8.4 out of 10

Illawong

Ranked 206th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.997409022286 151.042787282916
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 18, 2016

"Tranquil, Safe Family Suburb"

Illawong a suburb in southern Sydney is an Aboriginal word meaning between two waters, referring to the Georges and Woronora Rivers. Illawong is located 27kms south-west of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire in the area commonly called Menai. The post code is 2234, which is assigned to the contiguous suburbs of Menai, Bangor, and Alfords Point. Illawong Village shopping centre sits between Fowler Road and Hobart Place, originally a small collection of shops, the shopping centre was rebuilt in 2007. Transport has regular bus services which links Illawong to surrounding centres such as Menai, Sutherland, and Bankstown. Local Schools include: Illawong Primary School, Tharawal Primary School and Menai High School which is the major public secondary co-educational high school servicing the Menai Area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The problem with peninsular suburbs like Illawong and Bonnet Bay"

The main problem with areas like Illawong, Woronora and Bonnet Bay is that they are isolated (especially in the frequent event of bushfires in the area). There is one road in and one road out which can be a really scary experience if you have a bushfire racing towards the peninsular! Also areas like Menai and Illawong are not on rail lines and buses are erratic. However, the Menai marketplace is quite a good (but not extensive) shopping centre with some nice restaurants.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The waterways suburb"

Illawong’s tranquillity and local views of the Woronora and Georges River are a huge attraction for residents and locals seeking a relaxed lifestyle whilst enjoying some of the loveliest homes in Southern Sydney.

If you enjoy a coffee break you don’t have far to travel to find one. Illawong has a village style shopping centre comprising of a Coles supermarket, patisserie, butcher, and chemist and well regarded Chinese, Italian and Thai restaurants offering good quality take away or a dine in experience

Illawong’s waterways form the backdrop for many of the recreational activities undertaken by locals. Several bays provide the perfect spot for canoeing, kayaking and sailing. Kids are well catered for as well. It’s difficult to imagine nicer locations for walking, running or cycling than the reserves and parklands along Illawong’s water ways.

This suburb also offers an excellent range of childcare services, including long day care centres and preschools. Illawong families are fortunate to have two local public schools serving their children. Both Illawong and Tharawal Primary Schools provide education from kindergarten to year six, and an assortment of further education options exist in nearby suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Great Family Suburb - safe quiet and well located between Georges and Woronora Rivers"

Excellent place to live for people from all walks of life with schools, shops and parks easily accessed for families. Excellent bus routes to Padstow, Menai and Sutherland. Ubundance of parks and bushlands. Some great water views from blue chip locations and bush views from almost every street. Excellent shopping village with that personal touch from the small business owners that makes all the differance to your shopping experience.

Such a diverse choice of homes that singles, younger and older couples and families all enjoy the benifits of this very well kept secret hideaway. Great place to live if you like the water - boating , fishing or just watching the ebb and flow of the morning tide.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"General Information"

Illawong is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Illawong is located 27 kilometres south of the Sydney Central Business District, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. The post code is 2234, which is also assigned to the contiguous suburbs of Menai, Bangor and Alfords Point.

Illawong sits between the southern shore of the Georges River and the northern shore of the Woronora River. Illawong comprises mainly of residential homes, a nursing home, a primary school and a small shopping centre.

Illawong is an Aboriginal word meaning between two waters, referring to the Georges and Woronora Rivers. Illawong was originally inhabited by the Tharawal and/or Eora tribes who left remnants of their lives in many middens, rock carvings and cave paintings
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic Family Suburb"

Illawong is a sought after family suburb which consists of an extensive range of properties from villas/town houses to stunning waterfront residences.

Most homes in Illawong are medium to large in size and enjoy large parcels of land and views.

With the convenience of Illawong shopping centre and the newly opened restaurants only moments away makes for an easy lifestyle.

Illawong has a quality primary school with high schools close by and reliable public transport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Illawong

1

Jervis Drive

4.5/5
"Superb Location due to ist Vista and convenience to Illawong Village - highly sought after"
-34.00503 151.01666
2

Field Place

4.5/5
"Nice & Quiet Cul De Sac"
-34.00072 151.04098
3

Fowler Road

4.5/5
"Diversety of Homes of all sizes shapes and quality - some magnificent views and water fronts"
-33.9936021972 151.0568871557
4

Burley Close

4.5/5
"Nice & quiet position with water views"
-33.99503 151.04511
"Nice & Quiet Cul De Sac"
-33.99926 151.02934
6

Karangi Place

4.5/5
"Wouldn't it be lovely - perfect cul de sac with superb homes and bush views"
-33.99791 151.05044
7

Bignell Street

4.5/5
"Nice & Quiet Position"
-33.9935407255 151.0652063261
8

Cranbrook Place

4.5/5
"Stunning Street - very sought after- great resale - fantastic Water Views and Water Frontages"
-33.99072 151.05939

Unranked Streets in Illawong

Ocean Place

4.5/5
-33.99753 151.0387
"Walk to everything from this superb cul de sac location - highly sought and great resale poptential"
-33.99667 151.04067