7.4 out of 10

Cromer

Ranked 364th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.727002834543 151.271876024662
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

4/5
Jan 24, 2016

"A convenient Suburb"

I grew up in the 70' and 80' on the Northern Beaches (Scotland Island, Mona Vale & Newport) and always had a somewhat negative opinion of Cromer as being a bit of a down market or lower socio- economic suburb. I was quite wrong. I moved to Cromer 10 years ago after my wife found a nice house she liked and took me to see it. When i found it was in Cromer I was subconsciously (or maybe consciously!) a bit negative; however, I checked the house out and on closer inspection the area did seem to tick all the boxes (transport, schools, family friendly & safe).

So, long story short, we bought the hoouse in Cromer and I must say, we have never regretted it! Cromer is a really great and convenient suburb and we love living here. It's 5 minutes to the beach (an easy flat bike ride), 20 - 25 minutes from the city, 5 minutes from Warringah Mall, 15 minutes to Chatswood shops/malls, 10 -12 minutes from Manly and a great gateway to the rest of the Norther Beaches. my kids grew up riding their bikes around and playing in the many parks with their many local friends. The only think Cromer lacks for kids is a skateboard/bike/scooter park (i was forever driving the kids to the manly or Avalon skate parks... The council should put a skate park in near the Cromer industrial area...

The suburb is quiet and safe, my kids went right through the Cromer Public School which was excellent (unfortunately the secondary Cromer Campus leaves quite a bit to be desired so I sent my boys to the private Pittwater House - only 5 minutes away). Freshwater Campus is also close to Cromer and absolutely first class! We have had fantastic appreciation in value of our house and have loved living ion Cromer.
Pros
  • Close to sparkling surf beaches
  • quiet
Cons
  • public transport
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"lifestyle and activity choices"

Wheeler Heights fronts a golf course,lake, walking tracks, bike path. It present choices for outside activities. Fishing, kayaking, bike riding, bush walking.
Pros
  • quiet
  • plenty of outdoor activities
  • easy access to narrabeen from around lake
Cons
  • public transport
  • shops
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
4/5
2yrs+

"Cromer, one of Sydney's Northern Beaches emerging suburbs showing remarkable value"

Cromer - a burgeoning lifestyle suburb on Sydney’s Northern Beaches offering quality schools direct transport links to Manly and Sydney's CBD, with excellent proximity to regional retail centers including Warringah Mall and Chatswood. Multiple sports facilities and well maintained playing grounds as well as the prestigious Cromer Golf Course. Great lifestyle value for families less than five minutes drive from Collaroy or Narrabeen Beach.
Pros
  • Close to sparkling surf beaches
  • Great choice of well priced family homes
  • Outdoors lifestyle - sports parks, golfing, lake boating and fishing, native bushland
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+

"A better Cromer"

Cromer Heights is a suburb of Sydney 20 kilometres north-east of the CBD in the local government area of the Warringah Council but still considered to be in the Northern beaches district of Sydney.

The heights are to the west, over South Creek on the hill, between Cromer and Oxford Falls. The main features of Cromer Heights are a nursing home on Maybrook Avenue and the shops on Truman Avenue. Overall it is a tidy suburb with some nice houses.

The area is surrounded on three sides by the Dee Why West Recreation reserve, an area of hard rock and scrubby growth that carry the marks of recent bushfires.

Cromer Golf Course which may be accessed by Cromer Road, is on the eastern boundary and connects with Narrabeen Lakes. The Golf course is a large 18 holes with a particularly pleasant 19th hole which provides facilities for functions for groups and weddings.

Tennis facilities may be found at the north western corner of the golf club. I believe that these are separate, but who knows?

The primary transport routes are Truman Avenue and Toronto Avenue which lead to Carrington Avenue and South Creek Road, both of which eventually lead to Warringah Road.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
2yrs+

"A pleasant place to live"

Cromer is a suburb of Sydney 20 kilometres north-east of the CBD in the local government area of the Warringah Council but still considered to be in the Northern beaches district of Sydney.

It is bounded on the north by Ingleside, the east by Narrabeen, Collaroy and Dee Why, the south by Narraweena and to the west by Belrose. The population in 2006 was 7,722 with 27.1% under 18 and 20.4% over 60. 71% of the dwellings are separate houses and 13% are rented.

Shops are on South Creek Road about a block north of the sizeable industrial area. They are the usual suburban supporting shops like the grocer, butcher, the real-estate agent, post office etc. Parking for shoppers is near the shops with the bus stop a short walk to the north on South Creek Road.

The median price for houses is $750,000 and that for units is $375,000. This is what you would expect as the units are half the price of the houses. House prices have dropped whilst unit prices have gone up. This may be due to their affordability.

Cromer Golf Course is on the edge of Narrabeen Lakes. It is a championship course with excellent facilities for groups and weddings. Speaking of eating houses, Cromer boasts 37 restaurants within the suburb.

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