9.1 out of 10

Mortdale

Ranked 76th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.97319 151.06574
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Mar 08, 2020

"Never realised how huge this suburb was until I caught sight of the map"

The shopping strip leading up to the train station has a very relaxed atmosphere and village feel to it. The local IGA is highly convenient for shopping options, but even if that's inadequate for your liking, there are frequent trains to Hurstville (which sometimes even skip Penshurst), and I'm aware of busses to Roselands. If you live on the side closer to west Penshurst or Peakhurst, I'm sure there are frequent busses, which head towards the train station, so travel for access to amenities is not a quandary. (You could go to Beverly Hills for a greater range of dining options, and that, I can be sure that there are numerous busses there).
I will state this for once: Mortdale is underpriced for the general population demographic. Yes, you may repudiate me when it comes to families with children, as the education sector seems to be poorly underrepresented. But no, I would retaliate that there are several good local schools in the vicinity. They won't be top notch, because well, private schools are primarily distributed in the inner west, east and north shore, but honestly, travelling to schools in these areas from Mortdale is easy.
As for safety, I feel that this is absolute heaven relative to some places further west. Even down east, where people find it more desirable to reside (for which I would quite agree), there are a greater quantity of what I would class dodgy places. All in all, Mortdale won't be your general notion of the North Shore with an array of leafy environs, but it will suit many families with children, blue collar workers and professionals, as it is equipped with all the necessary needs in the suburb itself and amenities nearby are accessible in Penshurst, Hurstville, Oatley, Peakhurst and Riverwood.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 30, 2020

"Friendly community, lots of greenery, cafés, close to the water, and easy CBD access."

We bought an apartment in Mortdale 8 months ago and love the community, greenery and parks around. Everyone is super friendly and the shopping strip has everything you need, from a good IGA, to fresh fruits and veggie shops, an awesome butcher, great patisserie and some decent cafés.

Only a 5 mins drive to Oatley park’s river beach and nice waterside walking trails. The upgraded and numerous playgrounds and childcare options close by are handy too. Hadn’t even heard of this suburb a year ago, having only lived in an around the city and inner west but really enjoying it so far as a young couple.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy an apartment as you can get decent value vs. space and some large apartments here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Ticks all the boxes"

Hi, I'm Stefan Bujak from Ray White Oatley - My core business area is Mortdale.

Within close proximity to Sydney CBD, parks & beaches, Mortdale is growing faster than ever in popularity. With a vast demographic of people being attracted to the area, there is an ample supply of property for all. A great mix of houses, units, villa's and an ever so growing portfolio of duplexes is normally on offer.

If you drive through, why not stop at New York Patisseire for a delicious cake and explore what Mortdale has to offer.

Investors - Mortdale is currently a hot spot, especially the unit belt. Tenants love the area and its proximity to the Station - definitely a suburb to research when investigating for your next property.

For any questions or advice, feel free to contact me on [email protected] or 0403 878 888.

Welcome.
Pros
  • cafes
  • doctors/dentists
  • restaurants
  • Great train station
  • Ideal for investments
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"If you live in the area, its a great suburb you often visit to buy goods/services for cheap..."

Great place for an investment property...given the relative affordability, good transport and ammenities. Seem to be many young families and pensioners...shouldnt have a problem renting out a unit or fibro cottage here. As an owner occupier, there are better suburbs in the local area you might call home.
Pros
  • Great train station
  • Ideal for investments
  • cafes
  • doctors/dentists
  • restaurants
Cons
  • Weekend traffic
  • A bit of roughage (punks, drunks and skunks)
  • Journey point and not a destination
  • parking
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Didnt want to leave"

we moved to Mortdale with the view of only being there a few years but ended up being there 5 years. Get involved in the local community nad soon you will know the butcher, baker and everyone in town.
The closer to town you live the better, visit any of the restaurants, take a bottle of wine and walk home.
There is a gtreat choice of schools for any denomination and all are friendly,

I have noticed that people have knocked the lack of shopping facilties, if you want to live next to a large shopping centre - move to Hurstville. Catch a train to the city it takes 30 mins. The buses go to Roselands if you dont drive.
If anything, the only con that I believe that Mortdale has is the amount of traffic going through it, I think the secret is out, what a good place it is to live.
The only reason we moved was because of our job.
Pros
  • restaurants
  • doctors/dentists
  • cafes
Cons
  • parking
  • gym facilities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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+

"Fantastic lifestyle"

Close to shops, transport, cafes, restaurants and loads more. Everything you need in one central place.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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+

"Close to everything"

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Close to everything"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Convenience and variety"

A resident's review... Mortdale's main shopping strip has a village feel and is always buzzing with an interesting mix of people. The main strip on Morts Rd is located on the north-western side of the railway and has everything from butchers, bakers, delicatessens and a supermarket to hairdressers, restaurants, cafes, doctors, dentists, vets, banks, pub, etc. It all makes living in Mortdale quite convenient, except for accessing the major chain stores (the big supermarkets, hardware stores, office supplies, etc). The suburb generally feels safe, with people going about their everyday lives and traffic isn't really a problem.

The residential buildings closest to the shopping strip are mostly apartments and units, then as you head north west the buildings tend to become townhouses and houses. The south eastern side (east of the railway) is mostly houses. From most streets it is a reasonably easy 5-15min walk to the train station, which is serviced every 10-15min in peak hours by trains that run through the city to Bondi Junction. A bus service connects to the train station, and there is a taxi rank outside the station. Mortdale is also a convenient distance to the airport.

For all the convenience, Mortdale doesn't have especially good parks. Apart from small reserves, you must travel to nearby Oatley or to the top of Morts Rd to access a decent size park area. Oatley Park is a particularly great recreational area.

Some areas of north western Mortdale are beneath a flight path which is used mostly around 6:30am or around 10:30pm. The planes are just beginning to get low enough to be a disturbance, so if you are in the north western area ensure the building blocks noise adequately.

Like most places, Mortdale is also becoming a bit overvalued for renting and buying. The mix of properties makes it popular with a lot of working couples and families. You should expect to budget a bit higher than Peakhurt and Penshurst, but less than Oatley. Finally, don't go and find out what "Mort - Dale" actually means! :-)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Mortdale

Martin Place

3.5/5
"Good neighbourhood, predominately home units"
-33.9699663276 151.0794677611
"Nice and green. Friendly neighbours."
-33.9668107802 151.0821451953

Crump Street

3.5/5
"A neat street!"
-33.9683646483 151.0733069305