9.1 out of 10

Kareela

Ranked 62nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0117206752561 151.083490938479
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 16, 2012

"Rare to find such a quality suburb like Kareela"

We searched high and low for an area in the Shire that was affordable yet safe, clean and well positioned. Kareela is a little gem
Pros
  • Security
  • Schools
  • Position
Cons
  • Starting to get expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 15, 2012

"A rather parochial area"

Being one of the early residents, we lived there for over 32 yrs before moving interstate. Our children grew up in Kareela and attended the local school. We could not imagine a better place to bring up children as it is such an ideal community. Never having problems with noise, vandals, etc we didn't realise just how lucky we were until we moved away.My husband is always telling our new neighbours how great our neighbours were in Kareela. Also, our kids tell us how much they enjoyed their life growing up there.
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 21, 2012

"Family friendly with a great sense of community"

Having just moved to Kareela our young family felt at home immediately. The suburb has a great community feel and is the perfect place for young families to settle down and establish roots. House prices are good value for the size and quality of the homes as well as a great location.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 08, 2012

"A hidden gem on the bay"

Having recently moved in to Kareela from the Eastern Suburbs I must say that is a pleasure to live here. Its a very quiet suburb situated on Oyster Bay. The majority of homes are double brick houses on good sized blocks, mostly built in the 70's and early 80's, so as you would imagine there is currently a lot of renovations going on. Location wise, its about 5 minutes from Sylvania, so CBD/Surry Hills is around 30 minutes off peak by car. There is a very regular bus service to Jannali station, so door Kareela to CBD is about 55 mins to 1 hour. Obviously, the breadth of dining options available in the inner west / CBD / eastern suburbs is not present, though there are a number of good local restuarants and very good cafes.....so you just need to hunt them out. If you want to head to the beach, its about 15 minutes by car to the Cronulla beaches. Overall i would say Kareela is an excellent suburbs for families and retirees, with peace and quiet, good amenities and not too far from the City. The area is extremely safe and friendly, with none of the social problems that are easily seen in many other areas of Sydney.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 08, 2011

"Beautiful and quiet little spot"

To me, Kareela is the perfect little quiet suburb. Tucked away and borded by the leafy Kareela golf course and the shores of Oyster Bay. It is a place of community spirit and active community groups and where you can safely strolls the streets at night and meet the neighbours. The shops at Kareela are very handy and offer most conveniences (apart from a PO). The little Primary school is one of the best schools in the shire and is in high demand with people moving into the area so their children can attend it.
Kareela seems to be a mix of retirees and young families...the retirees are slowely moving out of the area as they look to downside and the young families are moving in and renovating the homes that is revamping the whole suburb.
There is ample wildlife here including alot of birds and bats.
I have lived here for only a couple of years and love the quietness of the suburb and the friendly faces.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 12, 2010

"Quiet seaside suburb with a fantastic Golf Course !"

Small Suburb located on the foreshore of Georges River, a lovely quiet suburb where you find a mix of age groups. In recent times more families with young kids have been buying up properties in Kareela. Kareela Public School is currently the number 1 public school in the shire and has an extensive waiting list for people out of the area to attend. The School always produces oustanding Naplan results. The Kareela golf course is beautiful and always serves up fantastic dinner and luncheons overlooking the golf course!
A friendly peaceful neighbourhood that is hard not to fall in love with !
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
May 05, 2010

"Waterside suburb"

Kareela is a really tight nit community, located within the Sutherland shire its is approx 24 km in distance from Sydney C.B.D.
Kareela has a small shopping centre located between Bates Drive and Freya Street. Shops include a supermarket, a newsagent, bakery, butcher, deli, , Kareela Patisserie, Kareela Chinese Restaurant a Doctors surgery and other handy village style shops to meet locals needs.
You can expect everything typical of a bayside suburb here in water sports, and other water activity’s and the suburb provides a mix of accommodation to suit all kinds of budgets and needs .
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees