7.0 out of 10


Ranked 428th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7980099980576 151.272536079169
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5

"Fairlight - a quiet suburbs in the Northern Beaches"

Fairlight is a suburb of Sydney located 13 kilometres north east of the CBD in the local government area of Manly Council and part of the Northern Beaches area. It is surrounded by the suburbs of Manly, Balgowlah, Manly Vale, North Balgowlah and Clontarf. It has a population of about 5,400 of whom 19% are under 18 and 18% are over 60.

It is mainly a residential suburb with house prices averaging $1.1 million and units averaging $567,500.

There are no schools in the suburb so children need to travel to neighbouring suburbs for school. There is also no commercial area; however, there are many centres nearby for shopping and entertainment. Fairlight is serviced by government buses taking residents to nearby suburbs and into the city.

Fairlight Beach is not suitable for surfing as it is quite rocky but swimming and snorkelling can be enjoyed. It is also quite a popular SCUBA diving site as just offshore there are a couple of sunken wrecks. There is a small rock pool and the beach is covered with gritty sand. It is part of the Manly Scenic Walkway.

Fairlight is a quiet suburb for those who prefer a peaceful environment rather than the more hectic pace of nearby Manly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Ian Fox
Ian Fox Just to let you know there are only 8 properties currently "For Lease" in Fairlight!
Property availability is as tight as a drum in Fairlight at present.
Some stats for nearby Manly from the McGrath Property Management Department that might be of interest;
The McGrath average days on market for lease – 5.7 days
The McGrath average rental - $860 per week
The McGrath vacancy rate – 1.2%
McGrath’s Tenancy Department has a Data-base of 44,000+
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"one of the best streets in fairlight"
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