Jannali, NSW 2226

4.7(18 reviews)

Ranked 15th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Public transport
  • Safe and sound
  • Parks and recreation
  • Schools

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Reviews of Jannali, NSW

danielz8
danielz8
17th September 2021

"Amazing suburb to call home"

Jannali is a safe, leafy family friendly suburb that I highly recommend to people looking for a place to live. My partner and I had not heard of Jannali prior to moving here 2 years ago but so thankful we stumbled upon this suburb while looking for our first home. Some of our things we really enjoyed while living in Jannali are:
- Fast trains (35 mins) to CBD (great for ppl like me who work in the city and have to return to the office once lockdown has ended)
- Plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes that locals can easily access (especially convenient during lockdown)
- Close proximity to nature and green spaces like Royal National Park, Cronulla beaches etc
- Strong community spirit (my personal experience with neighbours have all been positive)
- Town centre has a really nice village atmosphere (unlike some suburbs that have an industrial feel to it)
We love our lifestyle here in Jannali and have not looked back since calling this place home!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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wasfu
wasfu
30th August 2021

"jannali my old home town"

i moved to jannali or really oyster bay near jannali in 1951 when the area was mainly bush. we had no sewerage, a pan toilet, an ice box and meat store made of hessian. no buses, dirt roads. train stopped at como. all trains were steam trains no electric. no shops as such.wet to school at penshurst marist brothers.swam at como baths with a mud bottom and jelly fish that snuck in through the nets. lived in atent for ayear until dad completed part of the house.sutherland township was small and miles away. good times its a shame civilisation arrived!!! went back in 1990 no bush. just houses built on top of each other particularly around bates drive.

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yuparnyo
yuparnyo
20th August 2021

"Safe, clean, leafy with medical centres, dentist, optometrists, pathology lab, post office, Woolworths and cafes all available within the suburb."

Safe, clean, leafy with medical centres, dentist, optometrists, pathology lab, post office, Woolworths and cafes all available within the suburb.

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  • Families with kids
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tkk
tkk
4th May 2021

"Charming, quiet and safe little suburb with convenience at your fingertips"

We moved to Jannali a year ago from the lower north shore and have really enjoyed living here. All the neighbours we've met so far are friendly and there is a strong sense of community in the neighbourhood. Jannali has a train station with express trains to the city in peak hour (35 mins to town hall) and the main roads are lined with cafes, restaurants and a Woolworths Metro. Our favourite restaurants are Rock Salt (Italian) and Moksha (Indian).

If you want to shop, Westfield Miranda, South Village and Bunnings are all within a 10 min drive. If you are after some nature, Royal National Park, Como pleasure grounds and Cronulla beaches are all within easy reach and no more than a 20 min drive away.

There are currently plans to further develop Jannali town centre to incorporate a commuter car park and more retail shops including a full sized Woolworths so things are certainly looking up for this little suburb. It is not hard to see why Jannali was ranked one of the most liveable suburbs in Sydney.

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  • Families with kids
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aidanh1
aidanh1
3rd November 2020

"Quiet, peaceful, spacious"

Lovely Suburb west of the Shire. Direct trains to the city, 20 minutes to the beach.
Very pleasant people, nice cafes, takeaways, new Woolworths.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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hilaryd
hilaryd
11th October 2020

"A lovely suburb hidden away from the main stream"

My parents bought a house in Wattle Road, Jannali in 1966 when we came to live in Australia from England. Originally only supposed to stay for three years, as my father was on a contract for that time, but we ended up staying. Although I didnt personally live in Jannali with my parents for that long as I went back to the UK for five years and on return lived elsewhere - I made numerous visits to the suburb . Of course it has changed out of sight since those days and never in my wildest dreams did I think I would come and live here, but am now happily ensconced in one of the four townhouses on my fathers old block. It is quite strange really! But it is a great place to live for many reasons and especially with Covid now, we feel a lot safer than where we used to live in the inner city - too congested and no infuriating plane noise every day, which we endured for 12 years! I can see the appeal of Jannali, although in the early days it was much less sophisticated, for want of a better word. My father, who lived here for almost 50 years loved Jannali and used to say it is the centre of the universe! , which made us all laugh.

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snellz
snellz
11th June 2020

"Underrated and Undervalued! - A leafy little suburb where kids can still play in their street!"

Our young family love this little Suburb and are blessed to call it home. Doubt we will be moving out of here any time soon as the vibe is great and the schools in the area are excellent. The area is still really undervalued and underrated considering the the express train to the city (which I use) and the abundance of parks, schools and ammenities. The first time I drove into First Avenue (West) and saw the kids with their parents littered across the street I thought yep this is where we will be for abit. Haven't looked back!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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aidanh
aidanh
12th March 2020

"Relaxing, green, quiet, safe suburb in the Shire"

Have lived in Jannali for 12 months and love the laid back life, open spaces, greenery, cafes and friendly people here.
Excellent access to the city just 35 minutes express train, 20 minutes to the beach or 30 minutes to Bundeena national park.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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chriss64
chriss64
11th November 2019

"Fantastic suburb"

