9.0 out of 10

Bronte

Ranked 112nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9042357520765 151.265628294339
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Beach 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 28, 2017

"Bronte is a beachside suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales"

Bronte is a beachside suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Bronte beach is located 8 kilometres east of the CBD, in the Waverley Council local government area of the Eastern Suburbs.
Bronte Beach sits on Nelson Bay, surrounded by Bronte Park.
Bronte offers scenic cliff-top walking paths south to Coogee via the Waverley Cemetery and north to Tamarama and Bondi Beach.
The cliff-top path offers views which extend from Ben Buckler in the north to Malabar in the south.
Bronte is located about 2.5 km south of Bondi Beach.

Population 6827 ( as per census 2011 )

Sport and Recreation

Bronte has an important surfing culture. The Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club was founded in 1903 and claims to be the oldest surf lifesaving club in the world. An annual long-distance ocean swimming event is held in December each year between Bondi Beach and Bronte
Bronte is represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions across Australia, the National Rugby League competition, by the local team the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club

Miscellaneous Facts

There used to be trams in the suburb
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 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent Suburb To Live In And Work In..."

I have been a lifelong local and now i am very pleased to be a local Real Estate Agent here in Bronte. I have been a member of Bronte Surf Club for over 20 Years and absolutely love calling Bronte Home. The beach, the cafes and the people are sensational. it is a very friendly suburb and now becoming super trendy. Real Estate here is always popular with Median house prices always on the rise, it proves as a great long term investment suburb.
Pros
  • Beautiful Beach
  • Trendy Cafes
  • Friendly Locals
Cons
  • Nothing... Its All Great!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bronte Tip - Working Class to Flash Trash"

Everyone will tell you how great Bronte is, and I live here, and agree with that. I own a great house here in Hewlett Street. My street is fantastic. I recall with delight the lovely welcome we received when we moved in and the continuing friendliness and compassion exhibited by the community around us. But Bronte has a dark side too.

Bronte - Bronte/Gully is a recovering eco-system. For example, the houses between Alfred Street and Murray Street on the southern side of Hewlett Street are built on the old Bronte tip. Prior to their erection, building demolition rubbish from the eastern suburbs was dumped in the gully as it was convenient. Consequently, building rubbish, including asbestos fibro and broken glass can still be observed along the back of those houses and in the children's park. Ironic isn't it, that Bronte was once spurned for its working class origins and that houses built on dumps are now highly prized. Wish someone would so something about the asbestos though. Community spirit is great and the gully is being reforested with native trees. Not sure though that deals with the remediation issues.

I also have had difficulty finding out more about the history of Bronte. I encourage others to add to or correct my comments to enrich our knowledge about our area. I could wax lyrical about all the advantages of living in Bronte but just wanted to add some balance to that with the above comments.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"they're a proud bunch, those Bronte people!"

A friend of mine I worked with lived in Bronte for years...and she was trying to 'coax' me across from the Lower North Shore. She kept saying 'once you'll live here, you'll never want to leave...'.
When I finally made the move across, we bought a 'Chateau Shoebox' in Hewlett Street. It was perfect...just opposite the beach, a quick hop to Bondi Junction and to the city...the best of both worlds. The locals are all proud Brontesauruses! Whether it's 'Heath Ledger lived there...' or 'Sarah and Lachlan Murdoch just bought here...' everyone is kinda chuffed if a 'celeb' moves in to the neighbourhood. Mind you, the neighbours are a mix of people - from the 'regulars' you'll see at the Bogey Hole for their early morning swims, or visitors coming in for the day with their baskets full of food for a day at the beach and barbecue...or Mums at the playground chasing their toddlers around the park or the famous Bronte tram, which has been operated by the same family-run business for many, many years...I miss you Bronte, you're a good friend!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful beachside suburb"

I live in Bronte and I really love it. Easy to get into the city, plenty of nice little restaurants to eat out in and everyone is really friendly. A place where you walk down the street and give a little gday as you walk past someone. Tops!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
2yrs+

"Bronte - voted the Best!"

Bronte is a beachside suburb of Sydney, 8 kilometres east of the CBD, in the local government area of Waverley Council and part of the Eastern Suburbs. Its population is just over 6,000 with 25% under 18 and 14 % over 60.

Bronte has been settled since the 1830’s. There are quite a few historic buildings in the area with many varied architectural styles. The Bronte Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1903 and is the oldest SLSC in the world. Every year there is a long distance swimming race between Bondi Beach and Bronte.

Its commercial district is unique. The only business premises are restaurants – there is no other type of shop. The residents have to travel just to buy their bread and milk! Houses in the area come with quite a hefty price tag.

Bronte’s most recent claim to fame is that in the 2008 Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Suburbs Guide it was voted the best out of 641! It therefore really must have something!

There is one public primary school in the suburb. Older children need to travel to neighbouring suburbs to go to school – not that anything is really very far from Bronte.

Bronte is for those who love the beach and the lifestyle that goes with it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Bronte

1

Bronte Rd

4.5/5
"Bronte Road - A LONG ROAD! From Bondi Junction all the way down to Bronte Beach"
-33.9065992476 151.2688415861

Unranked Streets in Bronte

-33.8982664168 151.260932227

Yanko Avenue

4.5/5
"The Best Street in Bronte"
-33.9059435494 151.262953963
"I grew up in this street"
-33.9069527 151.2619945

Read St

4.5/5
"Amazing growth in this street!"
-33.899212398 151.2607683025
-33.9003564547 151.2586099627