Heathcote, NSW 2233

4.6(7 reviews)

Ranked 48th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Childcare
  • Clean & green
  • Schools
  • Parks and recreation
  • Resale or rental value

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Fashion Conscious

Reviews of Heathcote, NSW

"Great Leafy Suburb"

We bought in Heathcote in 2005 and sold our place for a $200k profit 8 years later. It is a fantastic suburb if you are looking to buy for capital growth. Very popular with families and elderly. Has a train line and buses and is a 45 min trip on the train to the city.
It has Engadine shops a 5 minute drive away with 4 supermarkets, RTA and Medicare. Everything you could ever need. Very spoilt for choice with fantastic schools.

Great for

  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Really good schools
  • Excellent public school

Not great for

  • Traffic after a long weekend

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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roseo1

What are the schools in the area like. Looking at moving from Miranda area to start my older kids in high school

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"Best corner of Sydney"

Quiet corner of Sydney yet still only 35mins from central on the train

Great for

  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Really good schools
  • Excellent public school
  • Lots of nice unpretentious families

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Quiet, peaceful and surrounded by bush"

The heading says it all

Great for

  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Really good schools

Not great for

  • Traffic after a long weekend

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Great suburb on Sydney's fringes."

Essentially Heathcote is divided into 2 suburbs, East and West Heathcote. Surrounded by national park this is a very peaceful suburb, however it is nice and close to the shopping hub of Engadine, as well as major shopping centres in Miranda and Wollongong, however there is an IGA, butcher etc. Also has one of the best Thai restaraunts in the Shire.

One of the few downfalls is that you get a lot of traffic headingn up from the South Coast on the last day of a long weekend, however with the proposed F6 extension, this shouldn't be an issue.

Plenty of nice houses in the area, great schools and friendly people.

Great for

  • Beautiful bush surroundings
  • Really good schools
  • Virtually no crime

Not great for

  • Traffic after a long weekend

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Great for families, very quiet."

We moved to Heathcote in 2003 and have lived here since. Most people looking for houses in this area look at Engadine first. Initially we thought it was a little bit too far away from the main shopping area of Engadine, however having lived in both Engadine and Heathcote, I much prefer Heathcote. It seems more of a drive to the shops, however many parts of Engadine are much further away and its only a few minutes on the highway. The local IGA supermarket recently opened reducing the need to go to Engadine for last minute purchases.

The local public school on Roseberry street is excellent, a decent size of about 300 kids, big enough for at least two classes per year, and small enough that the principal can know all the kids. Most parts of heathcote are very very quiet, except for the roads backing onto the highway or Heathcote road.

In some ways its two suburbs, Heathcote East and Heathcote West. The East side tends to be a little more expensive, but the west side has easier access and is closer to the shops. The High school is on the East side, the primary school on the west side (with a very small primary school on the east side) both are good schools.

Heathcote is about 4km from the Engadine phone exchange, so most ADSL tops out at about 5Mbps (average). However its serviced by foxtel cable allowing 30mbit cable internet at blistering speed. Mobile phone coverage for Telstra is excellent, Optus & Voda are ok on the west side, but not great on the east side.

Heathcote is a bush walkers paradise, flanked on both sides by national park, very little aircraft noise.

Disadvantages of Heathcote is its distance from the city for office workers, 50min on the train. Weekly ticket costs $47. Engadine only costs $37.

Great for

  • Excellent public school
  • Quiet with lots of native animals
  • Lots of nice unpretentious families

Not great for

  • Main shops on busy highway
  • Cost of weekly train travel

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Peaceful place to live"

I have been here a number of times. This place is generally quiet and peaceful and national parks are within close proximity.
There are a train station, a few retail shops and a few take-away/eat in restaurants on the main strip of Heathcote. A primary school and a high school are available to local students.
Some areas of Heathcote are quite hilly and tree-studded.
The area's criticism would be the location/convenience of local shops, train station. They are mainly located on a busy road which is quite dangerous for visitors/local to get to. There isn't any decent retail shopping complex unless you have to travel to Miranda or Sutherland. Public facilities and amenities are average.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Retirees
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