7.5 out of 10

Beacon Hill

Ranked 350th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7518578654116 151.259964300313
Great for
  • Parking
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
May 10, 2016

"Lovely suburb of the northern beaches"

Moved here after living abroad for almost 10 years, we have considered many areas including the inner west, northshore and south east before buying our house here. Beacon Hill is leafy with many nature reserves and parks around and close to many of the beaches, only 10 - 15 min drive to Dee Why, Curl Curl or Manly, parking is never an issue. The property price in this area is still reasonable comparing to most Sydney suburbs. Warringah Mall (Westfield) is just around the corner and is currently under expansion. The new Northern Beaches hospital due to complete in a couple of years will also be just 5 minutes away. There are many choices of restaurants and bars around Manly, Dee Why and Chatswood for eating out. We love living here, it is always so pleasant to come home after a busy day of work. Weekends are heavenly. It feels very safe, neighbours are all friendly and down to earth, a very family oriented area.

Cannot give it 5 stars unfortunately due to the poor transport links, a common issue with all northern beaches suburbs. Buses to the city in the morning (peak hour) usually takes 50 minutes to an hour, or 1.5hr if there is traffic jam! You have to leave home early to avoid traffic issues. On the way home in the evening is much more consistent, around 45 minutes.
Pros
  • Great choice of beaches near by
  • Very green, lots of trees, national reserves close by
  • Quiet and safe
Cons
  • Public Transport - only buses, no train line
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Convenient and Family Friendly"

Having lived in the Red Hill part of Beacon Hill for a little over a year now I can safely say that we have absolutely no regrets. The community is great with most people eager to stop and say hello as they wander past on their daily walks. Its location makes it accessible to the beaches / shops and key transport corridors.
On the downside the Northern Beaches will never become famous for its public transport, so commuting is an exercise in patience.........having said that coming home to the relaxed beaches after a days work makes it all worthwhile...wouldnt live anywhere else!!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Tranquil Beacon Hill"

Beacon Hill is a suburb of Sydney situated 17 kilometres north east of the CBD in the local government area of Warringah Council and is part of the Northern Beaches district. It has a population of about 6,100 26% of whom are under 18 and 19% of whom are over 60.

The suburb is in a tranquil setting with affordable houses. The average price for property in Beacon Hill is $755,000.

The area has been settled since 1857 and the name was chosen because of the trigonometric beacon that was built there in 1881.

There is a bus service run by Sydney Buses but the usual mode of transport is private car. Being close to Warringah Road makes access to beaches, shopping centres and other amenities reasonably easy. The suburb has a well established nature reserve on its boundary.

There is one primary school in the suburb. Beacon Hill High School has been closed and its nearly 2 hectares of land was sold for $8.75 million to a developer. Older school children now have to travel to go to high school.

Being close to bushland there is always the risk of bushfires but the Beacon Hill Bush Fire Brigade has been established since 1948.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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