8.0 out of 10

Menai

Ranked 281st best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0097646154474 151.014450325933
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Menai is a great hub outside of Sydney"

Menai is a great place to live if you want to be close enough to everything. Close to the river, bush walking, beaches and climbing, it really is too good to be true. 50 minutes from Wollongong, 30 minutes from royal national park and 20 minutes to the beach. Great location and plenty to do and see.
Pros
  • Central location
  • Great investing area
  • People
  • Bush Land, quiet
  • Family Oriented
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Own paradise"

We moved from inner suburbs and loved menai straight away. Its clean, beautiful homes.
Pros
  • Bush Land, quiet
  • Family Oriented
  • Safe
Cons
  • close to bankstown
  • Not enough Pubs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 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+

"A great family friendly area with the convenience of shops, schools, parks & restaurants at your door"

Menai is a great family friendly area to live with a great selection of homes to choose from. Mainly new style of homes as Menai is a fairly new suburb. The homes are all looked after, have lovely gardens and lawns, there are pathways in all the streets and bicyle paths linking the area with lovely parks throughout.

The Shopping Centre is great with all your needs there with a woolworths, big w, fruit shops, florist, butcher, deli and great speciality shops specialising in footwear and clothing.

Lots of great restaurants are situation in Menai and there is also Club Menai which has regular entertainment and a great bistro.

Fantastic schools to choose from, Menai has everything to offers, feels young, clean and vibrant.

Overall a lovely place to live and raise your family, retire or starting out.
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 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live & work!"

I have seen many changes in the area that have all been positive. Growth of infrastructure, population growth and development of residential and commercial properties.

Menai is a great place to work with many cafes, shops conveniently layed out. Our office is based in the Menai Metro and from there I can basically work to all amenities.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, however not too small."

There is plenty to do. There is bike lanes, bush walks to the rivers, not too far from beach. It is easy to get to work as it is resonably central to west and east. Plenty of shopping. No train station so no condenced housing and drug central.
Schools are good.
Pros
  • Bush Land, quiet
  • Family Oriented
  • Safe
Cons
  • Not enough Pubs
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 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Absolutely Love it!!! Moved from Eastern suburbs and will never look back"

I love it at Menai, lovely street, lovely neighbours..great shops, great children activities..best place in sydney..!!
Pros
  • Family Oriented
  • Bush Land, quiet
  • Safe
Cons
  • close to bankstown
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Feels more like Western Sydney than the Shire"

Menai isnt that bad but I definitely wouldnt want to live there. It honestly feels more like Western Sydney than Southern Sydney. New, cheap-looking houses which are very close to one another. I swear it is also much hotter than the eastern parts of the shire.
Cons
  • close to bankstown
  • close to nuclear reactor
  • hot and humid
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
MarcellaS
MarcellaS I would disagree nothing like western Sydney which i dislike but yesterday my 1st visit to menai i liked it there
Jun 12, 2016
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not my cup of tea"

Lizee
Lizee Why not?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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+

"The centre of the Menai District"

Menai is a sought after family oriented suburb, many of the homes were constructed in the late 1970 and early 1980s.Unique developments include The Rivermount and Forest Glenn Estates comprising of resident only community facilities including pool, tennis court and club house. As a result the homes tend to have been purpose built for families, offering four or more bedrooms, several bathrooms and substantial living and entertaining spaces. Homes are generally situated on well proportioned blocks and boast double car garages.

Menai has a bustling commercial centre off Menai Road that offers locals a variety of shopping choices. There is a Woolworth’s supermarket, Big W department store and a large range of boutiques and specialty stores.

Menai Metro located on Allison Crescent has an array of restaurants including Rock Salt being voted Family Restaurant of the year 2009. Situated close by is Menai Catholic Club, a great meeting place for family and friends, offering plenty of live entertainment.

Menai’s families have an excellent range of childcare and educational centres close to home. There are a number of long day care centres and preschools catering to children in the nought to five age range, including the Carter Road and Bradman Road Childcare Centres. Families with primary school aged children also have a range of educational options within Menai. The suburb is home to Menai Primary, a public school, along with the Holy Family Catholic School. A number of secondary schools are within easy reach, including Menai High School and Aquinas College.
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 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So good we moved here 10 years ago and never looked back"

We would live anywhere in the 2234 postcode it's just happen chance that we ended up in Menai because that was where the house was that suited us. Love the people the convenience the schools and the lifestyle. Safe, peaceful and quiet.
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 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 4/5
  • 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+

"Great place to live and extremely convenient"

Menai is truly a suburb that has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

For the kids there are numerous parks, play grounds and of course the skate park which they all really enjoy. There are also some of the best schools in the state which can cater to any Child’s needs.

There are a variety of super markets, shops, businesses and some fantastic restaurants throughout Menai plus some of the finest medical facilities.

Being a local resident, Menai is a great place to live and work as everything is only a stone’s throw away and make for an easy lifestyle.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Menai

1

Schofield Place

4.5/5
"Quality Development"
-34.01247 151.01398
2

Portmadoc Drive

4.5/5
"Stunning Street - very sought after- great resale"
-34.01081 151.02077
3

Owen Jones Row

4.5/5
"Excellent location highly sought for convenience to all amenities"
-34.02152 151.01052
"Great Location Highly sought after due to convenience "
-34.02011 151.01034
"Convenient and Sought After"
-34.01958 151.01528
"Fantastic bush views and sensational homes"
-34.0096668022 151.0214794551

Unranked Streets in Menai

Menai Road

4.5/5
"Popular development"
-34.0175 151.02178

Link Circuit

4.5/5
"Record breaking street due to its popularity"
-34.01178 151.02049
"Nice & Quiet New Menai Postion"
-34.00771 151.01748

Colwyn Close

4.5/5
"The newest and arguably one of the best streets in New Menai - quality executive homes and highly desirable location with in walking distance to everything you could need"
-34.010031 151.016849