Illawong, NSW 2234

3.8(8 reviews)

Ranked 401st best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

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  • Clean & green
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  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Parks and recreation
  • Peace and quiet

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Reviews of Illawong, NSW

26th March 2021

"The hidden gem of the shire"

Believe it or not this area is quite central. Yes, whilst you need a car, its only a stones throw away to the beaches in the south and national parks, borders the st george area and close to canterbury bankstown. Because there is no train line the quality of people are excellent i.e no trouble and no criminal activity. Mostly young families or professionals. You have parcels of land that are spacious but in the suburbs and greenery, water and sunlight is absolutely phenomenal. Great schools, great local restaurants and main thing, a nice relaxed vibe with people who are down to earth. Once you live here, i guarantee you wont want to leave!

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29th April 2020

"Home for the white flight out of Sydney"

Fairly large Anglo-Australian population with hints of European and Lebanese people.

Not a particular classy or cultured suburb. Public transport is awful, so you must own a car and enjoy driving long distances.
Good for people that like to show off big and overpriced empty houses and those that have inflated egos. It's filled with beautiful trees, rivers, nice parks and fresh air! The shops are lacking but Westfield Miranda is about 20 minutes away.

Young families are generally friendly and full of spirit. If you're a nature and family person, this is a great suburb, but if you're young and want more excitement, stick to communities around the Sydney CBD. Crime is fairly low, traffic is quite good and drunken behaviour is common. I recommend this place if you want peace and quiet and a sense of community. Good for people over the age of 40.

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marial16

Hello! Which suburb would you recommend me around the area more classy!?

J Knox
J Knox

It's supposedly in the Sutherland Shire, so none. Sophisticated and stylish are not words I would use to describe the communities in the Sutherland Shire. Racist and Xenophobic are probably better words.

beaut

Moved in here for about a year now and everyone here has been beautiful and welcoming. Whilst a car is necessary in Illawong, it's evident from your comments that your views are well coloured by your perceptions of Sutherland Shire more generally. Generally, it a quiet suburb that contains a mixture of established, older couples and young families who are now moving into the area as Baby Boomers downsize. Convenient local shops with beautiful bushland and water scenery make this place a beautiful place to live, especially given its proximity to the CBD.

Man janko
Man janko

J Knox you sound like you dont really belong here anyhow, you seem a bit full of yourself

Rowan Whittingham
Rowan Whittingham

J Knox, how can you write about 'inflated egos' in a way which makes you sound like you have an inflated ego?

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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

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"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.

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