with friendly neighbours, close to shops and transport, good freeway access."

We've loved living here with our 2 young children. Everything is close by - schools, shops, public transport, freeway access. Lots to explore with beaches only 20 minutes away and the beautiful Yarramalong Valley nearby. Great neighbours, friendly atmosphere.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Getting better every day"

It is getting better- once the Round about continues to sparks road- it will be even better
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Just moved to the area from Sydney's West"

The area of Watanobbi itself is fine but there is some influence from the neighbouring suburbs. There is a degree of under privileged residents in the older parts of neighbouring suburb and this did cause some issues with schooling for my 6 y/o but we moved to a 2nd local school and all is great.

Like most suburbs there are good and bad areas but the people you meet running shops, servos, shopping centres are really nice and friendly. Youth in the area seem to wanting more to do as they can disturb night silence but again this doesn’t occur on a regular basis.

Compared to Sydney’s West the move was excellent, the personalities of the locals is friendly, the atmosphere is welcoming.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
CommunityMan
CommunityMan Sounds like you made a smart move. The outer west is a difficult place to live and you're closer to the beach where you are too!
2yrs+
rushie
rushie Thinking of moving up from sydneys west, what was the school you had problems with and where would you recomend for primary school aged kids? dont know the area up there at all. looking at buying in watanobbi..
2yrs+
Coastchick84
Coastchick84 My dad is a casual teach for primary school, Wyong Grove and Tacoma Public are both small very good schools, Wyong Public is a NO NO!!!
2yrs+
rushie
rushie looking at property on forster ave, do you know what the area there is like, seemed ok when we had a look??
2yrs+
Coastchick84
Coastchick84 Forster Ave is a road that links the older part with the newer part. That is an OK street to purchase as long as the surrounding homes look OK (eg. no rubbish lying around). In the older part there is still a few bad houses but they are evident from rubbish on lawns etc.
2yrs+
sateic
sateic Looking at areas all around the Central Coast, Watanobi has some really affordable Homes, i am from sydney's south west, so i think How bad can it be ? compared to here in the Liverpool area, seriously?
2yrs+
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