9.2 out of 10

Heathcote

Ranked 17th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0801254488379 151.001805162394
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 05, 2013

"Great Leafy Suburb"

We bought in Heathcote in 2005 and sold our place for a $200k profit 8 years later. It is a fantastic suburb if you are looking to buy for capital growth. Very popular with families and elderly. Has a train line and buses and is a 45 min trip on the train to the city.
It has Engadine shops a 5 minute drive away with 4 supermarkets, RTA and Medicare. Everything you could ever need. Very spoilt for choice with fantastic schools.
Pros
  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Really good schools
  • Excellent public school
Cons
  • Traffic after a long weekend
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 10, 2012

"Best corner of Sydney"

Quiet corner of Sydney yet still only 35mins from central on the train
Pros
  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Really good schools
  • Excellent public school
  • Lots of nice unpretentious families
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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
Sep 29, 2011

"Quiet, peaceful and surrounded by bush"

The heading says it all
Pros
  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Really good schools
Cons
  • Traffic after a long weekend
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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
Sep 29, 2011

"Great suburb on Sydney's fringes."

Essentially Heathcote is divided into 2 suburbs, East and West Heathcote. Surrounded by national park this is a very peaceful suburb, however it is nice and close to the shopping hub of Engadine, as well as major shopping centres in Miranda and Wollongong, however there is an IGA, butcher etc. Also has one of the best Thai restaraunts in the Shire.

One of the few downfalls is that you get a lot of traffic headingn up from the South Coast on the last day of a long weekend, however with the proposed F6 extension, this shouldn't be an issue.

Plenty of nice houses in the area, great schools and friendly people.
Pros
  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Really good schools
  • Virtually no crime
Cons
  • Traffic after a long weekend
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 18, 2011

"Great for families, very quiet."

We moved to Heathcote in 2003 and have lived here since. Most people looking for houses in this area look at Engadine first. Initially we thought it was a little bit too far away from the main shopping area of Engadine, however having lived in both Engadine and Heathcote, I much prefer Heathcote. It seems more of a drive to the shops, however many parts of Engadine are much further away and its only a few minutes on the highway. The local IGA supermarket recently opened reducing the need to go to Engadine for last minute purchases.

The local public school on Roseberry street is excellent, a decent size of about 300 kids, big enough for at least two classes per year, and small enough that the principal can know all the kids. Most parts of heathcote are very very quiet, except for the roads backing onto the highway or Heathcote road.

In some ways its two suburbs, Heathcote East and Heathcote West. The East side tends to be a little more expensive, but the west side has easier access and is closer to the shops. The High school is on the East side, the primary school on the west side (with a very small primary school on the east side) both are good schools.

Heathcote is about 4km from the Engadine phone exchange, so most ADSL tops out at about 5Mbps (average). However its serviced by foxtel cable allowing 30mbit cable internet at blistering speed. Mobile phone coverage for Telstra is excellent, Optus & Voda are ok on the west side, but not great on the east side.

Heathcote is a bush walkers paradise, flanked on both sides by national park, very little aircraft noise.

Disadvantages of Heathcote is its distance from the city for office workers, 50min on the train. Weekly ticket costs $47. Engadine only costs $37.
Pros
  • Excellent public school
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Lots of nice unpretentious families
Cons
  • Main shops on busy highway
  • Cost of weekly train travel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 20, 2010
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Aug 17, 2010

"Peaceful place to live"

I have been here a number of times. This place is generally quiet and peaceful and national parks are within close proximity.
There are a train station, a few retail shops and a few take-away/eat in restaurants on the main strip of Heathcote. A primary school and a high school are available to local students.
Some areas of Heathcote are quite hilly and tree-studded.
The area's criticism would be the location/convenience of local shops, train station. They are mainly located on a busy road which is quite dangerous for visitors/local to get to. There isn't any decent retail shopping complex unless you have to travel to Miranda or Sutherland. Public facilities and amenities are average.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees

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4.5/5
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-34.09223 151.00099