8.8 out of 10

Castle Circuit, Umina Beach

-33.5212604652 151.300178494
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  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
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  • Safe & Sound
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
Dec 21, 2018

"♫♫ O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming... ♫♫"

The uncouth fled this area of Umina Beach after us Sydney exiles pushed them out of the market during the battle of subprime. Our temporary land of exile became permanent, when we realised our holiday homes were placed in a nicer place/community than anything associated with Sydney.

Good old-fashioned capitalism won the day as usual. Socialism will take care of the remaining philistines, when the local bureaucrats raise property taxes to a level above that of the Newstart Allowance minus a VB stipend. The trusty steed of the bogan, otherwise known as a Commodore-on-bricks, will gallantly be repossessed to a Woy Woy street near you. That's not quite far enough, but it'll have to do for now.

Seriously, this area of Umina Beach is a hidden gem. So much so, that we should secede from Umina Beach and declare Greenhaven drive upwards a new suburb with Castle Circuit as the crown jewel. This isn't because Umina is bad... Quite the contrary. It's because Umina is great and the rampart area is fantastic.

I actually know my neighbours, leave the doors unlocked, feel safe at night and have pride in where I live. All those cliques that you look for in a great place.

If only Malcolm had let the socialists have one more win, by letting them finish their fibre NBN. Alas, he's got some kind of fetish for copper. Weirdo.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Dec 21, 2018

"Unmatched views, great people and great lifestyle"

I moved here from Sydney's North Shore over a decade ago. Castle Circuit is as close as you'll get to the best of Sydney and the Central Coast, rolled into one street. You've got Sydney-like housing, sweeping views of the peninsula and access to some of the best beaches on the coast. The community spirit is fantastic due to the shared pride in where we live. This is what Sydney should have been. Sadly it's gone south (pun intended) due to State and Federal mismanagement of just about everything.

My only complaint is the bogan element. Umina has a weird eclectic mix of the well-off and those that have been here forever, the latter of which are mostly retirees. That leaves those that actively bring the suburb down. The bogan element is real, but they're dying off quickly due to soaring property prices. You will get the rare bogan in the street, the likes of which are painfully obvious as they look incredibly out of place.
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