8.4 out of 10

Kariong

Ranked 207th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.4412829225575 151.295939688739
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 22, 2016

"family centered commuter town"

Watched this town grow over the past 30 years . Fantastic place to start a family and raise kids. Commuted to Sydney for 10 years before transferring locally only 30 mins to Hornsby, train line is good but can be crowded at peak hour. Got a car then shopping is close 3-5 mins to Coles West Gosford and many other major outlets and a gym . Multiple pre-schools, good primary near new quality high school. I still feel safe enough to go jogging at anytime much better than the northern beaches where many residents originated from. Local employment can be difficult for teens.
Pros
  • lots of local sporting organisations
  • Brilliant child care and good schooling.
  • Family friendly.
  • Good house re-sale
  • Low crime rate
Cons
  • local employment
  • Lack of quality restaurants
  • High rents
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly Suburb - Lots of families"

Lived here for 2 years. Very friendly suburb. Close to the F3, great childcare. Can have a bit of occasional trouble with teens hanging around the shops or walking around on the weekends, but nothing too bad considering how many teens actually live around here. Although there is no gym there are a few personal trainers that run heaps of classes. Its kind of like living in a friendly small town in that you get to know people and see familiar faces around everywhere, but you can have as much or as little to do with people as you like.
Pros
  • Good house re-sale
  • Brilliant child care and good schooling.
  • Family friendly.
Cons
  • High rents
  • Lack of quality restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly oasis"

Been living here for a few years now and love the place. Quiet and trouble free (a pleasant change from Sydney). There is everything you need here, shops and facility wise. Schooling and preschools are of a very high quality.
Only minutes to a multitude of beaches. Kids love Umina and Ettalong and we love Terrigal and Avoca.
Only thing lacking are some high quality restaurants (Thai takeaway is quality). The two new cafes are both very solid and cafe at mt Penang is good spot for interstate quests.
Very few negatives compared with most places I have lived in Sydney.
Pros
  • Family friendly.
  • Brilliant child care and good schooling.
  • Low crime rate
Cons
  • Lack of quality restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
emeraldmay
emeraldmay Kariong isnt trouble free , no place is , every place has its ups and downs, (dont forget about the abduction attemps on children earlier in 2011) plus there is the Juvenile centre next to the high quality HIGH SCHOOL. lol. please
2yrs+
Jimmyq
Jimmyq Its not like they are roaming around the suburb you plum!
Locked up behind 20ft fences so its a pretty irrelevant comment. I'd imagine it employs quite a few local people.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to buy"

2 mins to F3 and 10 mins to the nearest beach a commuters dream.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Jimmyq
Jimmyq Very family friendly. Friends in Sydney call in Nappy Town.
2yrs+
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