Lovely quiet streets - the sort of place where you can let kids play out front with the neighbours and not have to worry. Great schools with teachers who care. The people are lovely. I read another review about racism, but we have lived there for 3 years now and never had an issue (my wife is from South America and looks a bit middle eastern). Most people seem genuinely nice and the area is increasingly multicultural, albiet still predominantly white. Great location - frequent trains to the city take around 40 min, 15-20 min drive to the beach, 5 minutes to Como pleasure grounds (excellent pool and park), 15 minute drive to Royal National Park, 5 min drive to Bunnings, Aldi, Coles etc. Jannalil shops are fine and improving (eg two new venues for evening drinks have opened up in the last year including a kid friendly sports bar), though there are still some empty shopfronts that I would like to see filled. The local shire has plans to plant heaps of trees along many of the streets in the near future, which will further improve the landscaping. All round fantastic.

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  • Families with kids
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"Ok place to live"

Lived in Jannali for over 15 years, not a bad area to live in with quiet streets. The station was recently upgraded which makes commuting a lot easier - express train to the city is approximately 35 mins, all stops can take about 45-50mins. There are usually limited seats during the morning train and worse on the way back especially if you are getting off at Townhall. Shops on box road are pretty convenient, otherwise it's a short drive to Sutherland and Kareela for shopping. As a minority living in the area I have experienced a huge racism and constantly being stared at as if I were a zoo animal. There were countless occasions where people would verbalise racist remarks as they walked past me or shop assistants refusing to serve me because I was a person of colour - it was some of the worst and most humiliating experience I have ever experienced in my life. There's a bit of drag racing at night, especially towards como. There were 3 stabbing incidents close to the street I lived in, two of which were domestic related. Jannali seems to be the place for young families these days. Not a bad area, a part from the bogans there are some really lovely people. if it weren't for the racist encounters, I would have really adored this suburb but those experiences stick with you for life.

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"Absolute gem of a suburb"

Recognised by the real estate industry and media as an "it" suburb for growth.
The most convenient Shire suburb for commuting to the CBD. Only 35min on the train and lots of trains stop here. Lots of cafes, restaurants and an almost Summer Hill-like village atmosphere along the main drag. People say Rossford Ave is generally regarded as the most desirable street because it's nice and there are distant views to the ocean from many of the houses... but we couldn't quite afford it there and we think our street is awesome as well so you just can't go wrong in Jannali!
Full of professionals, fantastic schools and a real community atmosphere. 15min to the beach, 5min to the river, 10min to the national park. Excellent position.
No wonder home prices are sky rocketing!

Great for

  • Good shops
  • Great train links to city
  • Leafy and quiet
  • Full of professionals

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
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"Awesome place to live"

Convenient, quiet, relaxing and friendly...plus property prices are rising fast!

Great for

  • Good shops
  • Great train links to city
  • Leafy and quiet
  • Full of professionals
  • Nice walks

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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"Way too far from the city"

Culbert3
Culbert3

That's ridiculous...it's only 35 mins from city by train. Plus that's the whole point of living in Jannali. We actually have trees, wildlife and views rather than concrete.

cs123456
cs123456

Agree with Culbert 3. Access to the CBD is excellent.

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"Best place to live...."

I heart Jannali. It's so peaceful and quiet with a great community atmosphere....transport is great too!

Great for

  • Full of professionals
  • Nice walks
  • Good shops
  • Great train links to city
  • Leafy and quiet

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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"Best suburb in the Shire!"

Jannali is the best suburb in the Shire! As first home buyers we didn't have many locations in the Shire we could afford and we didn't like ANY of them...Engadine, Menai, Heathcote etc :-( However, when we found Jannali it totally blew the other places out of the water! Its literally in the centre of the Shire with easy access to the beach, water (@Como). Its really quiet and the houses are quaint and cute. Its the quickest and best suburb in the Shire in terms of getting in and out of the city and is also convenient and close to shops and restaurants etc. I wouldnt live anywhere else. And in just over two years our house is now worth over $100K more than we paid for it! You couldn't ask for anything better!

Great for

  • Great train links to city
  • Good shops
  • Leafy and quiet

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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"Best deal in south sydney!"

We moved to Jannali 2 years ago from the inner city. To say we've been impressed since then is puttting it lightly. Great cafes, fast trains to city, family friendly people, super schools (just check out Jannali East on myschool) 15 mins from the beach (without having a 1M plus beach mortgage!)...could not be happier....now to find the money to build that 4th bedroom so we don't have to move!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Quiet, leafy Jannali...a fantastic place to live"

I moved to Jannali from another area of the Sutherland Shire and absolutely love it! Its much quieter and leafier than other areas of the Shire and very convenient to shops, transport and other facilities. Its close to the City, close enough to the waterways and the house prices are still reasonable (although climbing every day).

I love the relaxed feel of the suburb and would recommend it to other first home buyers!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great place to bring up kids"

Lovely suburb with shops and good access to city with fast train through close by. Prices are still very affordable in comparison to neighbouring suburbs such as Como. Love it. Live it!

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  • Families with kids
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