4.2 out of 10

Lake Munmorah

Ranked 420th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.1925468083085 151.568728863406
Great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Oct 29, 2016

"Lake Munpoorah"

Well, I did my time in this town, long, long before it became the claimed 'beautiful' and other lies you may read about online. Its not without its charm, but all in all it is fairly average to live there.

The place was mostly populated by Sydney retirees originally. Looks good on paper. But in reality most people were fairly well small minded. All the usual coastal cues, a full time job in general you are a legend, a trades man (60k p/a) is an absolute god. Very much so a town where it mattered to proudly state 'I know this guy that did this wrong thing'. Generally populated by retirees and small families, derelict young adults and unemployed (or fake employed) adults. You will not find a job that pays more than 45k p/a therefore if you are a serious professional look elsewhere.

The famous Senior Citizen hall was vandalised numerous times throughout the 90s. Not sure if it ever saw a good run of operation, just remember it constantly having d1cks spray canned onto the front/side of it (d1cks are the thing to grafitti here).

The local boozer, 'Lake Munmorah Bowling club' is fairly average. Food is not that great, expect stale salad and coles $2 frozen chips. Ignore the place on Friday/Saturday as there are plenty of 'cool' people smoking drinking, and I noticed selling drugs in the toilets. These are your inhabitants, mostly unemployed and drug affected go to this place on these nights.

The lake in my opinion is nicer than Lake Maquearie and more natural looking. However it does suffer from the algae in the weed smelling, this is however being improved by the local council and has made a difference. Walking trail is nice and you will not get such a thing in Lake Maquarie only peoples back yards with boats in the way.

On the upside property prices are moving up, I would stress however, the land is the key thing, as most of these houses have seen a LOT of partying and druggo behaviour in general and are really ready for the wrecking ball. So if you can get your hands on some land go for it.
Pros
  • Great Beaches
Cons
  • typical coastal lack of intellect in people
  • blue collars rule the place
  • houses are mostly ready for wrecking
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
bds bds
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Lake Munmorah"

Lived here for over 25 years. Brought up a family here. People are friendly. A great family place until the kids need work or want to go out partying. No social life for adults or kids. There are a lot of teenagers and they have to drive everywhere. Two of my cars got stolen because there was a party close by and the kids needed to get home. Quite a few robberies often. Not too good for retirees as transport is poor, hospitals, shops or train station are not easily accessible by public transport, actually you can't even get to the train station from here without a car. Roads are for faster driving, not slow driving. Not a safe area to live, due to weirdos in the National Park. Great place if you love barking dogs all day and night. Quite a few incidence of kid grabbing, not by locals, but outsiders. Very hard place to start a business. A lot of shift workers that whinge about day noise. Great if you love sport, especially watersports. People that grew up here are really nice. The more families we get here the better.
Primary and Catholic schools are great.
Pros
  • great for sports lovers
  • great people live here
  • Great Beaches
  • Close to F3
Cons
  • a lot of weirdos in the national park
  • barking dogs everywhere
Recommended for
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A lovely place to raise a family."

I grew up here and am now raising my own children here. I couldn't imagine living any where else. It has the best of both worlds, close to the F3 and shops, but quiet with lakes and beaches in a national park.
Pros
  • Quiet & Safe
  • Great Beaches
  • Close to F3
Cons
  • A lot of retirees
  • Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Good"

Recommended for
  • Retirees