7.5 out of 10

Hillsdale

Ranked 357th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9514023837187 151.227968855966
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 08, 2017

"Best and affordable place for peaceful living"

Hillsdale is one of the good place which I found recently in all the eastern suburbs in terms of shopping, living cost, leisure and sports activities.
It has all the varieties of life style, fun and pleasure activities.
close approximation to city ( in terms of work), beaches ( it teams of my love to surf) etc.. It is well connected with roads. Very close to airport ( so i can take late night flights to reach home)
For me, I love this locality. Good one and its on raise too..
Pros
  • Affordable, close to everything including beaches, parks, cafes, restaurants
  • Family friendly
Cons
  • Public transport is sometimes harder.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 04, 2016

"On the rise."

My wife and I bought a 3 bedroom unit in hillsdale 3 years ago. We now have a young son and we love the eastern suburbs beach lifestyle. The fact that it is so central to the airport,cbd, beaches, hospital and Shopping centres is a real plus .Recently there has been a considerable amount of upgrades in the area (parks,footpaths,sporting facilities,bowls club) and new business's and unit blocks are popping up. We have great neighbours and It is very family friendly. Value for money and location, Hillsdale has both.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Affordable, close to everything including beaches, parks, cafes, restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Ghetto of the Eastern Suburbs"

Dense population - it's majority unit blocks!

Dirty streets.

Very multicultural.

Groups of young arabic males hanging out on the "wall"

It's not a suburb I would recommend. I have spent a lot of time in Hillsdale as my best friend has lived here all her life and I also worked at Southpoint shopping centre for 5 years.
Recommended for
  • Singles
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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Time to speak up. OH AND NO AIRCRAFT NOISE LOL....."

ok.now ive lived in hillsdale all my life and yes it can be said im bias but i aint going any where in hurry.
i see the reviews on some suburbs and how good they are yet struggle to see how they get the good rating they receive.

Hillsdale has large shopping centers all stones throw,we have the best of beaches and bays on both sides,the surrounding
suburbs like maroubra and kingsford ect have so much to offer in the way of life style and are all so close by
not to mention coogee and bondi, CBD ect ect we have the best hospitals within a short drive and learning institutions such as
university of NSW and nida in fact the more i think about what we have within 30 min maximum my head spins,glof courses,park land my God there is to much to list.
in fact if i wanted to go to say the national park out loftus sutherland way im there in 30 min.

in all my 45 years in living here i have never had a problem with bad nieigbours,and ive seen a few come and go.
the people here are mainly family oreintated but also good for couples and students alike.theres no rev heads
like they have in some places which i wont mention

And here is one worth mentioning, here in nilson ave hillsdale "NO AIRCRAFT NOISE NO NOT ONE BIT " :D

just by looking at the additional ratings i can score there and have to say we got it all....A BIG 5 STAR FROM ME !!!!
Pros
  • Affordable, close to everything including beaches, parks, cafes, restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"Expensive to rent, area seems to be going downhill"

In the past few months this area has really gone downhill.
The streets are clogged with parked cars, there are teenagers running around at night moving street signs and having parties in the street and there seem to be a lot of noisy houses with people renting in them.

Hillsdale shopping centre has all the shops you need for groceries, but the area doesn't have any cafes unless you want to go into Eastgardens or over to Matraville.
Cons
  • Noisy streets
  • Parties on balconies are noisy
  • No cafes
Recommended for
  • Students
vman
vman mate not sure where you lived or what planet you come from, but sounds like to me you got rocks in your head.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Want the Eastern Beaches lifestyle without the price tag-look no further."

A tiny suburb bordered by Pagewood, Maroubra and Matraville.
Consists mainly of 1960's redbrick unit blocks, but a great suburb for affordability.
Definitly a must look for the first home buyer as it is close to beaches, parks,transport and cafes without the price tag of Coogee or Bondi.
The downside is it does have small pockets of bad areas but my advice is to research the areas, speak to the locals or walk the streets to get a feel.
lack of on street parking can also be a downside but Bondi and Coogee also have this problem.
Mainly consists of families, professionals, studnets and people of different cultures and close to a small shopping centre which is a great alternative to fighting ques at Eastgardens.
Pros
  • Affordable, close to everything including beaches, parks, cafes, restaurants
Cons
  • Lack of on street parking
  • No cafes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"For the price its great"

Close to schools, shops, bays and beaches. A trip to the city only takes 25 mins on a bus in peak hour. Leave the office at 5pm and your home before 5:45pm

Hillsdale is for those who have a busy lifestyle, enjoy the beach, shopping and dont mind other cultures. It is much cheaper than surrounding suburbs like Maroubra and Pagewood and is very central to everything.

The suburb has a local shopping center that sells good quality cheap food and the area contains people from various cultures and religions.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids